Talk:Detroit Zoo

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This page really needs some updates on the recent string of deaths at the Detroit Zoo. (comment added by anon, 13:32, July 16, 2005)

Photos needed[edit]

Photos of entry and some exhibits including Artic Ring of wildlife glass tunnelThomas Paine1776 19:00, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

I've got some really cool photos (at home) and I'll be going to the zoo soon, so I can take some more if needed. I also an awesome mpeg video of the polar bears swimming around the tunnel but I don't think that will upload to wiki. —MJCdetroit 19:16, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, the Detroit Zoo nice place, photos should reflect it, The entry way with gate and flags, fountains, grounds, train, exhibits, etc.,Thomas Paine1776 17:14, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Edits I made today.[edit]

I removed the Expo link because it talks negatively about the zoo in a way that it is not very factual. The person did not do his research about all the behind the scenes stuff that happens in NAIC and other things.

I confirmed the Kangaroo count this week too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ecvogel (talkcontribs) 03:22, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Broken Link[edit]

The "History of the zoo" link, under External Links, is broken. TheDork (talk) 04:58, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Marked it with {{dead link}} though it is unclear if there is something temporarily wrong with the Detroit News webserver, or if the link is actually truly dead. — MrDolomite • Talk 14:59, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Bad Link[edit]

Resolved: Fixed.

The hot link "Drill" from the expandable list of animals, goes to a page on the tool (for making holes) rather than information on the animal. Smith editor (talk) 18:37, 24 July 2012 (UTC)Smith_editor 24July2012

In the future, WP:JUSTFIXIT. It would have taken less time to look for an animal in Drill (disambiguation) and fix the link than it did to report the problem here. — SMcCandlish  Talk⇒ ɖכþ Contrib. 02:23, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Propose removing "Animals" section[edit]

The "Animals" section (which I have cleaned up per WP:MOS – do not capitalize the common names of species) and turned into a normal paragraph, should simply be deleted.

  1. It's unsourced and probably unsourceable.
  2. It's unencyclopedic trivia.
  3. It can never be complete, unless it reached completely absurd proportions.
  4. It's prone to errors ("I think I saw a snow leopard or something there the other month, so I should add that.") and vandalism.
  5. It will always be out-of-date, since zoos lose and obtain new animals on a frequent basis.
  6. The vast majority of zoo articles do not have a pointless list like this, so including one is weird and inconsistent.

Point #1 is the most important. Article content is not magically exempt from WP:V simply because it's in list form.

Mention of especially notable animals that a zoo has, like very endangered species, is appropriate, but there is no compelling reason to do this as a list. It actually make much more sense to write a paragraph about this, including why the animals are important/noteworthy.

SMcCandlish  Talk⇒ ɖכþ Contrib. 02:18, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Reformatting the Article[edit]

Hey all, I've been thinking this for a while, but I really think that this article needs to be completely revamped. We use the Zoological Society section like a big "About Us" section, the Animals section is nauseating to look at, and the Current Activities section will eventually become a History section because we will only add to it, but not delete old news. If no one objects, I'm going to reformat much of the article to look more like the National Zoo's article. I think they do a pretty good job with organization. Content wise, not much here will change; it's just not a well-organized article. Thanks, and do give me feedback. Bnosnhoj (talk) 17:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

The article as I read it today was definitely written by the zoo itself - it even refers to the zoo as "we" and describes non-encyclopedic material (such as the zoo keepers saying their yak is very smart). I hope someone who enjoys reformatting articles can take a stab at this one; its length makes it overwhelming for me. Jnmwiki (talk) 21:42, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

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