The Detroit Zoo

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8450 W 10 Mile Rd (at Woodward Ave.)
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
Mon–Sun: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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  • The giraffes are a must see!
  • Arctic Circle of Life is my fav exhibit
  • You've got to see the Otter. Nuf said.
  • Check out the sloth in the amphibian house!!!
  • new lion's den! arghhhh!!
  • Children will be amazed by animals from all over the world, including the Arctic, African Grasslands, Asian Forest Australian Outback. The zoo also has a carousel.
  • Great place for Kids. Make sure to buy annual family pass. Great value.
  • If you can be at the Arctic Circle of Life in the under water tunnel when they are feeding the polar bears you will have an amazing show. The polar bear sits on the glass above you and dives for food.
  • Giraffe Encounter was amazing! Go to the special ticket booth right after the main entrance and get to hand feed them! Two ppl can share one "ticket" since you get 2 pieces of food for the giraffe.
  • I know it is for kids, but squeeze yourself in the prairie dog exhibit
  • Get your daily dose of vitamin Z here!
  • Do us all a favor and don't have your kids throw things at the animals, and don't swear when there are kids are around! (Yes, this really happened while I was there!)
  • Dinosaur exhibit is a must see for all.
  • Zoo Boo! Halloween activities and trick or treating for kids. Check it out on their website!
  • During the summer, the Zoo stays open until 8pm. It's the best time to go!
  • Love the penguins!!!!
  • Be sure to check out the 'roo exhibit, you can walk through their cage. Walk slow, If they come up to you stop!
  • Stop by the cider and donuts tent! Proceeds are donated to several animal based causes!
  • Catch the polar bear sitting on the glass!
  • What a great zoo. Make sure you check out the Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, and Amphibiville. Also, get a picture infront of the Rackham Fountain.