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By Sarah Metzer, Denver Zoo Science Program Specialist
Education Representative on Denver Zoo's Polar Bear International Committee

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is a phenomenal opportunity to really delve into the world of conservation and get an up-close and personal view of the great work that is being done by Denver Zoo and other conservation efforts around the United States and the World. It was a stroke of luck for me to discover the Advanced Inquiry Program. I have been a lifelong lover of animals. As a gift, my husband got me a behind the scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo. I was so inspired, so in love with the notion of conservation, that when I returned to Denver, I logged onto the Denver Zoo website and read about the Advanced Inquiry Program. I applied the next day.

Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will receive a case of trout for their sea eagles from Denver Zoo as payment for a wager set on the outcome of the Super Bowl. Denver Zoo Curator of Birds had planned to personally deliver the trout as part of the wager. However, Woodland Park has agreed to alter the original bet to support John’s already planned conservation trip to South America to support Andean condors in the wild.

Happy Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse! Also known as the Lunar New Year it’s one of the largest holidays in Vietnam. There it’s known as Tet and its customary to give calendars as gifts. To celebrate this holiday, and raise awareness of the critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys, Denver Zoo has once again funded a conservation education calendar. It highlights these unique endangered primates and raises awareness of their value to the surrounding community.

Many of you may have noticed some changes at Denver Zoo recently and we hope you like them. As part of our strategic plan initiative to better tell our story, Denver Zoo has revamped several of our communications channels. The result is a fresh new look that allows us to give you the stories of Denver Zoo in a more cohesive fashion.

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