Detroit Zoo Attendance Hits 1 Million for 9th Year


ROYAL OAK —The Detroit Zoo attendance surpassed one million for the ninth consecutive year on Friday, zoo officials announced today. At the close of the Labor Day weekend, the number of visitors for the year thus far totaled 1,021,408.

“There are thousands of ways to get Vitamin Z at the Detroit Zoo, as more than a million people have already discovered this year,” said Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan. “We’re grateful to the community for its support and look forward to providing more outstanding guest experiences in 2014 and beyond.”

Upcoming events this fall include Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo on Sept. 14 – a 5K, 10K and 1.5-mile fun walk to benefit the Zoo’s Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals. On Sept. 26, Zoo Brew returns with more than 100 craft beers for the 21-and-older beer-tasting event. The annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration takes place on select weekends in October; and for 24 nights in November and December, guests can enjoy more than five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and animal sculptures throughout the front of the zoo during Wild Lights.