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Street artist brings chalk animals to life at the Detroit Zoo

David Zinn

Wait a minute… that tiger is made of chalk.

That may be said at the Detroit Zoo on August 10, when visitors spy some special art – 3D chalk animals courtesy of street artist and illustrator David Zinn.

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The art will be on the pavement at three locations in the zoo from noon to 8:00 p.m. You’ll even be able to see Zinn at work as he draws what inspires him among the animals.

He will be creating chalk creatures at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, and near the Rackham Fountain and the Cotton Family Wolf Wilderness throughout the day.

“This will be a unique and wonderful opportunity for guests to enjoy David Zinn’s charming creatures as they pop out of the pavement and come to life throughout the zoo,” says Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan.

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Also on the day Zinn shows up, the band Cosmic Groove will play as part of Wild Summer Nights. It’s free with zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 p.m. or free for members.  The zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through August 31.

Zinn was already on site on July 27, so this is the last chance to see this unique art in this unique place.

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