Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)


Detroit Zoo Visit 4/23/2010

Hello everyone,

This is my first full visit to the zoo since late Summer of last year. I did a mini visit last month, but I do not count that lol.

Here are my photos from today. I am way way behind in posting my pictures.

I have obtained a Canon EOS 10D with a 75-300mm lens. Most are from this camera, the other from my tiny wonder Canon SD1100. To see more, please visit my flicker account. To see a bigger picture click on it. (Then you can browse my other pictures too.)

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The turtle further up on the left opened his mouth.

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What is that new contraption you are holding? Why it is my Canon EOS 10D.

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Ducks and Geese are active with breading season. Random take off’s and chases. I was lucky to catch part of them.

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Looks like it is time for Bowling for Rhino’s Again!! http://www.aazkdetroit.org/

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Taken from Kihigi Cafe on the other side of the Ford Education Center as I waited for my Minute Made Frozen Lemonade.

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I forget exactly a girl was starting to chase them or just me near by so he started squawking or hissing at her and towards us.

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Please go to my Flickr Account to se more.

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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 zoo trip 4/11/08
May 1, 2008, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Australian Outback, Day At The Zoo, Eagles, Prarie dogs, Storks

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Detroit zoo visit 3/29/08
April 26, 2008, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Australian Outback

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Kangaroos get some treats. (Enrichments)

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Yes, we like to be playful to each other.

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Candadian Gees-a-roo’s

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Spring is here in the Outback!

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A BIG Kangaroo!! “What do you want? I am trying to sleep.”

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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



More pictures from my visit on 12/30/07

I am not sure what these are, but they are pretty much in a line up eating!

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I believe this is a Blesbok

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Snow Monkey’s sit outside their heating pool!! looks inviting!!

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Rarely does a Leemer that’s outside sits long enough and poses for you! 2 other people commented about him posing for me.

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The wolverine was nice enough too!!

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Kangaroo’s were out enjoying themselves.

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The zoo had a visitor today. Some kind of hawk by the Bison.

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I have now posted all my pictures from this trip! I will move on to the next. There are a few I left out for a special post coming soon from this visit so stay tuned!!



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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