Two Wolverines Emerge from Maternity Den at Detroit Zoo

Only kits in a North American Zoo

WHAT: The only litter of wolverine kits (Gulo gulo) at a North American zoo has emerged from their maternity den this week. Media are invited to view the three-month-old wolverine kits explore their new home at the Detroit Zoo.

WHERE: The Detroit Zoo’s wolverine exhibit. The Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off the I-696 service drive. All media should enter through the Zoo’s Administration building.

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Media are invited to view the wolverine kits and interview Detroit Zoological Institute Director Ron Kagan and Director of Conservation and Animal Welfare Scott Carter. Please R.S.V.P. with the Public Relations department at (248) 398-0903 ext. 3276 or via email at pr1@detroitzoo.org .

HOW: The new kits remained in a maternity den with their mother, Aggie, and emerged for the first time this week.

The Detroit Zoological Institute is comprised of the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. The Institute, founded in 1928, is committed to celebrating and saving wildlife. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is open year round with several indoor viewing areas. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696 in Royal Oak. Admission is $11.00 for adults 13 to 61; $9.00 for senior citizens 62 and older and $7.00 for students ages 2 to 12; and children under 2 are free. For more information call (248) 398-0900 or visit http://www.detroitzoo.org/ . The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is located on Belle Isle Park in Detroit. The Nature Zoo is currently under construction but some family programming takes place on the weekends with advance reservations by calling (313) 852-4056. The Detroit Zoological Society works to promote the general welfare and interests of the Detroit Zoological Institute. Financial support has allowed the Zoo to expand its animal collection, open new exhibits, and implement major beautification projects. To help the Detroit Zoological Society through financial support, partnership opportunities, membership, or volunteering, please call (248) 541-5717.

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