Eric’s Detroit Zoo Blog (Weblog)


Detroit Zoo attendance breaks record | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
January 5, 2011, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Dinosauria, In The News, Lions, Special Events

Please read this to also find out what will happen in 2011!!!

BY TAMMY STABLES BATTALIA
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

Detroit Zoo broke its single-day attendance record and hosted more than one million visitors for the fifth consecutive year.

Detroit Zoo attendance breaks record | freep.com | Detroit Free Press



Visitors Flock to Detroit Zoo in 2009 for a Dose of Vitamin Z
January 25, 2010, 6:27 pm
Filed under: In The News, Lions

www.detroitzoo.org/Newsflashes/2010_Press_Releases/Visitors_Flock_to_Detroit_Zoo_in_2009_for_a_Dose_of_Vitamin_Z/



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!!



11/4/07 Zoo Trip

I went to the zoo yesterday. I decided to leave home my HP PhotoSmart R727 6.x MP 3x Digital Camera for my Olympus 4MP Digital Camera with a 10x zoom to be able to see if I could capture the animals better with the zoom and hope the engine in the camera was better. It seems to be in most areas, but certain lighting conditions caused blurriness with the optical zoom over around 5x.

The hummingbirds are back at the zoo and got some really good shots with them there.

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The Prairie Dogs were out in full force today too!

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The Wolverine’s were decked out for the MSU and U of M game! Even caught one standing up when a zoo keeper went by in a bike.

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I had a long pleasant talk with the two Australian Outback along with the Zoo Keeper Director. Got one sleeping here and the one by the barrow is the youngest baby.

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Even the Bears want to play!!

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Leamers are almost always moving and are not in a good posing position. This one gave me the opportunity. Even someone commented he/she did.

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The Tigers were busy getting ready to pose then people watch then I am sure do what all cats do, sleep.

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Then off to the Aviary/

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These are kind of skiddish, but with their red eyes they kind of have a prehistoric personality. If I had a bad dream with birds attacking it would be these.

Then last but not least the Butterfly Gardens.

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I did not go in the order of the way I went through the zoo. Please use the flicker thing on the left to go to my account and look at the rest I took. I hope I can get more people interested in the zoo and to come and visit and for though’s who cannot, can from their comfort of their own home. Please help promote this site! I would like to see this site get some regular visitors. – Eric