Male Elephant Headed to Denver Zoo's Asian Tropics Exhibit – Bodhi (Boh-dee), a 7-year-old male elephant from Columbus Zoo, will come to Denver Zoo's Asian Tropics in a move sanctioned by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan in support of Asian elephant conservation. Bodhi will arrive before the end of 2011. Asian Tropics, a 10-acre exhibit to open in late spring 2012, is designed to house up to eight bull (male) elephants. No other zoo habitat has the capability to accommodate that many males. Learn more.
Four Free Days Left – There are four remaining free days in 2011: October 12 and 20 and November 6 and 12. Attendance is usually high on free days and parking is limited. Denver Zoo encourages our guests to use public and/or alternative transportation. RTD's Route 32 bus drops off in front of the zoo throughout the day. Visit rtd-denver.com for bus routes and times. Bike routes are also available from RTD light-rail stations and other major bus routes on Colorado Boulevard (east) and York Street (west).
Go Ape and Join the Gorilla Run – Join the fun and run, walk, rollerblade or bike in the Denver Gorilla Run on Saturday, October 29 in Lower Downtown Denver. Denver Zoo sponsors the benefit for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, which helps endangered gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Denver Zoo Honorary Life Trustee Ruth Morris Keesling is president of the MGCF, which she founded 26 years ago. Learn more.
Green Sprouts Fest on Sunday – Don't forget about the ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 at Denver Zoo. The event is free with zoo admission and features fun, educational activities, workshops, entertainment and activities for the whole family, with a focus on an eco-friendly and natural life for all ages. Learn more.
Photo Safari Returns on October 23 – Join Denver Zoo and Mike's Camera from 7-10 a.m., Sunday, October 23 for an early morning Photo Safari and Workshop before zoo doors open to the public. Mike's Camera lead instructor, Brian Rabin, starts the day with a brief introduction, followed by an exclusive photo session with a Wildlife Show animal, an animal demonstration and guided walking tour. The event is $60 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Learn more.