New Mandrill Comes to Denver Zoo – A 14-year-old male mandrill named Rafiki (Raf-ee-key) just arrived at Denver Zoo. Rafiki comes to Denver Zoo from Toronto Zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan (SSP) recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals. Rafiki is being paired with young females Saba and Tuki, 8 and 9 years old, respectively. Visitors can see Rafiki exploring his new habitat now in Primate Panorama. Learn more.
Asian Tropics Plaques a Lasting Tribute –
Do you want to help Asian Tropics and honor a friend or family member with a permanent tribute in the exhibit? Individual or multi-donor plaques are available to be placed on the
Asian Tropics donor wall. You can even buy a plaque for yourself. Don't be left out, get yours today! We continue to raise funds for the $50 million Asian Tropics exhibit. You can support the effort by calling 720-337-1539 or visiting our website to donate to Asian Tropics. You also can donate $5 through your cell phone! Just text DENZOO to 20222 and a one-time donation of $5.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
Last Call for Brew At The Zoo Tickets – Time is running short to buy Brew At The Zoo tickets for this popular event coming to Denver Zoo on Friday, September 9. Ticket sales end at 9 a.m., Thursday, September 8 for the 14th annual Brew At The Zoo, which has sold out the past two years. Denver Zoo will close at 1 p.m. on September 9 to prepare for Brew At The Zoo. Buy your tickets now!
Summer Shows End on Labor Day – This is the final weekend for
Denver Zoo's summer season shows. The Wildlife Show (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.), Wild Encounters (11 a.m. and noon) and Meet the Animal Stars (3-4 p.m.) will have their final performances on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. See them one last time before they end.
Labor Day Last Day for Early Entry – Labor Day, Monday, September 5, will be the last day for early entry (8:30 a.m.) for Denver Zoo members. Denver Zoo opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. through October 31. Winter hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) begin on November 1.