Detroit Zoo reopens, monitors uninvited coyote on premises
April 30, 2017
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A wild coyote has decided to go where some other wild things are — the Detroit Zoo.
The Detroit Free Press and WWJ-AM report the zoo in the suburb of Royal Oak temporarily closed Monday morning after workers discovered a coyote on the grounds. The gates reopened a short time later after officials determined the wild visitor posed no risk to the public — though some zoo animals have been sheltered for their protection.
So far, zoo officials are taking a wait-and-see approach. They've spotted the coyote and for now hope that it will leave on its own.