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By Jessi Leckrone, Denver Zoo Bird Keeper

Denver Zoo zookeepers welcomed the hatching of a hooded crane chick on June 12, thanks to help from the International Crane Foundation.

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RABIES FOUND IN WILD BAT AT DENVER ZOO

Anyone having direct contact with bats should contact their medical provider for advice

August 7, 2014
A wild bat, not part of Denver Zoo’s collection, found at the zoo’s primate exhibit Aug. 2, has tested positive for rabies. A zoo staff member safely captured the oddly behaving bat and took it to the zoo’s veterinary hospital. The sick bat was humanely euthanized and sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for rabies testing.
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DENVER ZOO BABY TAPIR CAN NOW BE SEEN BY GUESTS! 

Calf Ventures into Outdoor Yards of Toyota Elephant Passage

June 6, 2014
Denver Zoo’s new baby tapir Baku (BAH-koo) has begun venturing into his outdoor space at Toyota Elephant Passage. The endangered month-old calf can be seen with his mother usually in the mornings, weather permitting. Although the youngster kept close to mom on his first day out June 5, he did venture into the water for a quick swim on this beautiful summer day.
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DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES BIRTH OF MANED WOLF PUPS

Pups may be visible as mother carries them from den to den

May 23, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of three maned wolf pups, which were born on May 1. The unnamed triplets, made up of two males and one female, were born to mother, Adrianna, and father, Inigo, and are the first of their species to be born at the Zoo since 2009.
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DENVER ZOO SUMMER ACTIVITIES KICK-OFF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

CONNECT, EXPLORE AND PLAY THIS SUMMER AT THE ZOO

May 22, 2014
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off an exciting summer season at Denver Zoo including special activities, shows and demonstrations from May 24 through September 1.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES NEW CLOUDED LEOPARD CUB FROM SMITHSONIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE

CUB ARRIVES VIA FRONTIER AIRLINES TO ACCLIMATE WITH DENVER ZOO CUBS IN SUPPORT OF CONSERVATION

May 19, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of a new, female clouded leopard cub this weekend to encourage successful breeding later in life. The unnamed cub was born on April 10 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), a veterinary and reproductive research center headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia. She arrived at Denver Zoo on Saturday, May 17 on a Frontier Airlines flight, accompanied by a Denver Zoo keeper and staff member.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES SECOND-EVER ENDANGERED MALAYAN TAPIR BIRTH

CALF TO REMAIN BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HIS MOTHER UNTIL HE IS A LITTLE OLDER

May 7, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan tapir calf. The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29, and is only the second birth of his species at the zoo. Baku will remain behind the scenes in Toyota Elephant Passage while being cared for by his mother until they are comfortable enough to venture outdoors. Until then, visitors can see live, closed-circuit video of Baku on monitors inside Toyota Elephant Passage.
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DENVER ZOO AWARDED $75,000 CHALLENGE GRANT FOR 25TH DO AT THE ZOO EVENT

Every Event Ticket Will Be Matched By The Salah Foundation to Support Conservation Education Initiatives

May 6, 2014
Denver Zoo has been awarded a challenge grant by The Salah Foundation for up to $75,000 in connection with its 25th annual Do At The Zoo event on June 19, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Now through June 1, for every Do At The Zoo ticket purchased, The Salah Foundation will make a donation in the same amount, up to $75,000 total, in support of the Zoo’s conservation education initiatives.
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DENVER ZOO CLOUDED LEOPARD CUBS MEET THE PUBLIC

Visitors can see the cubs now from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily

April 23, 2014
Denver Zoo’s two newborn clouded leopard cubs can now be seen by visitors inside the El Pomar Foundation Village Hall within the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit. The male and female cubs, Pi and Rhu, were born on March 14.
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DENVER ZOO FIRST TIME RARE STELLER’S SEA EAGLE HATCHLING NOW VIEWABLE

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

April 2, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome the first Steller’s sea eagle chick to be successfully reared at the Zoo. The unnamed chick, whose gender is still not known, hatched on March 4. The chick is currently nesting with and being brooded by its mother in Bird World, presented by Frontier Airlines.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES FIRST CLOUDED LEOPARD CUB BIRTHS

Zookeepers will hand raise the twin cubs due to mother’s inexperience

March 27, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of two clouded leopard cubs which were born March 14, the first births of their species at the Zoo.  The unnamed cubs, a male and a female, are doing well now after zookeepers began steps to hand-raise them. 
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DENVER ZOO STAFF’S ASSISTANCE SAVES NEWBORN TAMANDUA’S LIFE

Staff Cares For Infant Tamandua As Mother Learns Proper Maternal Behaviors 

March 20, 2014
A newborn tamandua baby is alive and doing well at Denver Zoo thanks to the dedication of zookeepers and veterinarians that are caring for the infant around the clock. On March 7, Southern tamandua Rio gave birth to her first offspring, believed to be female, whom keepers have named Cayenne. 
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES TWO NEW AFRICAN WILD DOGS

Visitors Can See New Inhabitants Of Predator Ridge Now, Weather Permitting

March 6, 2014
Denver Zoo visitors will notice a couple of new African wild dogs in its Predator Ridge exhibit. The two young sisters, Tilly and Cheza (CHEH-zah) are now exploring the exhibit’s maternity yard after arriving from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo. Zookeepers say they are settling in well and doing great. Visitors can see them now, weather permitting.
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DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY, FEBRUARY 27

Polar bears to receive special ice sculpture snack as guests learn how to save their species

February 27, 2014
Denver Zoo visitors are invited to celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Zoo on Thursday, February 27 and find out how they can help save polar bears in the wild. Held in partnership with Polar Bears International (PBI), the day will allow guests to watch polar bears Lee and Cranbeary enjoy a special ice sculpture treat and learn from zookeepers and volunteers about the challenges polar bears face and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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RARE OKAPI CALF ONLY SIXTH BIRTH OF SPECIES AT DENVER ZOO

Calf will remain behind the scenes as he becomes more self-sufficient

February 21, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee). The male calf, named Jabari (Jah-bar-ee), was born to mother, Kalispell (Kal-lis-pell), and father, Sekele (seh-Kee-lee), on February 3, and is only the sixth birth of his species at the zoo. Jabari will remain behind the scenes for a short while longer, but visitors will soon be able to see the youngster as he grows and becomes more self-sufficient.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES FIRST TAWNY FROGMOUTH HATCHLING

Chick is believed to be the first of its species to successfully hatch at Denver Zoo

February 13, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to welcome what is believed to be the first tawny frogmouth chick to be successfully reared at the zoo. The chick, named Kermit, whose gender is still not known, arrived on January 27. Guests may be lucky and catch a glimpse of the new chick in its home of Bird World, presented by FlyFrontier.com, as it grows and becomes visible as it is brooded by its parents. Zookeepers monitor the chick's weight closely each morning and supplementally feed it as needed.
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DENVER ZOO AND WOODLAND PARK ZOO MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER FOR SUPERBOWL SUNDAY 

"Hurry! Hurry!" Don't Miss Denver Zoo's ½ Off Admission for Fans Wearing Orange through Feb. 1

January 30, 2014
Woodland Park Zoo and Denver Zoo have agreed to a friendly wager as a show of support for their home teams playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2. Should the Broncos bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy after Sunday's win, a curator from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle will hand deliver a case of Washington apples to Denver Zoo's Przewalski's horses (P-horse) and spend a day working with the horses and elephants wearing a Bronco jersey.
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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER MEREDITH COORS TO SERVE AS DENVER ZOO'S DO AT THE ZOO GALA CHAIR 

Coors Will Preside Over 25th Anniversary of Zoo's Largest Fundraiser

January 24, 2014
Community volunteer Meredith Coors is providing leadership as Chair of the 2014 Do At The Zoo gala, set for June 19. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, this year the event commemorates its silver anniversary. Guests of the zoo's largest fundraiser and Denver's favorite summer party will support the zoo's general operations and celebrate 25 years of success and improvements. 
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DENVER ZOO MALAYAN TAPIR EXPECTING HER SECOND BIRTH

Zoo veterinarians expect early summer arrival

January 23, 2014
Denver Zoo Malayan tapir Rinny is pregnant and receiving great care from animal and veterinary staff. Zookeepers believe the calf will be born around June after tracking when Rinny and her mate, Benny, were observed breeding. This will not only be the second calf for Rinny, but her species at the zoo as well.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES BIRTH OF EXTREMELY ENDANGERED AMUR LEOPARD CUB "SOCHI"

Cub's arrival marks 25 years of Amur Leopards, World's Most Endangered Cat at Denver Zoo

January 16, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to celebrate the birth of a critically endangered Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub named Sochi, born December 3, 2013. The young male, named for the Russian city hosting this year's winter Olympics, is the tenth birth of his species at Denver Zoo since Amur leopards arrived in 1989, about 25 years ago. After spending time bonding with his mother, Dazma (Dazz-mah), Sochi can now be spotted by zoo guests inside the zoo's Feline Building.
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DENVER ZOO SUMMER SAFARI REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 28

Wild Summer Camp Explores Animals All Around the World

January 16, 2014
It's time to mark your calendars. Registration for Denver Zoo's Summer Safari camp begins January 28! The wildest summer camp in town is a fun-filled educational experience for animal lovers from Pre-K through 8th grades. Campers participate in hands-on activities, zoo exploration, animal encounters and observations, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. Summer Safari camp runs for 10 individual weeks; Monday through Friday, with a new group of campers starting every Monday beginning June 2. To meet the registration challenges resulting from high demand, the zoo will be rolling out registration over the course of seven days beginning at 7 a.m. on January 28.
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DENVER ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION SELECTS SHANNON BLOCK AS NEW ZOO CEO 

Block Will Take the Helm of Colorado's Top Cultural Attraction As President/CEO in February

January 10, 2014
After a nationwide search, the Denver Zoological Foundation Board of Trustees has selected Shannon Block to become the next President/CEO of Denver Zoo. As the CEO of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, the largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care in Colorado, Block brings wide knowledge of strategic planning, business operations and revenue generation to the 117-year-old community jewel, Denver Zoo.
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DENVER ZOO OFFERS HALF-OFF ADMISSION  JAN. 12-FEB. 1 TO BRONCOS FANS SPORTING ORANGE 

Zoo Asks Fans to Pick Which Fanimal Type They Are Via Social Media

January 9, 2014
Denver Zoo will offer half off admission to Broncos fans wearing orange or their favorite Bronco wear on Sunday, January 12 through Sunday, February 1. Guests can enjoy the Zoo and the game with the Zoo opening at 10 a.m. and the game beginning at 2:40 p.m. 
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DENVER ZOO TAMANDUA RECEIVES TOP PRENATAL CARE

Regular ultrasounds indicate birth may happen in March

January 7, 2014
Denver Zoo's southern tamandua Rio is pregnant and receiving top prenatal care by animal and veterinary staff. The normally energetic anteater is taking it easy behind the scenes in the zoo's Gates Animal Housing center as zookeepers tend to her health. After Rio's latest ultrasound, veterinarians now believe she will give birth around March.
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