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How Do Animals Make Woo at the Zoo?

Find out when the Detroit Zoo hosts Love Gone Wild on Valentine's Day.

Birds do it. Bees do it. Find out how animals at the Detroit Zoo do it at the second annual Love Gone Wild on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Open to both singles and sweethearts 21 and older, this memorable Valentine’s Day event offers a candid, intimate and entertaining look at how some of the Detroit Zoo’s animal residents do the “wild thing." 

Hosted by Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter, the evening includes stories of passionate – sometimes tawdry – encounters, May-December romances, unrequited love and mate swapping. The adult-themed exposé reveals details of the “love lives” of animals that are not always visible to Zoo visitors or fit to print on Zoo signs. 

“From prolonged public bouts of coitus to brief clandestine assignations, sex happens at the zoo. We’re usually involved in planning or facilitating it, but we don’t often talk about it. At Love Gone Wild, we not only talk about it, we show pictures,” Carter said. 

Held in the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center, Love Gone Wild features a strolling supper and delectable desserts prepared by the Zoo’s culinary team from Dining in the Wild. A Champagne welcome and two drink tickets are also included.

The cost is $75 per person for Detroit Zoological Society Members and $85 per person for non-members (includes parking). Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at www.detroitzoo.org/lovegonewild or by calling (248) 541-5717 (press 9). 

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