Somali Wild Asses Debut –
Denver Zoo visitors can enjoy seeing a brand new species to the zoo, Somali wild asses. Two half-brothers, named Kalifa and Kamowa, just arrived from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Somali wild asses are one of the smallest horse species and are closely related to zebras, which is evident by their striped legs. Visitors can see them in their yard now across from Toyota Elephant Passage. Learn more and watch video here.
Early Birds Get in Half Price for Ice Cream Social –
Enjoy the dog days of summer with all you can eat ice cream at Denver Zoo's Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Boulder Ice Cream, on Saturday, August 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Register by midnight on Monday, July 23 and receive half-price admission to this cool event. Guests will enjoy free carousel and train rides and even get to explore Toyota Elephant Passage after hours. Net proceeds from this summer FUN-raiser will benefit Denver Zoo's Red Apple Fund for Life-Long Learning, which makes it possible for all individuals — no matter their economic circumstances — to discover the wonders of animals through participation in Denver Zoo education programs. Read more and sign up now!
Local Eatery Gets Paw of Approval –
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery got a big polar bear "paws up" for being green this week. Denver Zoo, in cooperation with City and County of Denver-Department of Environmental Health and Polar Bears International, presented the restaurant with the 2012 Paw of Approval Award. The goal of the award is to recognize a local company that works to reduce its impact on the environment, especially in the areas of greenhouse gas and carbon reducing strategies, which helps conserve worldwide polar bear habitat. Read more about the award here.
Surf at the Zoo for Date Night –
Looking for a four-course seafood dinner for two at a truly unique locale? Join us for Denver Zoo Date Night: Surf and Conserve - Sustainable Seafood on Sunday, August 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Couples will learn about smart seafood choices and their impact on the environment, dine on an eco-savvy seafood cuisine and meet some of Denver Zoo's water dwelling residents. Buy your tickets now.