As a non-profit organization, the Detroit Zoological Society depends on contributions from supporters like you to help ensure continued success so that we may deliver the best possible Zoo for our animals and our region. Your gift to the Detroit Zoo Fund will support our mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife.
Did you know that the lightest animal at the Detroit Zoo is the butterfly and the heaviest is the white rhinoceros? Butterflies can be as small as .0004 gram while the white rhino can weigh in at more than 6,000 pounds.
The Detroit Zoological Society has risen to the top of the list of four-star rated U. S. zoos and aquariums by Charity Navigator. Four stars is the organization’s highest possible rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.