Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)


Detroit Zoo Has 80 Years of Memories Worth Keeping
July 30, 2008, 9:52 pm
Filed under: In The News

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2008_Press_Releases/Detroit_Zoo_Has_80_Years_of_Memories_Worth_Keeping/



Meerkat Digs Exhibit Opens Today 7/28/08
July 28, 2008, 11:26 pm
Filed under: African Grasslands, Meerkat Digs

I just had to go to the Detroit Zoo on the grand opening of Meerkat Digs! The new exhibit is located behind the Snow Monkey’s and the Lemurs. Head between the Rhinos and the Snow Monkey’s and it will be on your right kind of in the back!

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I walked inside and was greeting with…

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I went to see what was on the right and found a snake!

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Then to the left to see our Meerkat’s…

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That’s odd, where are they? Is that one in the plastic tube? I do not know, they are all underground in the tubing, err tunnels. I will have to come back when it is a bit more cool at MemberFest tomorrow!

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It was hot in there for us, and them too, all natural light!!

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Explains the tunneling!!

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Now you got to see Meerkat Digs! I hope tomorrow to have some pictures of them! I will still post my pictures for my last trip. I just though this was really important to get a blog post and pictures up on opening day!!



Detroit Zoo Hosts 80th Birthday Bash August 1 (Discounted Admision and more)
July 25, 2008, 7:01 pm
Filed under: Discounts, In The News

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2008_Press_Releases/Detroit_Zoo_Hosts_80th_Birthday_Bash_August_1/



Detroit ZooMance tonight was Wonderful!! 7/24/08

 I sure hope they do it again next year, and hopefully more than one!! With more advertising this event should become even more popular! It was nice not having kids at the zoo. Nice and quiet. (ZooMance is 21+ also for the bar by Rackham Fountain.)

I took a ton of pictures, but have to be at work early so I will post them later. I got some new pics and video’s of things I never saw there before and was treated to.

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Here are the Male and Female Blue Swallow Tanager’s on the trellace in front of the Chrysalis. Notice all the greenery gone? So tragic it was cut down.

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A bunch of new White Morpho’s born and released! Looks like a bunch, come quick! I hear their adult life span is 1 week!

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The Camera was on a round standing table with a black table cloth, on the right is one of the tables with umbrellas from by the ZooFari Market. The white tent was where the booze was. Of course, you could walk around too!

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The Arctic Fox’s where out digging and kind of playing.

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The two Rhino’s in a interesting pose!!

More to come and there are more even better than these!! Stay tuned!!



Detroit Zoo Hosts Hispanic/Latino Festival July 26
July 22, 2008, 7:22 pm
Filed under: In The News, Special Events

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2008_Press_Releases/Detroit_Zoo_Hosts_Hispanic%10Latino_Festival_July_26/



Detroit Zoological Society Honors Its Zookeepers
July 22, 2008, 7:21 pm
Filed under: In The News

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2008_Press_Releases/Detroit_Zoological_Society_Honors_Its_Zookeepers/



Detroit Zoo Hosts Asian Festival July 12
July 10, 2008, 7:35 pm
Filed under: Special Events

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2008_Press_Releases/Detroit_Zoo_Hosts_Asian_Festival_July_12/