Valentine's-themed event highlights animal couples at the Detroit Zoo

Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 10:23:41-05
Love is in the air at the Detroit Zoo as romantic duos from penguins to polar bears are featured in a Valentine's-themed event called Heart Fest on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
The event will highlight Detroit Zoo animals who "heart" one another, including some who have produced offspring. Treat-filled piñatas and other items will be provided to the animals as part of a comprehensive animal care program at the Zoo that ensures animal habitats are ever changing and appropriately complex. 
The Heart Fest schedule is as follows:
 11 a.m. - penguins (Bruno and Mollie, Diego and Philomene, and others)
 11:30 a.m. - camels (Rusty and Suren)
 Noon - polar bears (Nuka and Talini) and seals (Kiinaq and Georgie)
 12:30 p.m. - bush dogs (Chester and Miranda)
 1 p.m. - wolves (Kaska and Wazi)
Love Gone Wild will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Detroit Zoo's Ford Education Center. Open to both singles and sweethearts, this memorable 21-and-older Valentine's Day event offers a candid and entertaining look at how zoo animals do the "wild thing". The cost is $40 per person for DZS members and $50 per person for non-members. Tickets are available at
and must be purchased in advance.