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.


Please go to my Flickr Account to se more.


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 Zoological Society Offers Gift Cards and Other “Wild” Holiday Gift Ideas

Madame Butterfly Flutters Into Detroit Zoo November 8
November 3, 2008, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Garden, In The News, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery | Tags:

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 3/8/08

I found a previous visit I did not post. I will post last weekends a little later in the week.

I only had my cell phone with me, so please excuse the small low quality pictures.

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This one took a liking to me. He / she was fluttering around me alot.

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My outdated bird guide for the aviary I got on clearance last year does not list the bird above. She / he was not too timid and let me get close. The ducks below are White-faced Whistling-Duck.

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I will see if I can buy a new updated one along with the butterfly garden so I can post what they are.

Detroit Zoo Visit 2/19/08
February 17, 2008, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Garden, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery

The Outback was closed today due to the trail being icey / slushy. So I decided to go to the zoo.

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Swallow Tanger

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I was finally able to get the new Humming Birds. My older Olympus seems to do a better job than the newer HP in the Butterfly Garden.

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More photos to come. The new upload tool for Flickr only uploaded the first seventeen photos I took. I will upload them soon and post the best ones here.