Nashville Visit Yields Clouded Leopard Data
Denver Zoo Carnivore Area Supervisor Steve Venne recently visited Nashville Zoo for six days to learn more about clouded leopards, an animal that is returning to Denver as a part of Asian Tropics when it opens next year. Steve shadowed keepers and studied the animals. He also discussed methods to improve breeding success rates and learned more about Nashville Zoo's work with the integrative clouded leopard breeding and research program in Thailand. This fall, Denver Zoo will join the program, which supports conservation efforts to save the clouded leopard in the wild. Learn more.
Zoo to Close Early on Friday, September 9
Reminder to Denver Zoo guests: The zoo will close at 1 p.m. on September 9 to prepare for Brew At The Zoo.
Scout Night Returns on September 24
Boy and Girl Scouts: Sign up for the sixth annual Scout Night on Saturday, September 24. The special after-hours event (6-9:30 p.m.) will help meet scout badge requirements and includes up-close animal encounters, an after-dark safari with real night-vision scopes, free carousel rides and more. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. Learn more.
Kids Programs Aplenty
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Denver Zoo's child and family education programs? There are several fun-filled options in the coming months, all with live animal encounters. Family Book Club is an engaging story-time program for kids 5 and under. Our Tot Trekkers program, for 2-3 year olds, lets parents and toddlers explore together, while KinderQuest gives 4-5 year olds the chance to learn and explore on their own. Junior Explorers connects 6-8 year olds with nature, as they explore the zoo and its animals. Learn more.