The Great Lakes Zoological Society closed it’s doors in February due to lack of funds. The zoo which offered “conservation through education” featured over 70 animals on display. Each open for adoption, provided the adopters had been properly educated on how to care for them.
In a statement on the society’s website, they announced their unfortunate closure. “With heavy hearts, we have permanently closed our doors. The zoo was not financially viable and the volunteers who form the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to liquidate our assets to pay our creditors.”
The message also explained that many of the zoo animals have been carefully transitioned into facilities all over Michigan, including the Leslie Science and Nature Center, Binder Park Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Wilderness Trails Zoo and John Ball Zoo.