January 17, 2020

Denver Zoo Announces Support for Australian Bush Fire Relief

Denver Zoo and donors send $93,000 in contributions to support Zoos Victoria


Many of you share our deep concern over the devastating bushfires that are sweeping across Australia and taking a tremendous toll on the country’s diverse wildlife. The scale of loss is staggering and heartbreaking, with perhaps more than a billion animals killed, including many that are already threatened or endangered.

Last week, Denver Zoo made an immediate contribution of $5,000 and matched the first $5,000 in additional donations through our Field Conservation fund to Zoos Victoria. Zoo's Victoria's animal care and health experts are on the frontlines of the wildlife rescue effort, providing critical care, food and water to injured animals. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our extended Zoo family, we’ve raised more than $93,000 so far for Zoos Victoria. We’re also closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate other ways to assist in the near future, including potential direct staff involvement, as the nature of the emergency becomes clearer.

As a leading global zoo and fellow member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Zoos Victoria has taken a strong initiative to develop and manage this fund, and we have tremendous confidence they will maximize the impact in response to this crisis. Thank you for your support and generous donations at this critical time. Your contributions will have a major impact on rescue and rehabilitation efforts in Australia.


Be among the first to hear the latest animal updates, important stories and details about all the fun happening around Denver Zoo.


  • February 10, 2020

    Enrichment for Everyone

    Learn About One of the Ways the Zoo’s Animal Care Team Ensures Our Animals’ Mental, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing…

  • February 10, 2020

    Nature Connects®, Art With LEGO® Bricks Returns

    Award-Winning Traveling Exhibit Will Connect Guests to Vanishing Species from July 17-Oct. 31   Denver Zoo is home to…

  • January 14, 2020

    Thankful for YOU

    As Denver Zoo Looks Ahead to an Exciting 2020, We Look Back at Everyone Who Supported Our Mission in…