Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)


GoErie.com: Local News – Erie Zoo’s male polar bear dies
September 10, 2010, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life, In The News, Polar Bears

 

Published: September 08. 2010 1:15AM

Erie Zoo’s male polar bear dies

By ERICA ERWIN

Norton was a laid-back, low-key kind of polar bear with a personality that matched his lumbering 1,000-pound body.

GoErie.com: Local News – Erie Zoo’s male polar bear dies

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Rescued Harp Seal Finds New Home at Detroit Zoo
December 21, 2009, 7:21 pm
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life, In The News, Seals | Tags: , ,

www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2009_Press_Releases/Rescued_Harp_Seal_Finds_New_Home_at_Detroit_Zoo/



New Polar Bear at Detroit Zoo Has a Need to Breed
April 13, 2009, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life, In The News, Polar Bears

www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2009_Press_Releases/New_Polar_Bear_at_Detroit_Zoo_Has_a_Need_to_Breed



Detroit Zoo Trip 3/20/08
February 21, 2009, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Day At The Zoo, Seals

Hello everyone,

Trying to catch up here, LOL!

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To see some video fo the ZooKeeper’s Target Training and working on the seals, please click here: http://flickr.com/photos/coffeeandjazz/3298354121/.
Sorry, WordPress does not allow embeding of Flickr video.



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 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.



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!!

http://www.detroitzoo.org/Attractions/ARL/Village_News/