Cheetah Brothers Move to Denver –
A couple of spotted siblings are surveying their new home at Denver Zoo. Cheetah brothers Marvin and Mojo just arrived from The Wilds, a wildlife conservation center near Zanesville, Ohio. Nearly full grown, they were born at The Wilds in October 2010. Visitors can see the pair prowling their yard now. Learn more and watch them here now.
Turning Trash into Power –
Denver Zoo is starting to collect trash a little differently. Using its groundbreaking gasification system, the zoo will use human trash and animal waste to create power to run Toyota Elephant Passage. Essential to that process, though, is properly sorting the human trash to create the best fuel possible. Metals, foils and glass are not good fuel for the system and now have their own black containers for disposal. Other trash, such as food, paper or plastic should be tossed into the traditional green containers. Watch for sorting signs during your next trip to the zoo. Learn more about the gasification system.
Zoo Supports Bison For National Mammal –
Denver Zoo is supporting an effort to pass The National Bison Legacy Act, which would designate the American bison as the "National Mammal of the United States." The bison is America’s largest land mammal and is commonly used as a cultural reference on coins, flags and on the seal of the Department of the Interior. Learn more about this process and encourage your senators to support the bill that would make the Bison the U.S. National Mammal.
Learn Wildlife Photography Tips from the Pros –
The July 26 and 29 wild photography workshops, sponsored by Mike’s Camera, have sold out. If you missed out on this opportunity, watch for the next seminar on September 20 and the adjoining photo safari at Denver Zoo on September 23. You will get class instruction at the Denver Mike’s Camera location followed by an early morning, private, up-close animal experience and a guided walking tour at the Denver Zoo. You will receive hands-on photography instruction and get to test your skills long before the doors opens to the public. Read more about it here.
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