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Media Advisory: Detroit Zoo To Open Red Panda Forest December 10

Enhancements and expansion to be revealed

WHAT: Media are invited to be among the first to cross a new 80-foot rope bridge extending through the trees of the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest while taking in the newly enhanced and expanded space.

WHEN: Monday, December 10, 10 a.m. (Please enter through Gate 4 – fifth driveway on 10 Mile Rd. west of Woodward Ave. – by 9:45 a.m. for a golf-cart escort.)

WHERE: Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest at the Detroit Zoo

WHO: Lloyd Semple, chair of the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board of directors; Ron Kagan, DZS executive director and CEO; Jonathan Holtzman, founder of the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation; and students from Holy Redeemer Grade School in Detroit, who have been invited for an exclusive first tour of the home of these charismatic creatures.

WHY: The Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest has been expanded by 4,000 square feet to more than 14,000 square feet, with the addition of a flowing stream, a larger and more complex arboreal pathway through the habitat, misting areas to cool the red pandas in the summer, more land for exploration and a variety of new nesting places. A rope bridge extending 80 feet through the trees in the red pandas’ habitat provides an exciting experience for adventurous guests and unparalleled views of these arboreal animals.

HOW: Contact Patricia Janeway at 248.336.5757 (office), 248.765.9595 (mobile) or

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