August 25, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Rajah,” a 17-year-old male South African lion. He was the last surviving member of the first group of lions to move to Benson Predator Ridge upon its opening in 2004.
Award-winning traveling exhibit makes its Denver debut
August 7, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to announce the opening of its first traveling exhibit, “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” brought to you by The Goddard Schools. This award-winning exhibit, which will run from August 7 to November 1, features life-size, and even some larger than life, animal and plant sculptures made from LEGO bricks scattered throughout the park.
Nights will feature family-friendly activities and first looks of Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks, Brought to you by The Goddard Schools
July 24, 2015
Denver Zoo is hosting two, exciting events for its new, traveling exhibit, “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” brought to you by The Goddard Schools, on August 6 and 8, each from 6:30-9 p.m., with a chance to meet the artist on the first night.
Charlotte Greenie becomes new mate for male sloth, Elliot
July 24, 2015
A new, female Linnaeus's (li-NEE-us) two-toed sloth is calling Denver Zoo home.
8-month-old terrier mix arrives from Foothills Animal Shelter
July 17, 2015
Denver Zoo’s Wildlife Show has a new star, an 8-month-old terrier mix named Aspen. The energetic, female puppy was cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, CO and was recently adopted by the Zoo.
New area to teach young visitors and parents about zookeepers and explore science of animal care
July 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to announce the opening of its “Be a Zookeeper Zone,” an interactive activity area that will allow children ages 2 – 10, and their adults, a chance to learn about zookeepers and explore the science of animal care.
Second Annual Award Honors Couple for Unwavering Support and Leadership
July 10, 2015
Denver Zoo presented its highest honor, the Crystal Lion Award, to Katie and Scott Schoelzel at a ceremony last night, July 9, at the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, recognizing the couple’s outstanding commitment, generosity and leadership.
July 9, 2015
Denver Zoo is saddened to announce the death of “Castor,” a 21-year-old male Komodo dragon. Castor had exhibited a slow decline in the mobility of his back legs for the last six years, due to arthritis. Zoo staff provided Castor outstanding care through a variety of methods, including a treatment plan of physical therapy, pain medication and even acupuncture.
Guests can see the two-week-old male in Northern Shores
June 22, 2015
Denver Zoo is offering 100 free tickets to Do At The Zoo, beginning tomorrow at the Zoo’s Boettcher Welcome Center. Teachers just need to show their work There’s a new set of flippers making their way around Denver Zoo as staff celebrates the birth of a new California sea lion pup. The unnamed male was born on the evening of June 11 and is the first of its species born at Denver Zoo since 2010. Visitors can now see him explore the seal pool, in the southern area of the Zoo’s Northern Shores exhibit, with his mother.
Event to Support Education Initiatives, While Giving Back to Teachers
June 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is offering 100 free tickets to Do At The Zoo, beginning tomorrow at the Zoo’s Boettcher Welcome Center. Teachers just need to show their work identification to get their ticket beginning at 9 a.m. June 17. But hurry, only 100 tickets are available. Follow the Zoo’s Facebook and Twitter page for updates on the giveaway.
Female Almasi can now be seen in yard near Toyota Elephant Passage
June 5, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to welcome a new, female okapi (oh-KAW-pee) to its herd. Two-year-old Almasi (all-MAH-see), arrived from the Dallas Zoo in late April and has just cleared her mandatory, month-long quarantine. Visitors can see her now exploring her new yard, located just outside of Toyota Elephant Passage.
Week-old pups will remain behind the scenes as they develop
June 5, 2015
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of three adorable, Asian small-clawed otters on May 29. The unnamed pups, whose genders are unknown, are currently behind the scenes of the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit under the excellent care of their parents, Asha (AH-shah) and Bugsy.
Be a Zookeeper Zone, Giraffe Encounter, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks and Animal Adventures await guests
May 21, 2015
Denver Zoo has a summer packed full of fun ways for visitors to connect with animals, both of the real and toy brick variety. The season includes the debut of a new way to interact with giraffes, the opening of a special area for visitors to learn about zookeepers and an exhibit made of LEGO® brick sculptures.
Hippo was Zoo’s longest resident and oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos
May 4, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Bertie,” a 58-year-old male hippopotamus. In addition to being the Zoo’s longest resident, Bert, as he was affectionately known, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos.
Chick’s birth marks rare occasion for U.S. zoos
April 30, 2015
Denver Zoo’s second-ever, successfully-reared Steller’s sea eagle chick was given its first physical exam this week. The unnamed chick, with a still unknown gender, hatched on March 10. It is currently still in its nest just outside of Bird World, presented by Frontier Airlines, where it is being cared by both of its parents. Visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of it now.
Male Hamlet ventures onto exhibit after arriving from Kansas
April 23, 2015
A new red panda is calling Denver Zoo home after recently making its way from Garden City, KS. Hamlet, a 1-year-old male, arrived from Lee Richardson Zoo on February 14 and has now come out from behind the scenes. Weather permitting, guests can see him in his habitat, located on the southeastern side of campus, near the Zoo’s camels and Przewalski's horses.
Fabulous Boogienauts, Steve Manshel, Megan Burtt and more to perform at Denver Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser
April 22, 2015
A variety of locally-renowned artists and musical groups will hit the stage at Denver Zoo’s 26th annual Do At The Zoo gala on June 18, including The Fabulous Boogienauts, Megan Burtt & the Cure for Love, Steve Manshel, Matt Spinks Trio and Soul Sacrifice: A Tribute to Santana. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver’s favorite summer party and Denver Zoo’s largest fundraiser will feature live entertainment for guests of all musical tastes. All proceeds from this event will support the Zoo’s education initiatives.
Zoo asks for public’s voting support for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
April 22, 2015
Denver Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit has been nominated for “Best Zoo Exhibit” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and the Zoo is asking for the public’s vote. After consulting with zoo experts, the newspaper nominated 20 zoo exhibits to win the honor and Denver Zoo’s popular and dynamic home for lions, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs is a finalist.
Giraffe Encounter, Made Possible By Toyota, will allow public to bond with Zoo’s giraffes daily
April 16, 2015
Denver Zoo announces an addition to its partnership with The Denver Toyota Dealers Association, a multi-year sponsorship of the Zoo’s upcoming feature, “Giraffe Encounter.” Your six Hometown Toyota Stores will support the project, a platform for guests to feed the Zoo’s reticulated giraffes in their exhibit on a daily basis.
Long and Monfort will preside over Zoo’s largest fundraiser to support education
April 9, 2015
“I’m so pleased to have business and community leaders Mike Long and Dick Monfort working with us to support children’s education as Co-Chairs of the 2015 Do At The Zoo gala, set for Thursday, June 18,” says CEO and President of Denver Zoo, Shannon Block. “Proceeds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the Zoo’s education programs.”
Staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion
March 30, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Baby,” a 17-year-old female South African lion. She was the last surviving member of the first pride to live in the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit. After she displayed a decline in health due to numerous age-related issues, staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion on the morning of March 29.
New arrival “Salvador” may be seen by visitors as a member of Zoo’s Education collection
March 26, 2015
Denver Zoo is celebrating its second-ever birth of a southern tamandua, a species of anteater. The new arrival, a male named Salvador, was born on March 12. Salvador is currently bonding with his mother, Rio, behind the scenes at the Zoo’s Gates Animal Housing Center.
Visitors can see new brothers at Benson Predator Ridge now, weather permitting
March 19, 2015
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome two new, male African wild dogs. Jesse and Taco, 4-year-old brothers, just arrived from the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, KS. Zookeepers say the brothers are settling in well and visitors can see them now as they explore their new home at the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit, weather permitting.
Foundation also Elects Five New Trustees to Prestigious Denver Board
March 16, 2015
Louis L. Clinton III was elected to serve as Chair of the Denver Zoological Foundation Board of Trustees at a recent meeting.
Denver Zoo is only fourth zoo in the world to achieve both ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certifications
March 11, 2015
Denver Zoo is now one of only four zoological institutions in the world, and the first in the western hemisphere, to achieve the highest international distinction for its environmental, health and safety management systems.
To receive deal, visitors must say, “I Love Denver Zoo” at main gate
February 12, 2015
The Zoo is better with two! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Denver Zoo invites guests to bring someone they love, or maybe just someone they can spend a day with, to the Zoo any day from February 14-16 and receive buy one, get one free admission.
Visitors can see him in Primate Panorama now
January 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome the arrival of a 12-year-old, male Sumatran orangutan, named Bernas (burr-NAHSS). He just arrived from Zoo Atlanta on January 13 under recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.
Voting begins January 12 on Facebook
January 12, 2015
Denver Zoo is asking for the public’s help in naming its new Grevy’s zebra foal on its Facebook page. Those who vote by January 18 will automatically be entered to win a behind-the-scenes tour of his or her choice.
Dr. Richard Reading and Ganchimeg Wingard receive top awards for contributions to conservation and research
December 18, 2014
Two Denver Zoo conservation biologists received top awards from the Mongolian government in late November to recognize their work in contributions to the body, and advancement of, science in the country.
Molimo can now be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage
December 11, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce that the size of its okapi (Oh-COP-ee) herd is a little bigger with the arrival of two-year-old, Molimo (Mo-LEE-mo), who came from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in late October. Molimo has just cleared his mandatory, month-long quarantine and can be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage.
Denver Zoo partners with Nuggets to give back to the community
November 21, 2014
As leaders in the Denver community, the Denver Nuggets and Denver Zoo organizations teamed up in an effort to say thank you to supporters of the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Guests may visit Jilin at his exhibit in Toyota Elephant Passage
November 14, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an adorable, Asian small-clawed otter on August 26. Male Jilin (Jee-Lin) has been under the care of mother, Asha, and father, Bugsy. Guests can soon visit the family in the El Pomar Foundation Village Hall in Toyota Elephant Passage as the pup begins to get comfortable with his exhibit. Zookeepers are giving the young pup the choice to stay behind the scenes or venture onto public view.
New lioness to join Sango and Sabi in young pride
November 6, 2014
Denver Zoo has welcomed a new, female African lion to join its young lion pride. Neliah (Ne-LIE-uh), a 2-year-old lioness arrived on September 26 from Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo and has just cleared her mandatory, month-long quarantine. Guests may see Neliah now as she begins to gradually explore the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit and gets to know the Zoo’s other 2-year-old lions, male Sango and female Sabi.
Online Art Auction to Raise Funds for Denver Zoo Beginning Nov. 7!
November 5, 2014
Dolly the elephant, sported her best Dali impression with her latest work, “The Mask,” commissioned this year for Denver Arts Week. More than 10 animals supported the effort to create works for Denver Arts Week, the famous weeklong celebration created by Visit Denver to showcase Denver’s robust art scene.