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Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh, My!
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Lions and tigers and bears...oh, yes – thanks to the generosity of our members, volunteers and community.
The donations we receive truly have an impact on the Detroit Zoological Society’s ability to further our mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.


“Lions, and tigers, and bears…” is more than a line from a classic film.  It represents just a few of our animal residents who are the recipients of the generous donations we receive.  A gift to the Society supports all our animals, their homes and the care we provide right here in your own backyard…and beyond. 


With your gift, we feed our animal residents very nutritious and healthy meals - nearly 500,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables and more each year.  Our lions, tigers and bears and the rest of our mammals consume 352,992 pounds of that total!   Your philanthropic support allows us to provide preventive and essential healthcare from cardiac exams to surgery.  We also participate in conservation programs around the globe to help threatened/endangered species and provide sanctuary to wildlife from compromised situations, as we did recently for our three adorable orphaned bear cubs.   These are just a few examples of how your gift is more than a donation; it is an investment in your Zoo and the world around you.


“There’s no place like home”…and the lions, tigers, bears and more than 3,000 other animals in our care are thriving in theirs thanks to supporters like you.  Donate today, and you will make a significant difference in the lives of all the animals that call the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo home.