Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)

Happy Leap Day / Year!! Year of the Frog!
February 29, 2008, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


Detroit Zoo visit 2/16/08 Part 3 of 3
February 27, 2008, 9:58 pm
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life, Eagles, Flamingos, Llama, Storks, Tigers

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The storks were resting near the camels this time.

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Not sure what these are and are with the camels.

This is our male Siberian Tiger. The two females have to be kept separate, so the ladies are out in the day, and the male in the evening and night. The zookeeper said she hid a treat in the front corner. But, he briefly sniffed and roamed around looking or walking. He never got it when i was there. I asked what it was and it she said it was like gross hamburger kind of like horse meat.

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Someone is tired. zzzzZZZZZ

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A close up of a seal tail.

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Zoo keepers doing something. Probably feeding them.

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This is the last installment from this trip. I do have some from another trip. Please stay tuned.

Zoo Tip: Giraffe House is open when they are inside.
February 25, 2008, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Tips

You can visit the Giraffe’s inside their heated house. Another little tip, visit here first, before the Australian Outback Adventure, as the Outback will put you to the end of the zoo (by 10 mile) (~430 ft farther that you would have to back track) and the Giraffe house is in the middle of the back.

Detroit Zoo Visit 2/16/08 part 2

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This cannot really be seen, but the two parrots were further away from me and the came closer to the left and up the tall branch (second picture down) to come visit me. I did talk to them a little, maybe that is why.

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Detroit Zoo Visit 2/19/08
February 17, 2008, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Garden, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery

The Outback was closed today due to the trail being icey / slushy. So I decided to go to the zoo.

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Swallow Tanger

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I was finally able to get the new Humming Birds. My older Olympus seems to do a better job than the newer HP in the Butterfly Garden.

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More photos to come. The new upload tool for Flickr only uploaded the first seventeen photos I took. I will upload them soon and post the best ones here.

Baby Zebra Names Narrowed down
February 15, 2008, 5:27 pm
Filed under: Grevy’s Zebra
I guess submission of Aurora was not very good. Darn!

Detroit Zoo Fact. This shows how wonderful our zoo is!
February 13, 2008, 6:10 pm
Filed under: Fun

The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cage-less, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.

This is my favorite type of zoo. And look what the Detroit Zoo started, and the countless cage-less animals that thank them!