Andrew Whiteman – The Detroit Zoo Habitats

A resident of Royal Oak, Michigan, Andrew Whiteman is a recent graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, where he earned a bachelor of arts in biology and religion. During his undergraduate career, Andrew Whiteman interned at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. He currently volunteers at the Detroit Zoo, where he serves as a guide in the Australian Outback exhibit.

The Detroit Zoo allows Michigan residents and visitors to view some of the world’s most beautiful animals in their natural habitats. The habitats exhibits recreate landscapes from regions around the world. There are 10 habitats in all, including:

1. Australian Outback: Visitors to this habitat may glimpse a red kangaroo or a Bennett’s wallaby.
2. Arctic Ring of Life: This is the largest polar bear exhibit in North America. The interactive facility includes a 70-foot glass tunnel that allows visitors to walk through the bears’ habitat.
3. African Grasslands: In this exhibit, guests experience a visit to the African savannah. The animals in this area include lions, giraffes, white rhinos, zebras, and aardvarks.

To find out more about the habitats at the Detroit Zoo, visit

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