Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness

The new Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness at the Detroit Zoo is located in the southwest corner of the park. The two acre sanctuary features grassy meadows, trees, a flowing stream and pond, dens and elevated rock outcroppings from which the wolves can survey their surroundings and Zoo visitors.

Working with DeMaria as the Construction Manager. DSP completed temporary shoring, carpentry work, and installation of structural steel roof curbs.

For decades, Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) has played a role in the conservation of wolves in Michigan. In 1952, the Detroit Zoo sent four wolves to Isle Royale in the Upper Peninsula to be released as part of a program to re-establish the species. As with other native Michigan animals living at the Zoo, the DZS will be engaged in conserving wolves in the wild.