With two zoo experts to impress, I was a little nervous that they would be uninspired by my zoo. Luckily, the zoo was a huge success, mostly due to the polar bear exhibit, but that was not the only thing we enjoyed. They both loved the Detroit Zoo, and my San Diego-born wife, really wants to visit again.
Here are the photos of our trip. Please click on each photo for a larger view:
The zoo was decorated for Zoo Boo, and the most impressive decorations were the animals made of pumpkins and other gourds. Here is a tribute to the Lions, Tigers and Red Wings:
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Monkeys:
Most of the pictures with my phone did not come out, but I did capture these giraffes:
The Australian Outback trail was very impressive. You can walk through as kangaroos hop around you. This kangaroo was tired from all the hopping and dug a hole to rest in while catching some rays:
This kangaroo was a little more active:
The Arctic Ring of Life Exhibit
This is by far the best zoo exhibit I have ever seen. The Detroit Zoo's polar bear exhibit is the largest polar bear exhibit in North America with a large outdoor area for the bears to roam and a swimming area that you can walk under in a glass-enclosed walkway. My wife's photos of the polar bear swimming capture how amazing it is to have a giant bear swimming right at you and above you.
I captured this bear standing up with my phone: