Komodo Dragons Popular with Zoo Guests – Komodo dragons are a popular animal at Denver Zoo and successful breeders here as well! Denver Zoo is the only zoo to hatch Komodo dragons on three different occasions, including in October 2010 when zoo keepers welcomed six hatchlings (two males and four females). They aren't quite large enough to be in the same habitat as the three adult males yet, though. Komodo dragons are the world's largest species of lizard, but unfortunately they are classified as an endangered species. They can grow to be 10 feet long and weigh up to 176 pounds. They reside on five Indonesian islands: Komodo, Flores, Rinca, Gila Montang and Gila Dasami. You can see all of our Komodo dragons in Tropical Discovery. Learn more.
Summer Safari Registration Opens on January 31 –It's almost that time of year: Yes, Summer Safari registration starts at 7:30 a.m. on January 31. Summer Safari begins its 10-week run of a fun-filled educational experience on June 4 for children pre-K through eighth-grade age. Kids can explore Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia without leaving Denver. They'll even get to visit our new exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage. Learn more.
Three Mini-Camps Coming Up – Parents: Take advantage of three Denver Zoo Mini-Camps coming up in the next two months for children, pre-K to fifth-grade ages. Don't miss the January 16 Polar Palooza on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In February there are two mini-camps, Superman-imals on the 20th and Dangerous & Deadly on the 21st. At these school-break mini-camps, kids will enjoy animal encounters, play games and learn about animals around the world and their connection to Denver Zoo. Learn more.
Adult Volunteer Info Session January 14 – Are you, a friend or family member looking for a unique and fun way to give back and support your community? Join Denver Zoo's adult volunteers. Our next adult volunteer information session is from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 14. You can learn about the many ways you can help at the zoo and all the fun experiences available. Learn more.