Michigan zoo announces birth of 2 polar bear cubs for first time in decades
Polar bear cubs are being cared by zookeepers at Detroit Zoo and by Suka, the mother cub. ROYAL OAK, Mich. – For the first time in two decades, a Michigan zoo is now home to two newborn polar bear cubs, WDIV reported. Two polar bear cubs were born November 17, 2020, to parents Suka and Nuka at the... Posted by Detroit Zoo on Friday, January 29, 2021The mother polar bear, Suka had given birth twice in the past, but none of her cubs had survived. The experience of a cub raised by humans and a cub raised by a mother polar bear is rare but rewarding, as zoo officials are able to learn more about the development of the cubs, WDIV reported. AdThe zoo has not said whether the female cub will reunite with her polar bear family at the Arctic Ring exhibit, which is currently not viewable to guests at this time.
Detroit Zoo plans to be powered by renewable energy by 2021
DETROIT (CNN) - Windmills and solar panels may soon be keeping the lights on in the reptile house, and throughout the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, located in Detroit's suburb of Royal Oak, says it's shifting to being powered entirely by renewable energy. "We are announcing today that Detroit Zoo is going to be 100% fully powered by local Michigan-made energy," Scott Carter, the zoo's chief life sciences officer, said in a web video posted by DTE Energy. The zoo is joining MIGreenPower, which is DTE's program allowing its customers to receive energy from the utility company's renewable sources. The Detroit Zoo says that program is the first of its kind at a zoo.