Monday, August 31, 2015

Anniversary Day at the Detroit Zoo (Lots of Pics and Videos)

Last week, my husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary.  We got married in the Detroit Zoo Butterfly House, so we try to go back every year on our anniversary.  We had a wonderful day.  It wasn't too hot and the animals were out (not hiding like they sometimes do).  We also live close enough to the zoo that we can walk there, which is quite nice.

Inside the Butterfly House:

This blue morpho butterfly was quite attracted to my husband's boots.

In the aviary:

Scarlet Ibis -- the brown ones are juveniles

Around the zoo:

Vultures -- these guys are so cool.


Rackham Fountain -- there are bears holding up the fountain

Tree Kangaroo climbing around


Peacock poking around the outdoor eating area

Playful otter

We spent a good deal of time viewing the primates:

Baby chimpanzee hitching a ride

An endangered Drill


After he walked around, he plopped down and took a nap.

Chimpanzee foot

Snow Monkeys -- they're up there

Lemurs are probably my favorite primates.

Sleepy big cats:


Pretty tiger

Sleepy tiger

Huge yawn

Up for a stretch

More stretching

Time to chew a bone

There are lots of beautiful gardens in the zoo.

After visiting the zoo, we got some Lebanese food, took it home for dinner, and watched some Netflix shows.  It was a perfect anniversary!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Aww. So happy you guys had such a great day! x

  2. Looks like you had fun! I'm glad you had a great anniversary!

  3. What a super fun anniversary day! I love visiting the zoo and haven't been to the Detroit Zoo in ages. Love the yawning tiger pics :)

  4. It sounds like y'all had the perfect anniversary! Love the photos! The butterfly house is mine and my son's favorite at the zoo. :)

  5. I loved going to the Zoo back when I was still in the US. Here in Thailand it's way too hot and steamy. LOL.

    Looks like you two had a great time! I love doing low-key things like that to celebrate special days. :)

  6. This does sound like a perfect anniversary celebration! Congratulations on 8 years! Happy anniversary to you two adorable people! Also, I love your husband's boots, too, almost as much as that blue morpho butterfly! :)

  7. Aw nice!! I love a trip to the zoo.