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Expedia Viewfinder teamed up with Denver Zoo to highlight why the animal park is a must-visit attraction this winter.

At Expedia Viewfinder, we strive to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest during our travels. Whether it’s watching ice carvers sculpt masterpieces or folk dancers take the stage, we like celebrating all month long. To learn how we could fully embrace the holiday season this December in the Mile-High City, we turned to our friends at Denver Zoo in Colorado.

By Sue Peters, Denver Zoo Polar Bear Keeper

Denver Zoo zookeepers welcomed the hatching of a hooded crane chick on June 12, thanks to help from the International Crane Foundation.

By Sean Andersen-Vie, Denver Zoo Public Relations Manager

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.

This summer Denver Zoo will host the silver anniversary celebration of Do At The Zoo, presented this year by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. We are honoring the last 25 years with today’s Throwback Thursday blog about longtime Zoo resident, Dolly the Asian elephant. Generations of visitors to Denver Zoo have been awed by Dolly during their trips to Denver Zoo.

This summer Denver Zoo will host the silver anniversary celebration of Do At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. As we prepare to honor 25 years of this successful fundraiser we have enjoyed looking back at some of our favorite memories. For today’s Throwback Thursday and to honor World Tapir Day on April 27, the Zoo is digging into the more recent past to celebrate the birth of a Malayan tapir calf who arrived, in rather dramatic fashion, in September 2012.

This summer Denver Zoo will host the silver anniversary celebration of Do At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. As we prepare to honor 25 years of this successful fundraiser we have enjoyed looking back at some of our favorite memories. For today’s Throwback Thursday, the Zoo is honoring the amazing development of our Horticulture Department over the last 25 years.

Spring is definitely upon us. Trees are budding, flowers are sprouting and at Denver Zoo, we are preparing for the upcoming summer season. We are expecting several new babies, like a new tapir, and getting ready to say goodbye to one of the animals that was born in 2013. Snow leopard Misha, who will be 1-year-old on May 13, is getting ready to move to her new home.

This summer Denver Zoo will host the silver anniversary celebration of Do At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. As we prepare to honor 25 years of this successful fundraiser we have enjoyed looking back at some of our favorite memories. For today’s Throwback Thursday, the Zoo is honoring long-time zoo resident, Bert the hippopotamus. In 1990, the inaugural year of Do At The Zoo, at 34 years of age Bert fathered his 20th calf, a male named Sarge, and was the oldest resident at Denver Zoo.

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