Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)

Detroit zoo visit 3/15/08
March 23, 2008, 5:25 pm
Filed under: Australian Outback

I was working in the outback and I was able to get great Wonderful shots. Some I never seen the kangaroo’s do, and even some enrichment for them.

Det Zoo 031508_0002

As he sits on the side of the hill, Who is coming around the bend?

Det Zoo 031508_0007

The one on the far left is our latest baby Kangaroo. ~14 months old. Her name is Rae!

Det Zoo 031508_0015

Det Zoo 031508_0009

Det Zoo 031508_0017

Someone got a bit of training and a nice little bed. But I believe that one left and this one wanted to nap on the bed instead.

Det Zoo 031508_0026

The head zookeeper put some lettuce on the ground for them to eat.

Det Zoo 031508_0025

Det Zoo 031508_0024

Det Zoo 031508_0020

Det Zoo 031508_0019


Det Zoo 031508_0018

I never knew they liked sitting on their tails. (and sometimes scratching / cleaning them).


Detroit Zoo Visit 3/8/08

I found a previous visit I did not post. I will post last weekends a little later in the week.

I only had my cell phone with me, so please excuse the small low quality pictures.

Det Zoo 030808_0002

This one took a liking to me. He / she was fluttering around me alot.

Det Zoo 030808_0007

Det Zoo 030808_0004

My outdated bird guide for the aviary I got on clearance last year does not list the bird above. She / he was not too timid and let me get close. The ducks below are White-faced Whistling-Duck.

Det Zoo 030808_0005

I will see if I can buy a new updated one along with the butterfly garden so I can post what they are.

Detroit Zoo’s Beloved (Sunshine) Silverback Gorilla Dies
March 11, 2008, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Great Apes of Harambee, In The News

I was not sure when Sunshine and Toni were leaving back to Columbas. But, I was hoping to see them. I kept hearing about how beautiful he was, and I am sure I saw him without knowing, but I will never know knowingly I saw him. R.I.P Sunshine. I will miss you. 😥

Reminder Wild Winder Weekends: Wild Winter Zoobilee This weekend!
March 4, 2008, 2:15 pm
Filed under: Special Events, Wild Winter Weekends, Wild Winter Zoobilee

DZS Press Release: And the Winner is… Name Chosen for Detroit Zoo’s Zebra Foal.
March 3, 2008, 10:16 pm
Filed under: African Grasslands, Grevy’s Zebra, In The News…Zahara/