Toyota Elephant Passage Enrichment Comes in Many Forms – Enrichment will come in several forms at Toyota Elephant Passage. Animals can frolic in four outdoor pools, heated during colder months. Mud wallows are a feature tapirs and rhinos especially should enjoy. Indoor pools will offer "spa" treatments for rhinos and tapirs. Most of the flooring inside the Clayton F. Freiheit Elephant House and the rhino-tapir building provided by 2006-11 Do At The Zoo Patrons will be made of sand or a special padding. This substrate flooring is designed to decrease animal foot issues. Inside the Koelbel Family Elephant Parlor, elephants can activate a shower with a touch of a button and overhanging hay netting will allow elephants to feed more naturally. Learn more.
Go Green in 2012 – At Denver Zoo, we try to practice what we preach when it comes to being green. From becoming the first zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for all operations to hosting recycling projects and creating a gasification system for our new exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, Denver Zoo seeks better sustainable practices. You can do your part, even in a small way, by reducing water and electricity use, recycling paper, ink and other products and other methods. Learn more.
Three Free Days in January – Don't forget there are three free days in January at Denver Zoo, January 6, 7 and 18. We urge guests to take alternative transportation – bus, light rail, car pool, walk or ride your bike – during free days because parking is limited. Visit RTD's website for information on bus or light-rail schedules.
Go to Extremes at January 16 Mini-Camp – If you missed Denver Zoo Mini-Camps in December, you still have time to sign up for the January 16 Polar Palooza on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Children from pre-K to fifth-grade ages will enjoy fun zoo experiences, animal encounters and learn about the Arctic and Antarctic regions, plus discover how animals survive their extreme environment. Learn more.