Denver Zoo Map

By Charlotte Bassin, Design & Interactive Manager

As do most people who live in Colorado, I love to spend as much time outdoors as I can. Connecting with nature brings me a sense of peace. I can temporarily forget the fast pace of life, especially when it comes to the busy schedule of an active family.

By Jennifer (Nixon) Preusser, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

This week’s feathered friend recognizes an endangered bird that Denver Zoo supports with one of its conservation projects. This week’s special feathered friend is a captive-reared piping plover chick (Charadrius melodus), who goes by many names, including "Smalls," "Tyrion," and "Daniel-son." 

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

You would expect to see lions and tigers and bears at a zoo—and we have them. But a donkey and some dogs? Yes, we have them too and there is a very good reason why.

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

I like numbers, formulas and scientific theory. They are logical and measureable—two very important factors that have served me well, both academically and professionally. However, in my book, a good story trumps a list of statistics any day.

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

In a previous blog post, I mentioned how the Zoo is all abuzz when a new baby animal is born. Conversely, when we lose one of our cherished animal family members, a sense of sadness and reminiscence is acutely felt.

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Chico, a 16-year-old, female Inca tern (Larosterna inca). Chico has been at Denver Zoo since 2007. We currently house six Inca terns, three males and three females. 

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

What does a unicorn have to do with a zoo? Well, someone once told me that zookeepers are like unicorns. Still lost? Let me explain.

Designs have been made, catalogs perused, plants researched, sketches drawn, greenhouses called--lists and lists and lists. How many plants should be ordered? What variety? Which nursery carries them?

By Shannon Block, President/CEO

Today, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is hosting “A Day at Denver Zoo for You.” Hundreds of cancer survivors will enjoy free Zoo admission and discounted tickets for their families and caregivers, compliments of RMCC.

By Jessica Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Introducing this week’s feathered friend, Castor, a boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearius ridgwayi). He lives with his brother, Pollux, in the Aquatics Room at Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines. Castor hatched at Denver Zoo just five years ago. His mother and sisters still live there in the Rainforest Room, where he was born. Castor enjoys spending his time high in the canopy during the day, and comes down around dusk.

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