New arrival “Salvador” may be seen by visitors as a member of Zoo’s Education collection
March 26, 2014
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.
Visitors can see new brothers at Benson Predator Ridge now, weather permitting
March 19, 2014
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.
Foundation also Elects Five New Trustees to Prestigious Denver Board
March 16, 2014
Louis L. Clinton III was elected to serve as Chair of the Denver Zoological Foundation Board of Trustees at a recent meeting.
Denver Zoo is only fourth zoo in the world to achieve both ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certifications
March 11, 2014
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.
To receive deal, visitors must say, “I Love Denver Zoo” at main gate
February 12, 2014
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.
Visitors can see him in Primate Panorama now
January 16, 2014
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.
Voting begins January 12 on Facebook
January 12, 2014
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.
Dr. Richard Reading and Ganchimeg Wingard receive top awards for contributions to conservation and research
December 18, 2014
Two Denver Zoo conservation biologists received top awards from the Mongolian government in late November to recognize their work in contributions to the body, and advancement of, science in the country.
Molimo can now be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage
December 11, 2014
Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce that the size of its okapi (Oh-COP-ee) herd is a little bigger with the arrival of two-year-old, Molimo (Mo-LEE-mo), who came from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in late October. Molimo has just cleared his mandatory, month-long quarantine and can be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage.
Denver Zoo partners with Nuggets to give back to the community
November 21, 2014
As leaders in the Denver community, the Denver Nuggets and Denver Zoo organizations teamed up in an effort to say thank you to supporters of the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Guests may visit Jilin at his exhibit in Toyota Elephant Passage
November 14, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an adorable, Asian small-clawed otter on August 26. Male Jilin (Jee-Lin) has been under the care of mother, Asha, and father, Bugsy. Guests can soon visit the family in the El Pomar Foundation Village Hall in Toyota Elephant Passage as the pup begins to get comfortable with his exhibit. Zookeepers are giving the young pup the choice to stay behind the scenes or venture onto public view.
New lioness to join Sango and Sabi in young pride
November 6, 2014
Denver Zoo has welcomed a new, female African lion to join its young lion pride. Neliah (Ne-LIE-uh), a 2-year-old lioness arrived on September 26 from Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo and has just cleared her mandatory, month-long quarantine. Guests may see Neliah now as she begins to gradually explore the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit and gets to know the Zoo’s other 2-year-old lions, male Sango and female Sabi.
Online Art Auction to Raise Funds for Denver Zoo Beginning Nov. 7!
November 5, 2014
Dolly the elephant, sported her best Dali impression with her latest work, “The Mask,” commissioned this year for Denver Arts Week. More than 10 animals supported the effort to create works for Denver Arts Week, the famous weeklong celebration created by Visit Denver to showcase Denver’s robust art scene.
Primate Homecoming Party for Tinga the Gorilla Nov. 2 Brought to You By Frontier Airlines
October 23, 2014
On November 2, Denver Zoo will go to the apes, as we host a welcome home party, brought to you by Frontier Airlines, for Tinga the gorilla. More than 1,200 gorilla supporters participating in the Denver Gorilla Run will join the festivities which includes enrichment for the primates, interactive education stations and a gorilla keeper talk at 2 p.m.
Zoo prepares for “Squish the Squash” event on October 18
October 9, 2014
Denver Zoo visitors can take their picture with an elephantine-sized pumpkin at this weekend’s Fall Festival, on October 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A week later, on Saturday, October 18, the 400-pound pumpkin will be pulverized by one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants in a Zoo Halloween season tradition, the “Squish the Squash” demonstration.
Zoo offers online discount for guests to avoid long lines
October 8, 2014
Light up your holiday with a wild 24th annual Zoo Lights celebration at Denver Zoo. Presented by Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores, the holiday tradition will run nightly from December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015, from 5:30-9 p.m. Denver Zoo is also offering an online discount for the first time to help guests avoid long lines.