Anyone having direct contact with bats should contact their medical provider for advice
August 7, 2014
A wild bat, not part of Denver Zoo’s collection, found at the zoo’s primate exhibit Aug. 2, has tested positive for rabies. A zoo staff member safely captured the oddly behaving bat and took it to the zoo’s veterinary hospital. The sick bat was humanely euthanized and sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for rabies testing.
Calf Ventures into Outdoor Yards of Toyota Elephant Passage
June 6, 2014
Denver Zoo’s new baby tapir Baku (BAH-koo) has begun venturing into his outdoor space at Toyota Elephant Passage. The endangered month-old calf can be seen with his mother usually in the mornings, weather permitting. Although the youngster kept close to mom on his first day out June 5, he did venture into the water for a quick swim on this beautiful summer day.
Pups may be visible as mother carries them from den to den
May 23, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of three maned wolf pups, which were born on May 1. The unnamed triplets, made up of two males and one female, were born to mother, Adrianna, and father, Inigo, and are the first of their species to be born at the Zoo since 2009.
CONNECT, EXPLORE AND PLAY THIS SUMMER AT THE ZOO
May 22, 2014
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off an exciting summer season at Denver Zoo including special activities, shows and demonstrations from May 24 through September 1.
CUB ARRIVES VIA FRONTIER AIRLINES TO ACCLIMATE WITH DENVER ZOO CUBS IN SUPPORT OF CONSERVATION
May 19, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of a new, female clouded leopard cub this weekend to encourage successful breeding later in life. The unnamed cub was born on April 10 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a veterinary and reproductive research center headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia. She arrived at Denver Zoo on Saturday, May 17 on a Frontier Airlines flight, accompanied by a Denver Zoo keeper and staff member.
CALF TO REMAIN BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HIS MOTHER UNTIL HE IS A LITTLE OLDER
May 7, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan tapir calf. The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29, and is only the second birth of his species at the zoo. Baku will remain behind the scenes in Toyota Elephant Passage while being cared for by his mother until they are comfortable enough to venture outdoors. Until then, visitors can see live, closed-circuit video of Baku on monitors inside Toyota Elephant Passage.
Every Event Ticket Will Be Matched By The Salah Foundation to Support Conservation Education Initiatives
May 6, 2014
Denver Zoo has been awarded a challenge grant by The Salah Foundation for up to $75,000 in connection with its 25th annual Do At The Zoo event on June 19, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Now through June 1, for every Do At The Zoo ticket purchased, The Salah Foundation will make a donation in the same amount, up to $75,000 total, in support of the Zoo’s conservation education initiatives.
Visitors can see the cubs now from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily
April 23, 2014
Denver Zoo’s two newborn clouded leopard cubs can now be seen by visitors inside the El Pomar Foundation Village Hall within the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit. The male and female cubs, Pi and Rhu, were born on March 14.
Chick’s birth marks rare occasion for U.S. zoos.
April 2, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome the first Steller’s sea eagle chick to be successfully reared at the Zoo. The unnamed chick, whose gender is still not known, hatched on March 4. The chick is currently nesting with and being brooded by its mother in Bird World, presented by Frontier Airlines.
Zookeepers will hand raise the twin cubs due to mother’s inexperience
March 27, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo. The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began steps to hand-raise them.
Staff Cares For Infant Tamandua As Mother Learns Proper Maternal Behaviors
March 20, 2014
A newborn tamandua baby is alive and doing well at Denver Zoo thanks to the dedication of zookeepers and veterinarians that are caring for the infant around the clock. On March 7, Southern tamandua Rio gave birth to her first offspring, believed to be female, whom keepers have named Cayenne.
Visitors Can See New Inhabitants Of Predator Ridge Now, Weather Permitting
March 6, 2014
Denver Zoo visitors will notice a couple of new African wild dogs in its Predator Ridge exhibit. The two young sisters, Tilly and Cheza (CHEH-zah) are now exploring the exhibit’s maternity yard after arriving from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Zookeepers say they are settling in well and doing great. Visitors can see them now, weather permitting.
Polar bears to receive special ice sculpture snack as guests learn how to save their species
February 27, 2014
Denver Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Zoo on Thursday, February 27 and find out how they can help save polar bears in the wild. Held in partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), the day will allow guests to watch polar bears Lee and Cranbeary enjoy a special ice sculpture treat and learn from zookeepers and volunteers about the challenges polar bears face and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Calf will remain behind the scenes as he becomes more self-sufficient
February 21, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee). The male calf, named Jabari (Jah-bar-ee), was born to mother, Kalispell (Kal-lis-pell), and father, Sekele (seh-Kee-lee), on February 3, and is only the sixth birth of his species at the zoo. Jabari will remain behind the scenes for a short while longer, but visitors will soon be able to see the youngster as he grows and becomes more self-sufficient.