Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, North America
The Detroit Zoo is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Detroit city limits at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696 in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), a non-profit organization, operates both the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, located in the city of Detroit. The DZS is responsible for the care and feeding of more than 3,300 animals representing 280 species. The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan's largest family attractions, hosting more than 1.1 million visitors annually. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, it provides a natural habitat for more than 3,300 animals representing 280 species. Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to use barless exhibits extensively. Accredited by the ssociation of Zoos & Aquariums, the Detroit Zoo features many award-winning exhibits including the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life, which was named the number-two best zoo exhibit in the U.S. by the Intrepid Traveler's guide to America's Best Zoos. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is home to the Butterfly Garden, a tropical indoor habitat featuring hundreds of butterflies from Central and South America. Adjacent to the Free-flight Aviary, the facility also features a 90-seat theater and showcases the Zoo's permanent fine art collection. The National Amphibian Conservation Center is a $7 million, 12,000-square-foot facility situated on a two-acre Michigan wetland area and pond called Amphibiville. The exhibit boasts a spectacular diversity of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. The Wall Street Journal dubbed the attraction Disneyland for toads. The Great Apes of Harambee is a four-acre indoor/outdoor habitat which houses chimpanzees, Western lowland gorillas and drills. The animals spend their days foraging, grooming and playing just as they would in their native African environment. The Arctic Ring of Life is North America's largest polar bear exhibit. The $14 million four-acre interactive facility features the Frederick and Barbara Erb Polar Passage, where visitors walk through a 70-foot-long clear underwater tunnel as polar bears and seals swim around them.
Among other highlights at the Detroit Zoo are the expansive Australian Outback Adventure featuring a walk-through with kangaroos and wallabies, the Giraffe Encounter where guests can feed the Zoo's tallest creatures, the Penguinarium (the first facility of its kind created specifically for penguins), the iconic Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain, the Tauber Family Railroad, the Carousel, and the Ford Education Center which houses the Wild Adventure Ride and the Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater. The Wild Adventure Ride is an educational, action-packed thrill ride which offers an exciting you-are-there experience from the comfort of a specially equipped motion-simulated big-screen theater seat. The 126-seat Wild Adventure 3-D/4-D Theater, the only theater of its kind at any Michigan zoo, delivers a high-definition viewing experience in 3-D with 7.1 digital audio surround sound, enhanced with full-sensory 4-D special effects such as blasts of wind, mist and scents. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Mich It is open daily 9 am to 5 pm April through Labor Day (until 8 pm Wednesdays during July and August), 10 a.m. to 5 pm the day after Labor Day through October and 10 am to 4 pm November through March (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission is $14 for adults 15 to 61, $12 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $9 for children ages 2 to 14; children under 2 are free. Some of the notable animals in the zoo include the following (not an exhaustive list): red kangaroo, red-necked wallaby, Matschie's tree-kangaroo, aardvark, Hoffmann's two-toed sloth, giant anteater, black-and-white ruffed lemur, ring-tailed lemur, Japanese macaque, lion-tailed macaque, drill, western lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, black-tailed prairie dog, capybara, lion, Siberian tiger, arctic fox, black bear, brown bear , grizzly bear, polar bear, grey seal, harp seal, harbor seal, North American river otter, wolverine, red panda, miniature donkey, Przewalski's horse, Grevy's zebra, southern white rhinoceros, warthog, bactrian camel, guanaco, Chilean pudu, American elk, lesser kudu, white-lipped deer, fallow deer, giraffe, American bison, domestic yak, highland cattle, Sichuan takin, bush dog, macaroni penguin, rockhopper penguin, king penguin, meerkat, greater flamingo, Chilean flamingo, stork, gull, peafowl (peacock), crowned crane, macaw, duck, trumpeter swan, ostrich, emu, bald eagle, caiman, alligator, crocodile, rat snake, vipers, boa constrictor, tortoise, goldfish (carp), butterflies, turtles.
Rogers City Michigan | Vlog
Trip to our grandparent's house in Rogers City. Shows all of the activities that we partook in from walking in the woods to jumping off docks to shaving our heads randomly. Lots of really nice Sunsets. I made this video to work on my shot composition and to make a beautiful video.
~ I do not own any of the music
Rogers City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,827 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Presque Isle County. The city is adjacent to Rogers Township, but is politically independent.
Rogers City is located on Lake Huron and is home to two salmon fishing tournaments. The world's largest open pit limestone quarry, the Port of Calcite, is located within the city limits and is one of the largest shipping ports on the Great Lakes.
The freighter, SS Carl D. Bradley, home port at Rogers City, sank in Lake Michigan on November 18, 1958. There were two survivors while 33 lost their lives. Of the 33 victims, 26 of the deceased were from Rogers City, with the others from nearby towns. Fiftieth anniversary memorial activities took place in 2008.
Rogers City Municipal Marina has nearly 100 slips, most on floating docks. There is a fishing platform on the east wall for breakwater fishing.
P. H. Hoeft State Park has one mile (1.6 km) of sandy shoreline and 301 acres (1.22 km2) on Lake Huron. Hiking trails run through the forest and along the lake. There is a 142 site campground. The day use area has a playground, picnic sites, and a beach. It was one of the fourteen original Michigan state parks, and the land was donated by lumber baron Paul H. Hoeft on January 2, 1922. It is a 'four season park' offering camping even in the winter.
Presque Isle County Historical Museum
A list and link for state historical markers is at Presque Isle County.
Memorial Day Weekend Open House including Afternoon of Arts & Crafts at Forty Mile Point Light
Presque Isle County Fair, Millersburg, Michigan, last weekend in June
Rogers City Nautical Festival, first complete weekend in August
Rogers City Salmon Tournament, second weekend in August
Posen Potato Festival, Posen, Michigan, first weekend in September
Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival—Four days in second week in October, Forty Mile Point Open For Tours All Four Days
WHAK-AM 960 is the heritage station in Rogers City. All three local stations licensed to Rogers City now broadcast out of studios in Alpena, leaving Rogers City without a truly locally based station of its own.
The local newspaper, the Presque Isle County Advance, has served the area since 1878. The Advance made statewide news itself in February 2006, when it fell victim to a fire which also destroyed Big D's Pizza. Both businesses recovered, with Big D's moving to a new location and the Advance moving into an efficient new building on the same location as the old one 10 months later.
The Alpena News is also widely available in the area.