DeMaria recently completed the construction on the new Cotton Family Wolf Habitat at the Detroit Zoo. Located at the southwest corner of the park, the two acre sanctuary will feature grassy meadows, trees, a flowing stream and pond, dens and elevated rock outcroppings from which the wolves can survey their surroundings and Zoo visitors.
For decades, DZS has played a role in the conservation of wolves in Michigan. In 1952, the Detroit Zoo sent four wolves to Isle Royale in the Upper Peninsula to be released as part of a program to re-establish the species. As with other native Michigan animals living at the Zoo, the DZS will be engaged in conserving wolves in the wild.