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By Shannon Block, President/CEO

There is an adage that states: It takes a village to raise a child. I think those words of wisdom can be applied to a number of situations. I consider Denver Zoo a “village” united in the goal of providing the best atmosphere for our animals and guests. But it takes every member of our team to pull it off.

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

This week’s feathered friend is Peggy, a northern helmeted curassow (Crax pauxi). Peggy is 19 years old and lives in the Primate Panorama Forest Aviary.

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

I love a little healthy competition. There’s nothing like going to a baseball game and cheering on the Rockies. That’s also how I feel about Denver Zoo – I consider myself the Zoo’s No. 1 fan. However, unlike the rivalry between sports teams, zoos across the nation don’t compete, we collaborate.

By Jennifer (Nixon) Preusser, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

Last week we unveiled 38 LEGO® brick sculptures that have never been seen in Denver! This one-of-a-kind exhibit, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks, by Sean Kenney is receiving great acclaim as it travels from city to city across the nation.

By Jennifer (Nixon) Preusser, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

This week’s feathered friend is Cyril, a blue dacnis (Dacnis cayana). He is one of the smallest, brightest and most colorful birds at Denver Zoo, since arriving on May 9, 2012. Even though he is very bright and colorful, he is not always easy to spot. This is because he likes to spend a lot of time in the canopy and is very small and very fast. He only weighs 12.4 grams, about the weight of a little more than 2 nickels.

By Jeremiah Cummins, Denver Zoo Browse Specialist

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

I have the privilege of speaking at different organizations and events about Denver Zoo. I look forward to these opportunities because it gives me a forum to let the public know the incredible role Denver Zoo plays in our community and globally.

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

I was very saddened to see recent news of the death of a beautiful lion named Cecil. All of us at Denver Zoo have watched with heavy hearts as this story unfolded, remaining steadfast in our stance against illegal hunting.

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

Denver Zoo wants to support animals in their natural habitat. However, there are times when special circumstances arise and providing an animal a home is the right thing to do.

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