Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)


Detroit Zoo Visit 7/29/08
February 23, 2009, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Garden, Day At The Zoo, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery

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Owl Butterfly

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Common Blue Morpho

Look carefully at the next to for the Peruvian Sheer tail Hummingbird

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Here is is getting nectar from a flower (weed).

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Here he is sitting in the Guava Tree.

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A Owl Butterfly on my head. Please excuse the bad picture. I took the picture.



Detroit Zoo Trip 7/28/08
February 23, 2009, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Day At The Zoo, Tigers

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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 2/3/09 & New Animal in the barn
February 4, 2009, 11:03 pm
Filed under: Day At The Zoo, Farm Animals

I believe this is a Scottish Highland Steer. I hear there is a pig or two in there now.

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Pictures of Jabari, the new one year old Giraffe
November 29, 2008, 10:18 pm
Filed under: African Grasslands, Day At The Zoo, Giraffe House | Tags: ,

We can now see Jabari. I was so exciting to finally meet him!!!

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I did not know how to be in the picture till someone told me to move the camera to the glass. It was too late to get anymore of these as he went to the hey.

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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 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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