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Ages 3-11: $12
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By Charlotte Bassin, Design & Interactive Manager
As do most people who live in Colorado, I love to spend as much time outdoors as I can. Connecting with nature brings me a sense of peace. I can temporarily forget the fast pace of life, especially when it comes to the busy schedule of an active family.
By Anne Gilliland, Denver Zoo AIP Student
By Michael Stern, Denver Zoo Assistant Curator of Primates
Denver Zoo’s Director of Conservation Biology Amy Levine has been working in the Ha Giang province of Vietnam since 2009, partnering with the Ha Giang Forestry Protection Department and the University of Colorado Boulder, to assess where the needs of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys and the local people intersect.
By Alexa Schwartz, Denver Zoo Teen Volunteer
The Bison project in the Rocky Mountain West is a long-term, experimental study working to document the impact of raising bison versus cattle on the Great Plains ecological system. Denver Zoo works with Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge (a bison ranch), and Quintana Ranch (a cattle farm), in New Mexico, where Denver Zoo staff and volunteers track and document native plant and animal species within the different farms.
Denver Zoo Team Discovers Potentially Life-Threatening Fungus on Lake Titicaca Frogs
By Amy Levine, Denver Zoo Director of Conservation Biology
Earlier in April, Denver Zoo shared a free viewing of the film “Girl Rising.” The film highlights the stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving to reach beyond their circumstances and overcome nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The Zoo felt it was important to share this film, as it reflects our dedication to helping women and children in an effort to support wildlife.
By Katie Peterson, Denver Zoo Education Keeper
The month of March was full of so many exciting personal firsts for me! First time driving eight hours on my own, first time seeing a wild badger and a wild bob cat, first time working as a field research assistant, and my first time observing prairie dog breeding behavior! All of these exciting firsts are thanks to being a member of John Hoogland’s 2014 Prairie Dog Squad.
By Molly Maloy, Youth and Teacher Programs Coordinator, Education Department
Spring is here and that means it is time for Denver Zoo’s Botswana conservation education team to pack our duffels and head to Botswana again! Summer is coming to an end in Botswana, so it is hot and the wildlife can often be found resting under large acacia trees. Unfortunately for us, there will be little rest, as this trip will be another busy one for me and my project partner, Erin Stotz. We have a lot to accomplish and only two weeks to do it all!
Two Denver Zoo employees, along with a long-time zoo supporter, rode their bikes yesterday in a 109 kilometer tour (67.7 miles) in South Africa to raise money to build a vulture restaurant in Botswana at the Wildlife Research Base in Ghanzi. The trio participated in the 35th Annual Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour, one of the world’s largest one-day road races.
By Matt Herbert, Denver Zoo Director of Conservation Education
When you “spring forward” for Daylight Savings time on March 9 we want you to think about frogs!
Did you know Denver Zoo works with scientists, educators and conservationists in Peru and Bolivia to save the critically endangered Lake Titicaca frog, Telmatobius culeus?