November 15, 2019

What’s New at the Zoo?

From Tatu to Tacos, Here are 7 Compelling Reasons to Visit Denver Zoo This Fall

 

Denver Zoo is an endless source of new experiences that help you connect with our animals and each other. Some are small and furry; others are epic and groundbreaking. But they all prove one thing: no two visits to Denver Zoo are exactly alike. That is especially true as we round out 2019 with a bevy of new animals, events and in-the-works exhibits and experiences that guarantee you’ll see or learn something new on your next trip. Here are seven new things happening at Denver Zoo right now:

1.) LITTLE LION MAN.   

Tatu, our little African lion cub, is growing up—and fast! He’s now big enough to explore the main yard of Benson Predator Ridge along with the rest of his pride. You’ll find him bouncing and pouncing around on most days (weather dependent) from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2.) MORE WILD BABES.

While Tatu might be receiving the lion’s share of attention, he’s not the only little one roaming around Denver Zoo! We also recently welcomed and introduced a sarus crane named Miley Sarus, a bongo calf named Calvin and a southern gerenuk named Agnes!

3.) TOTAL ENLIGHTENMENT.

Tickets for Zoo Lights, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores (Nov. 29-Dec. 30), are now on sale and available ONLY for advance online purchase. Most evenings sell out, so buy your tickets now  to experience one of Denver’s most beloved holiday traditions.

4.) FACE-TO-FACE FUN.

Two of our most popular Up-Close Animal Encounters—one-of-a-kind experiences that combine unforgettable face-time with our animals, intimate keeper interactions and guided tours—are back for the winter season. Book your Flamingo Encounter or Sea Lion Encounter today!

5.) CINEMA ON STEROIDS.

Swing by our 4D Theater for a 20-minute dose of immersive cinematic action complete with built-in motion and special effects in the seats and theater. The latest release, SMALLFOOT 4D, is a perfect adventure for all ages. And coming soon: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4D (premiers on Nov. 29)!

6.) LET’S TACO ‘BOUT IT.

Check out the revamped menu at our Craft Foods Truck (open every Friday-Sunday, and every night during Zoo Lights) right next to Pollinator Pathway. Swing by to savor beer-braised carnitas, chicken tinga and carne asada tacos, and a rotating soup menu.

7.) THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING.

Finally, come see all the progress being made around the Zoo— and start getting excited for the experiences we’re bringing your way in 2020! New exhibits and improvements currently underway include the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital (fall 2020), Stingray Cove (spring 2020) and a new and improved habitat for our African penguins (spring 2020).

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