Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)

Happy Third Birthday Talini!!
November 23, 2007, 1:12 am
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life

Her celebration was this past Sunday morning with a piñata and a ice brick with treats inside! Happy Birthday Talini!!


First Day Volunteering in the Australian Outback Adventure
November 19, 2007, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Australian Outback

On my way to the Outback, The Eagles were posing for me so I stopped by to say hi and take a picture.

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The Wallaby’s don’t usually do not hang out together so this is a rare treat.

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Here are the pictures of the Momma and the Joey, and a bit before Mom moved a tad towards me then, then charged me a bit. Then crossed the path with the Joey who ran in the Wallaby housing and when I was walking toward the entrance and was talking the other volunteer the Momma came around the back parameter and was on the side of the Entrance to greet me. When I finished explaining the volunteer , quickly went in the double door entrance and slammed the gate closed. She said she would take all our stuff to the exit and meet us there. I want to note the charge happened a bit after the picture taking (no flash) and was probably me standing there and looking at the Joey alot. I was standing as far away from her as I could while still staying on the path. Next time they are close to the ropes, I will definitely keep a bit more distance and move down the path towards the entrance by about 4 feet.

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Feel free to use the Flicker side bar to see more pictures.

11/4/07 Zoo Trip

I went to the zoo yesterday. I decided to leave home my HP PhotoSmart R727 6.x MP 3x Digital Camera for my Olympus 4MP Digital Camera with a 10x zoom to be able to see if I could capture the animals better with the zoom and hope the engine in the camera was better. It seems to be in most areas, but certain lighting conditions caused blurriness with the optical zoom over around 5x.

The hummingbirds are back at the zoo and got some really good shots with them there.

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The Prairie Dogs were out in full force today too!

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The Wolverine’s were decked out for the MSU and U of M game! Even caught one standing up when a zoo keeper went by in a bike.

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I had a long pleasant talk with the two Australian Outback along with the Zoo Keeper Director. Got one sleeping here and the one by the barrow is the youngest baby.

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Even the Bears want to play!!

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Leamers are almost always moving and are not in a good posing position. This one gave me the opportunity. Even someone commented he/she did.

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The Tigers were busy getting ready to pose then people watch then I am sure do what all cats do, sleep.

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Then off to the Aviary/

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These are kind of skiddish, but with their red eyes they kind of have a prehistoric personality. If I had a bad dream with birds attacking it would be these.

Then last but not least the Butterfly Gardens.

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I did not go in the order of the way I went through the zoo. Please use the flicker thing on the left to go to my account and look at the rest I took. I hope I can get more people interested in the zoo and to come and visit and for though’s who cannot, can from their comfort of their own home. Please help promote this site! I would like to see this site get some regular visitors. – Eric