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22nd Annual Event Features New Layout, Cultural Celebrations & Yesterday's Zoo Train Ride 

Guests of Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights, Presented By Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores, will experience the event in a whole new light this year. In addition to featuring a brand new layout, the 22nd annual celebration, running nightly November 30, 2012-January 2, 2013, from 5:30-9 p.m., will celebrate cultural traditions, introduce a special train ride and illuminate the zoo's newest exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, with lanterns.

Well-Known Animal was Star of Denver Zoo's Sea Lion Show

"Gidget," a 27-year-old California sea lion and beloved star of the zoo's sea lion show passed away on October 31. The elderly sea lion was having great difficulty moving and was refusing food and medication. Having lost her quality of life, Gidget was humanely euthanized.

"Gidget was a very charismatic animal that charmed millions of guests over the years at our sea lion show. She loved working with her keepers and awing guests with her swimming and agility. We are deeply saddened by this loss. She was adored by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper.

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