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Cub is First Birth in 16 Years 

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered, Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub, which was born April 25. The young male, named Makar (Mah-car), is the first birth of his species at Denver Zoo since 1996. Until now, Makar has been behind-the-scenes with his mother. He just received a clean bill of health from zoo veterinarians and guests can see him now inside the zoo's Feline Building.

68,450 Households are Members of Denver Zoo 

Denver Zoo has reached an all-time high of 68,450 member households, which translates into approximately 239,575 individuals, an all-time high in the zoo's 116-year history. This breaks the record membership set in 2010 of 64,040 member households. 

"It is very special for us to share the Denver Zoo experience with as many people as possible," says Director of Membership and Annual Fund Bill Tortorici. "Being a member is one of the best ways to support and engage with the zoo. Every member helps us work towards our mission – to secure a better world for animals through human understanding."

New Exhibit Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

Denver Zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit has achieved LEED® certification at the platinum level, the highest level, by the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Toyota Elephant Passage is the first large animal exhibit complex in the country to achieve the certification. 

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