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SHARON JOSEPH JOINS DENVER ZOO AS DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL WELFARE AND INTERNAL RESEARCH

NEW POSITION CONTINUES ZOO'S STANDARDS IN ANIMAL CARE

August 5, 2016
Denver Zoo is excited to welcome Sharon Joseph as the new Director of Animal Welfare and Internal Research. This new position will foster Denver Zoo’s proactive animal welfare program by leading a coordinated approach to animal health, husbandry and research.
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DENVER ZOO LION CUBS COMPLETE QUARANTINE HEALTH EXAMS

EXAMS MARK LATEST STEP IN MOVING FULLY INTO NEW HOME

August 4, 2016
Denver Zoo’s four, new, lion cub brothers just completed their quarantine exams, bringing them a step closer to fully moving into their new home. The exams are given to all of Denver Zoo’s new animals to make sure they are healthy and adjusting well.
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DENVER ZOO PRESENTS 2016 CRYSTAL LION AWARD TO SCHLESSMAN FAMILY

THIRD ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY HONORS FAMILY FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT

July 29, 2016
Denver Zoo presented its highest honor, the Crystal Lion Award, to Lee and Dolores Schlessman and the Schlessman Family Foundation at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 27. The Crystal Lion Award honors outstanding individuals, a foundation, or a corporation that has a record of exceptional support, demonstrates a commitment to fulfilling the Zoo’s mission and whose leadership has encouraged others to become involved. 
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FOUR LION CUBS NOW VIEWABLE AT DENVER ZOO

ZOO OFFERS DISCOUNTS TO CELEBRATE ARRIVAL

July 28, 2016
Denver Zoo’s four new African lion cubs are now visible to guests in the Maternity Den area of Benson Predator Ridge and to make sure everyone has a chance to see them, the Zoo is offering $4 off with a coupon July 29, 30 and 31 from 1- 5 p.m. only. 
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DENVER ZOO OFFERS DISCOUNT TO GUESTS WHO SHOW POKÉMON GO APP

ZOO EMBRACES “INVASIVE” POKÉMON GO SPECIES

July 21, 2016
Now with a special promotion and more game incentives than ever before, Denver Zoo is a must visit stop for Pokémon GO players. Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, guests who show the Pokémon GO app on their phone at guest services will receive $5 dollars off admission from 1 p.m. until close.
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FOUR AFRICAN LION CUBS POUNCE INTO DENVER ZOO

MALES ARRIVE FROM LEE RICHARDSON ZOO IN GARDEN CITY, KANSAS

July 13, 2016
Four one-year-old African lion cubs arrived safely at Denver Zoo early Wednesday morning. The male cubs came from Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kansas.
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TWO RED PANDA CUBS BORN AT DENVER ZOO

MONTH-OLD CUBS REMAIN AWAY FROM PUBLIC AS THEY BOND WITH MOTHER

July 8, 2016
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of two red pandas on June 6. The female cubs, named Lali and Masu, are currently in a nesting box and are being cared for by their mother, Faith.
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DENVER ZOO VETERINARIANS & ANIMAL CARE STAFF SAVE FEMALE KOMODO DRAGON

Anika, 6-years-old, recovering well from life-saving abdomen surgery

June 28, 2016
Denver Zoo's 6-year-old Komodo dragon, Anika, is thriving thanks to the attentive world-class animal care team and their quick action, resulting in the successful completion of a complicated surgery.
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ALL ABOARD FOR THE NEW DENVER ZOO RAILROAD

Zoo Launches New Art Installation, Tiger Exhibit and Train in 120th Year 

June 23, 2016
A new train for visitors is now running daily at Denver Zoo! The grand opening of the train launches with Denver Zoo’s 120th anniversary, celebrating a history of world-class animal care, conservation and education.
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D. LANCE KING JOINS DENVER ZOO AS CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Denver Zoo hires leader in non-profit field to head Development Department

June 10, 2016
Denver Zoo is excited to welcome Lance King to its executive team as the new Chief Development Officer. King brings to the Zoo nearly 25 years of experience and leadership in fundraising, nonprofit management, and philanthropic management consulting. 
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DENVER ZOO UNVEILS RUFUS, FIRST SCULPTURE IN UPCOMING TRAVELING EXHIBIT

Triggerfish sculpture previews “Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea,” opening September 24 

June 7, 2016
This morning, Denver Zoo unveiled “Rufus,” a 10-foot-tall, triggerfish sculpture, made almost entirely from sea debris to preview the upcoming traveling exhibit, “Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea.”  
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DO AT THE ZOO OFFERS FREE DO AT THE ZOO TICKETS IN SIGNATURE DRINK NAMING CONTEST

Facebook contest winner to win two free tickets to the event

June 6, 2016
Denver Zoo is once again holding a Facebook contest to name the signature drink of this year’s Do At The Zoo fundraiser, Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, on June 16. The winner of which will receive TWO, FREE tickets to the event. 
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DENVER ZOO ANNOUNCES KENT THIRY, DENISE O’LEARY AND JAVIER AND JODI RODRIGUEZ WILL CO-CHAIR  2016 DO AT THE ZOO 

DaVita HealthCare Partners’ executives and their wives to preside over Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser 

June 2, 2016
Healthcare company DaVita’s top executives, Kent Thiry and Javier Rodriguez, and their wives, Denise O’Leary and Jodi Rodriguez, are excited to serve as co-chairs of Denver Zoo’s 2016 Do At The Zoo gala, set for Thursday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.
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DENVER ZOO ANNOUNCES 2016 DO AT THE ZOO PRESENTING SPONSOR

May 26, 2016
Denver Zoo is thrilled to once again have Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as the presenting sponsor of the annual Do At The Zoo fundraiser, where all proceeds benefit “What We Do At The Zoo,” including science education, global conservation and world-class animal care. Anadarko, which is regionally headquartered in Denver, has been a supporter of Denver Zoo’s largest fundraiser since 2008. 
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF ORANGUTAN “ROBIN”

May 6, 2016
Denver Zoo is very saddened to announce the death of “Robin,” a 40-year-old male orangutan. Robin was humanely euthanized on Friday May 6, after a severe decline in his health. He was the second oldest male orangutan in North American zoos and had exceeded the life expectancy of 27.7 years.
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF LION “SANGO”

May 2, 2016
Denver Zoo is very saddened to announce the death of “Sango,” a 3-year-old male African lion. Sango began having severe seizures a little over a week ago. 
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DENVER ZOO STAFF’S RAPID RESPONSE ENSURED SAFETY DURING INCIDENT WITH RHINO

April 21, 2016
Today just before 10 a.m. Denver Zoo staff’s quick and appropriate response ensured a safe outcome when a greater one-horned rhino accessed an animal yard where staff and volunteers were working.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES “GOOD THING” WITH BIRTH OF WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

Baby “Whimsie Adepa” is fifth-ever birth of species at Denver Zoo and first in 11 years 

March 8, 2016
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered western lowland gorilla. The female baby, named Whimsie Adepa (ah-DEEP-ah), was born to mother Tinga (TIN-gah), and father, Jim, just before midnight on February 25. 
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TAMRA WARD JOINS DENVER ZOO AS CHIEF EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER

Denver Zoo hires local community leader to manage Public Affairs

March 1, 2016
Denver Zoo is excited to welcome Tamra Ward to its executive team as the new chief external relations officer. Ward brings more than 25 years of media relations, community engagement and management experience to the table, as well as an impressive resume of leadership positions with many nonprofit organizations. 
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES BLACK RHINO “RUDY”

Male, 22-year-old Pachyderm Arrives from Oklahoma City Zoo

February 26, 2016
Denver Zoo welcomed a 22-year-old, male, black rhinoceros, named Rudy, from Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday, February 23. This marks the first time the Zoo has housed the species since the passing of well-known rhino, Mshindi, last September.
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DENVER ZOO OFFERS SNEAK PEEK OF ITS NEW TIGER EXHIBIT AND ANNOUNCES NEW TRAVELING EXHIBIT

The Edge and Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea, Will Bring New Exciting Opportunities for Guests

February 3, 2016
Denver Zoo brings grand offering to guests in 2016, with a new tiger exhibit, called The Edge opening this summer and a new traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea arriving in the fall.
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF ORANGUTAN “SALLY”

January 26, 2016
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Sally,” a 48-year-old female Sumatran orangutan. Sally had a history of fibroid growths in her abdomen that caused her great discomfort and constipation.  After witnessing a significant decline in her condition in the last few weeks and unable to treat her further, the Zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize her on Sunday, January 24.
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DENVER ZOO SUMMER SAFARI REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 25

Campers will travel the world without leaving Denver!

January 14, 2016
Parents, mark your calendars. Registration for Denver Zoo’s Summer Safari camp begins January 25. The wildest summer camp in town is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers going into Pre-K through 8th grade. This year’s camp theme is Animals Around the World. Campers will (virtually) travel from Colorado to Africa, South America, Antarctica, and Asia without ever leaving Denver Zoo!
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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED LAKE TITICACA FROGS ARRIVE AT DENVER ZOO

Arrival continues Zoo’s conservation efforts for neglected species

November 25, 2015
Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of 20 Lake Titicaca frogs, making the Zoo the only institution in the northern hemisphere to currently house the critically endangered species. The frogs arrived on Wednesday, November 18, from the Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru.
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DENVER ZOO’S LION CUBS NOW ON EXHIBIT

Zoo also announces winning names of SCFD contest

November 23, 2015
Denver Zoo’s two, two-month-old lion cubs made their public debut this morning in the maternity yard of Benson Predator Ridge. Visitors may now see male Kalu (pronounced Kuh-LOO) and female Kamara (pronounced Ka-MAR-uh), along with the rest of the Zoo’s lion pride, as they explore their new habitat, weather permitting. 
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ZEBRA BORN ON EXHIBIT AT DENVER ZOO

Guests can see the mother and newborn, weather permitting

October 9, 2015
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an adorable Grevy’s (Greh-veez) zebra on Thursday, October 8. The foal was born on exhibit to mother, Farasi, around noon, and its sex remains unknown. Guests can see the mother and newborn on exhibit, weather permitting.
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DENVER ZOO’S TWO RESCUED SEA LIONS MAKE PUBLIC DEBUT

Duke and Maverick can now be seen in the Zoo’s Northern Shore exhibit

October 7, 2015
Two, male California sea lion pups that were rescued off the coast of California made their public debut at Denver Zoo this week. Yearlings Duke and Maverick arrived in July from the Six Flags Marine World/Africa USA in Vallejo, California, where they stayed for a short time after being rescued as stranded animals and then rehabilitated.
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DENVER ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION SEEKS PARTNERS TO COMPLETE WASTE TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGY & CEASES PROJECT OPERATIONS ON-SITE

Zoo Seeks Partners to Complete Innovative Technology Off-Site

September 25, 2015

The Denver Zoological Foundation will seek partners to complete the development and deployment of the innovative technology behind its planned Waste To Energy technology off site and has cancelled its plans to operate the system at Denver Zoo.

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DENVER ZOO MOURNING LOSS OF BLACK RHINOCEROS “MSHINDI”

September 17, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Mshindi,” a beloved 21-year-old male black rhinoceros. He had been under close observation and treatment by veterinary and animal care staff for chronic foot problems that have gotten progressively worse over the last year and a half.
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LION CUBS BORN AT DENVER ZOO

Zoo Asks SCFD Voters for Help in Naming the Pair with Contest

September 16, 2015
As a thank you to voters who support the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Denver Zoo is asking residents of the seven-county region to name its two, newborn, African lion cubs through an online contest.
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF LION “RAJAH”

August 25, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Rajah,” a 17-year-old male South African lion. He was the last surviving member of the first group of lions to move to Benson Predator Ridge upon its opening in 2004. 
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DENVER ZOO OPENS “NATURE CONNECTS®, ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS,” BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GODDARD SCHOOLS

Award-winning traveling exhibit makes its Denver debut 

August 7, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to announce the opening of its first traveling exhibit, “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” brought to you by The Goddard Schools. This award-winning exhibit, which will run from August 7 to November 1, features life-size, and even some larger than life, animal and plant sculptures made from LEGO bricks scattered throughout the park. 
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DENVER ZOO PRESENTS LEGO® BRICKS EVENTS ON AUGUST 6 AND 8

Nights will feature family-friendly activities and first looks of Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks, Brought to you by The Goddard Schools

July 24, 2015
Denver Zoo is hosting two, exciting events for its new, traveling exhibit, “Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks,” brought to you by The Goddard Schools, on August 6 and 8, each from 6:30-9 p.m., with a chance to meet the artist on the first night. 
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FEMALE SLOTH ARRIVES AT DENVER ZOO

Charlotte Greenie becomes new mate for male sloth, Elliot

July 24, 2015
A new, female Linnaeus's (li-NEE-us) two-toed sloth is calling Denver Zoo home. 
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ASPEN THE DOG JOINS DENVER ZOO’S WILDLIFE SHOW

8-month-old terrier mix arrives from Foothills Animal Shelter

July 17, 2015
Denver Zoo’s Wildlife Show has a new star, an 8-month-old terrier mix named Aspen. The energetic, female puppy was cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, CO and was recently adopted by the Zoo. 
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DENVER ZOO OPENS “BE A ZOOKEEPER ZONE”

New area to teach young visitors and parents about zookeepers and explore science of animal care

July 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to announce the opening of its “Be a Zookeeper Zone,” an interactive activity area that will allow children ages 2 – 10, and their adults, a chance to learn about zookeepers and explore the science of animal care.  
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DENVER ZOO PRESENTS 2015 CRYSTAL LION AWARD TO SCOTT AND KATIE SCHOELZEL

Second Annual Award Honors Couple for Unwavering Support and Leadership 

July 10, 2015
Denver Zoo presented its highest honor, the Crystal Lion Award, to Katie and Scott Schoelzel at a ceremony last night, July 9, at the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, recognizing the couple’s outstanding commitment, generosity and leadership. 
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF KOMODO DRAGON “CASTOR”

July 9, 2015
Denver Zoo is saddened to announce the death of “Castor,” a 21-year-old male Komodo dragon. Castor had exhibited a slow decline in the mobility of his back legs for the last six years, due to arthritis. Zoo staff provided Castor outstanding care through a variety of methods, including a treatment plan of physical therapy, pain medication and even acupuncture. 
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ADORABLE SEA LION PUP BORN AT DENVER ZOO

Guests can see the two-week-old male in Northern Shores

June 22, 2015
Denver Zoo is offering 100 free tickets to Do At The Zoo, beginning tomorrow at the Zoo’s Boettcher Welcome Center. Teachers just need to show their work There’s a new set of flippers making their way around Denver Zoo as staff celebrates the birth of a new California sea lion pup. The unnamed male was born on the evening of June 11 and is the first of its species born at Denver Zoo since 2010. Visitors can now see him explore the seal pool, in the southern area of the Zoo’s Northern Shores exhibit, with his mother.
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DENVER ZOO GIVES AWAY TICKETS TO DO AT THE ZOO TO TEACHERS

Event to Support Education Initiatives, While Giving Back to Teachers

June 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is offering 100 free tickets to Do At The Zoo, beginning tomorrow at the Zoo’s Boettcher Welcome Center. Teachers just need to show their work identification to get their ticket beginning at 9 a.m. June 17. But hurry, only 100 tickets are available. Follow the Zoo’s Facebook and Twitter page for updates on the giveaway.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES NEW TWO-YEAR-OLD OKAPI

Female Almasi can now be seen in yard near Toyota Elephant Passage

June 5, 2015
Denver Zoo is excited to welcome a new, female okapi (oh-KAW-pee) to its herd. Two-year-old Almasi (all-MAH-see), arrived from the Dallas Zoo in late April and has just cleared her mandatory, month-long quarantine. Visitors can see her now exploring her new yard, located just outside of Toyota Elephant Passage.
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THREE ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTERS BORN AT DENVER ZOO

Week-old pups will remain behind the scenes as they develop

June 5, 2015
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of three adorable, Asian small-clawed otters on May 29. The unnamed pups, whose genders are unknown, are currently behind the scenes of the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit under the excellent care of their parents, Asha (AH-shah) and Bugsy. 
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DENVER ZOO OFFERS SUMMER OF FUN BEGINNING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Be a Zookeeper Zone, Giraffe Encounter, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks and Animal Adventures await guests 

May 21, 2015
Denver Zoo has a summer packed full of fun ways for visitors to connect with animals, both of the real and toy brick variety. The season includes the debut of a new way to interact with giraffes, the opening of a special area for visitors to learn about zookeepers and an exhibit made of LEGO® brick sculptures. 
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF “BERTIE” THE HIPPOPOTAMUS, OLDEST HIPPO IN NORTH AMERICA

Hippo was Zoo’s longest resident and oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos

May 4, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Bertie,” a 58-year-old male hippopotamus. In addition to being the Zoo’s longest resident, Bert, as he was affectionately known, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. 
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DENVER ZOO’S SECOND RARE STELLER’S SEA EAGLE CHICK NOW VIEWABLE

Chick’s birth marks rare occasion for U.S. zoos

April 30, 2015
Denver Zoo’s second-ever, successfully-reared Steller’s sea eagle chick was given its first physical exam this week. The unnamed chick, with a still unknown gender, hatched on March 10. It is currently still in its nest just outside of Bird World, presented by Frontier Airlines, where it is being cared by both of its parents. Visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of it now.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES NEW RED PANDA

Male Hamlet ventures onto exhibit after arriving from Kansas

April 23, 2015
A new red panda is calling Denver Zoo home after recently making its way from Garden City, KS. Hamlet, a 1-year-old male, arrived from Lee Richardson Zoo on February 14 and has now come out from behind the scenes. Weather permitting, guests can see him in his habitat, located on the southeastern side of campus, near the Zoo’s camels and Przewalski's horses.
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DO AT THE ZOO TO FEATURE ECLECTIC MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Fabulous Boogienauts, Steve Manshel, Megan Burtt and more to perform at Denver Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser

April 22, 2015
A variety of locally-renowned artists and musical groups will hit the stage at Denver Zoo’s 26th annual Do At The Zoo gala on June 18, including The Fabulous Boogienauts, Megan Burtt & the Cure for Love, Steve Manshel, Matt Spinks Trio and Soul Sacrifice: A Tribute to Santana. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Denver’s favorite summer party and Denver Zoo’s largest fundraiser will feature live entertainment for guests of all musical tastes. All proceeds from this event will support the Zoo’s education initiatives.
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DENVER ZOO’S BENSON PREDATOR RIDGE NOMINATED FOR BEST ZOO EXHIBIT

Zoo asks for public’s voting support for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

April 22, 2015
Denver Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit has been nominated for “Best Zoo Exhibit” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and the Zoo is asking for the public’s vote. After consulting with zoo experts, the newspaper nominated 20 zoo exhibits to win the honor and Denver Zoo’s popular and dynamic home for lions, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs is a finalist. 
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TOYOTA SPONSORS DENVER ZOO’S NEW GIRAFFE ENCOUNTER

Giraffe Encounter, Made Possible By Toyota, will allow public to bond with Zoo’s giraffes daily

April 16, 2015
Denver Zoo announces an addition to its partnership with The Denver Toyota Dealers Association, a multi-year sponsorship of the Zoo’s upcoming feature, “Giraffe Encounter.” Your six Hometown Toyota Stores will support the project, a platform for guests to feed the Zoo’s reticulated giraffes in their exhibit on a daily basis.
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MIKE LONG AND DICK MONFORT TO CO-CHAIR DENVER ZOO’S DO AT THE ZOO GALA

Long and Monfort will preside over Zoo’s largest fundraiser to support education

April 9, 2015
“I’m so pleased to have business and community leaders Mike Long and Dick Monfort working with us to support children’s education as Co-Chairs of the 2015 Do At The Zoo gala, set for Thursday, June 18,” says CEO and President of Denver Zoo, Shannon Block. “Proceeds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the Zoo’s education programs.”
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DENVER ZOO MOURNS LOSS OF LION “BABY”

Staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion 

March 30, 2015
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Baby,” a 17-year-old female South African lion. She was the last surviving member of the first pride to live in the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit. After she displayed a decline in health due to numerous age-related issues, staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion on the morning of March 29.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES SECOND TAMANDUA BIRTH

New arrival “Salvador” may be seen by visitors as a member of Zoo’s Education collection

March 26, 2015
Denver Zoo is celebrating its second-ever birth of a southern tamandua, a species of anteater. The new arrival, a male named Salvador, was born on March 12. Salvador is currently bonding with his mother, Rio, behind the scenes at the Zoo’s Gates Animal Housing Center.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES TWO NEW AFRICAN WILD DOGS

Visitors can see new brothers at Benson Predator Ridge now, weather permitting

March 19, 2015
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome two new, male African wild dogs. Jesse and Taco, 4-year-old brothers, just arrived from the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina, KS. Zookeepers say the brothers are settling in well and visitors can see them now as they explore their new home at the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit, weather permitting.
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LOUIS CLINTON III ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF DENVER ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION

Foundation also Elects Five New Trustees to Prestigious Denver Board

March 16, 2015
Louis L. Clinton III was elected to serve as Chair of the Denver Zoological Foundation Board of Trustees at a recent meeting.
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DENVER ZOO IS FIRST ZOO IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE TO EARN PRESTIGIOUS HEALTH AND SAFETY CERTIFICATION

Denver Zoo is only fourth zoo in the world to achieve both ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certifications

March 11, 2015
Denver Zoo is now one of only four zoological institutions in the world, and the first in the western hemisphere, to achieve the highest international distinction for its environmental, health and safety management systems. 
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DENVER ZOO SHOWS LOVE WITH BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ADMISSION FEBRUARY 14-16

To receive deal, visitors must say, “I Love Denver Zoo” at main gate

February 12, 2015
The Zoo is better with two! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Denver Zoo invites guests to bring someone they love, or maybe just someone they can spend a day with, to the Zoo any day from February 14-16 and receive buy one, get one free admission. 
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES ADULT MALE ORANGUTAN “BERNAS”

Visitors can see him in Primate Panorama now

January 16, 2015
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome the arrival of a 12-year-old, male Sumatran orangutan, named Bernas (burr-NAHSS). He just arrived from Zoo Atlanta on January 13 under recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals.
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CAST YOUR VOTE TO NAME DENVER ZOO’S BABY ZEBRA

Voting begins January 12 on Facebook

January 12, 2015
Denver Zoo is asking for the public’s help in naming its new Grevy’s zebra foal on its Facebook page. Those who vote by January 18 will automatically be entered to win a behind-the-scenes tour of his or her choice. 
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