GIVE BACK TO THE ANIMALS
Denver Zoo's amazing animal residents enrich our lives, teach us something and connect us to nature. It is our honor to provide the best comprehensive care to ensure the health and well being of every individual.
We provide the best balanced nutrition, engaging animal enrichment and veterinary care for our animals.
Denver Zoo has more than 3,600 mouths (and beaks) to feed! A full-time animal nutritionist designs specific diets for each individual species and in some cases individual animals. Our commissary orders the highest-quality fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and supplements.
At Denver Zoo we enhance the lives of our animals by providing them with mental and physical stimulation to promote natural and healthy behaviors like digging, tracking scents, swimming, dusting, climbing, foraging and playing. Denver Zoo is one of only a few zoos in the country that has a full-time curator dedicated to our animal behavior and enrichment programs.
At Denver Zoo veterinary care is proactive and includes preventative check-ups to emergency medicine. Our animal care team includes 10 veterinary team members, 79 keepers and 12 animal curators and supervisors who together provide the finest state-of-the-art care to our animals around the clock.