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Detroit Zoo
8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak Driving directions
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Apr-Aug 9am-5pm (8pm Wed in Jul-Aug, late-night concerts and events), Sep 10am-5pm, Oct-Mar 10am-4pm

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Detroit Zoo was one of the first in the country to give its animals open, more natural environments. Loop trails and a miniature train wind through the 51ha grounds, which hold over 3 000 mammals, birds and reptiles. Habitats include the Arctic Ring of Life (polar bears) and the National Amphibian Conservation Center. An aviary houses the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, with a butterfly garden and an aquarium.

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