Come See Billy the Elephant - Billy, the 5-year-old Asian elephant that came to Denver Zoo from Belgium in June, can now be seen by guests in his new home at Toyota Elephant Passage. The six-foot-tall youngster, pint-sized for a pachyderm, is always on the move - exploring the two miles of interconnected trails and pools spread across five yards in the new, state-of-art exhibit. Since he cleared his mandatory quarantine with a clean bill of health guests have enjoyed watching his youthful antics and outgoing personality. Enjoy this video of Billy trying out the pools and make plans to visit him in his new home.
Learn About the Value of Vultures -
Denver Zoo will celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on September 7 to shed some light on these often misunderstood birds. Zookeepers and volunteers will be on hand to share information with guests about how the vultures and condors play an ecologically vital role in nature's circle of life as scavengers. Join us to learn more about these impressive birds and the important conservation work in the field supported by our staff to help these birds survive in the wild. Learn more here.
Bring Flat Griz for a Zoo Adventure - Denver Zoo and Frontier Airlines are giving away an up-close penguin encounter for four and $250 off your next Frontier Airlines flight! Visit www.flyfrontier.com/FlatGriz to download your own copy of Flat Grizwald to color and decorate with your personal style and flare. Bring him to Denver Zoo to get a photo of him with you and your favorite animal and then upload his photo here. We are enjoying Flat Griz's adventures at the zoo!
Zoo Closes Early on September 13 -
Denver Zoo will close at noon on September 13 for preparations for Brew At The Zoo. With 40 local breweries and 20 restaurants getting set up for the annual fundraiser for the zoo's Red Apple Scholarship Fund, there will be a lot of work getting everything ready for the big night. If you plan on visiting the zoo that day, please excuse our mess as we get set up for a fantastic evening event. Limited tickets still available.