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.)

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.


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





Looks like it is time for Bowling for Rhino’s Again!!













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

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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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:
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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