Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo, located just outside of downtown Detroit on 125 acres, is home to an incredible number of animals from all over the world. The zoo is divided into habitat types, with the African habitats being one of the most common, with exotic favorites including rhinos, tigers, zebras, and giraffes, as well as a South American favorite, the sloth. The four-acre ape habitat, which houses a dozen chimps and three silverback gorillas, is located within this section.

Camels, lions, lemurs, and red pandas live in the Asian Forest habitat, and kangaroos and wallabies live in the Australian Outback habitat. There are also sections dedicated to North American wildlife, as well as an Arctic zone with polar bears, Arctic foxes, and various penguin species. The indoor butterfly garden, a free-flight aviary, and the reptile rehabilitation center, which houses a variety of snakes, frogs, and turtles, are also available for visitors to enjoy.

Visitors may participate in a number of animal encounters, including giraffe feeding and penguin meet and greets. There are several playgrounds, a train trip, and a 4-D theater at the park, as well as picnic areas and a low-sensory zone for overstimulated children.


The Detroit Zoo is a zoo located in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits, at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696. Directions to Detroit Zoo

Monday 9am–6pm Tuesday 9am–6pm Wednesday 9am–6pm Thursday 9am–6pm Friday 9am–6pm Saturday 9am–6pm Sunday 9am–6pm