We took the girls to the Detroit Zoo today. When they were younger, this was their favorite day. They still loved it. We have not been in two years and we see a lot of changes, including the tiger exhibit.

This lemur was just hanging out
They had the zoo decorated for Halloween, this exhibit said elusive mermaid fish.
Halloween Stay Puft decoration at the alligator exhibit.
The butterfly cocoons ready to hatch and be let out into the butterfly house.

Butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo.

Since our daughters are in college now, we know we get less and less of these fun days with them, so just enjoying this time together.

56 Replies to “Day at the Detroit Zoo”

  1. I’m surprised Mr. Stay Puft hasn’t been eaten or at least popped by the gators! Nice photos and thank you for the reminder, as I’ve been meaning to get to the Bronx Zoo before the weather gets cold and the trees are barren.

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  2. That place looks wonderful and the sense of humour on the exhibits was a plus! The butterfly that was wanting to be on camera so much looked beautiful and we enjoyed the introspective lemur. Thank you for sharing!

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      1. Thank you so much! We’ll confess that secretly (well, not anymore!) we’re rooting for them to have all the strength needed and always feed the passion that can move mountains. We also studied 3D and 2D animation back in 2005 so here’s some extra cheering from us!

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  3. Our kids loved the Toronto Zoo when they were young and this summer we took our grandson. He loved it so the tradition is continuing. It is nice to spend time with our kids who are now adults. Our son lives in England and has a job that involves a lot of travel. But lucky for us he has a job that pays well enough for him to come and visit us! Our daughter lives only 2 hours away so that is nice.

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    1. Anne, we do enjoy hanging out with the kids for sure, especially since we know they are older and enjoying there own lives now. The zoo has always been our favorite. Were sure you miss your son so much, our oldest is in the air force and is gone all the time. From parent to parent.

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      1. Yes it is a tough separation. Our son is now on a project in Serbia. But will be back and forth to London where he lives. My daughter is married to a very nice man who is in the Canadain air force . He has done active service in Afghanistan but now is involved with teaching engineering training for the big planes. He took that direction so he could be home with his family. Parent of the next generation.

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      1. That’s cool I used to collect caterpillar and make them cocoon and wait till butterflies come out, and I used collect grasshoppers when I was little. Lmao! Recently when I went to Guam I caught a few and chased my kids around with it. They were so scared, but it was super funny.

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  4. They open up our city zoo in the evening for trick or treaters. The kids dress up and go around collecting candy from different stations throughout the zoo. I think they are still doing that. My kids are college age now so who knows whats going on in the kiddie events.

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