Holiday Sales will Benefit the Animals of the Detroit Zoo

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ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoological Society is offering discounted rates and membership prices to the residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne county this holiday season. The proceeds from sales will help support the animals at the Detroit Zoo.

A Detroit Zoo membership provides a year’s supply of “Vitamin Z” with free admission to the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo, free daytime parking, discounts at Zoo gift shops and many other benefits. Prices range from $53 to $160. Residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties receive $10 off all categories and can purchase up to four gift memberships at the discounted rate.

Opt to adopt —  An Animals Depend on People to Survive gift package includes a plush animal, photo, personalized adoption certificate and greeting card. Prices range from $40 to $1,000. Or, visit Zoofari Market on your next trip to the Zoo, purchase any plush, make a donation of $15 and receive a certificate of adoption. The gift of A.D.O.P.T.S. helps to improve the Zoo animals’ habitats and provides veterinary treatment.

Make a lasting impression at the Zoo with a brick tribute paver engraved with a loved one’s name or special message. The price varies from $100 – $1000. A brass-finished laser-etched butterfly – displayed in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery – can be purchased to commemorate a birthday, wedding, anniversary or the life of a family member, friend or cherished pet for $500. Or, make a donation of any amount in someone’s honor or memory.

Zoo Experiences such as Breakfast with the Butterflies are $300 for a group of five. Breakfast with the Giraffes, $500 per group of six and Mingle with the Macaronis for 600$ for a group of six. Visitors will get up close and personal with these Zoo residents. A Guided ZooTour ($250 for two people; $100 for each additional person) offers the opportunity to tour the Detroit Zoo with a knowledgeable docent on a zero-emission golf cart and visit the animals before the Zoo opens.

Preserve the rainforest one child at a time. A contribution to the Adopt-A-School program in lieu of exchanging gifts supports the mission of the DZS and provides school supplies to the rural schools and children in the Amazon. Sponsor a child for $50 for a year’s supply of school materials or adopt an entire Peruvian school for $425.

To purchase a gift certificate, order holiday gifts or donate to the Adopt-A-School program, call 248- 336-5836. To give a gift membership, call 248-541-5717 and press 3.

For more information, call 248- 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.

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