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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES ADULT MALE ORANGUTAN “BERNAS”

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.
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CAST YOUR VOTE TO NAME DENVER ZOO’S BABY ZEBRA

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. 
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DENVER ZOO CONSERVATION BIOLOGISTS HONORED BY MONGOLIAN GOVERNMENT

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. 
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES NEW TWO-YEAR-OLD OKAPI

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.
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DENVER NUGGETS PLAYERS SURPRISE ZOO GUESTS WITH SPECIAL TOUR

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).
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NEW ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTER PUP TO VENTURE ON EXHIBIT AT DENVER ZOO

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. 
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES LION NELIAH

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.
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DENVER ZOO ANIMAL ART TO BE AUCTIONED FOR VISIT DENVER’S ART WEEK

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.
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DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES GORILLA ARRIVAL NOV. 2 WITH WELCOME HOME PARTY!

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. 
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TAKE YOUR PHOTO WITH 400-POUND PUMPKIN AT DENVER ZOO’S FALL FESTIVAL

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.
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ZOO LIGHTS SPARKLES WITH HOLIDAY FUN AT DENVER ZOO

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.
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DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES HATCHING OF CHILEAN FLAMINGO CHICKS

Public can enter to win $500 flight voucher from Frontier Airlines in naming contest

October 3, 2014
Denver Zoo’s flamingo flock is a little bigger thanks to three new adorable Chilean flamingo chicks. The unnamed chicks hatched in August, but are now more visible in their home on the Zoo’s Flamingo Island, near Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines. Denver Zoo needs the public’s help naming the chicks, and will be asking for recommendations on its Facebook page. Every person who comments on the post will automatically be entered to win a $500 flight voucher from Frontier Airlines.
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DENVER ZOO STAFF TRAVELS TO SEE WILD POLAR BEARS AS PART OF POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL’S CLIMATE ALLIANCE TRAINING 

October 3, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of its very first fossa pup, born on July 28. The male pup, named Rico, has stayed behind the scenes for the last couple months under the watchful eye of his mother, Violet, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mom. Rico is now slowly gaining more mobility, though, and zookeepers just removed the boards in front of their indoor habitat. Guests may see him as he attempts to leave his nest box inside the Zoo’s Feline Building.
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DENVER ZOO WELCOMES FIRST EVER FOSSA BIRTH

GUESTS MAY SEE "RICO" AS HE TRIES TO EXPLORE INDOOR HABITAT

September 25, 2014
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of its very first fossa pup, born on July 28. The male pup, named Rico, has stayed behind the scenes for the last couple months under the watchful eye of his mother, Violet, who is proving to be an excellent first-time mom. Rico is now slowly gaining more mobility, though, and zookeepers just removed the boards in front of their indoor habitat. Guests may see him as he attempts to leave his nest box inside the Zoo’s Feline Building.
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DENVER ZOO WINS EDUCATION AWARD FROM ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS

AWARD RECOGNIZES TOYOTA ELEPHANT PASSAGE EDUCATION PROGRAM 

September 16, 2014
Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Significant Achievement in Education Award for its Toyota Elephant Passage Education Program. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design, judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success. Representatives from Denver Zoo accepted the honor at AZA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
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LABOR DAY IS LAST CHANCE FOR MANY TO SEE CLOUDED LEOPARD CUBS

Summer Programs Also Wrap Up Sept. 1 

August 28, 2014
Buy your tickets now to join Denver Zoo’s suds safari, Brew At The Zoo before it sells out. This popular brew celebration, taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 12, will feature more than 40 of Colorado’s finest breweries, food samples from more than 20 of Denver’s best restaurants as well as music and dancing. 
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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 WELCOMES THREE HYENA CUBS TO START NEW CLAN

Trio arrives via Frontier Airlines flights to promote healthy breeding of species

August 1, 2014
Denver Zoo welcomed the addition of three spotted hyena cubs this week from two locations for needed socialization and to promote healthy breeding for the species. Kelele (keh-LAY-lay), a male born on June 26, arrived from the Buffalo Zoo on July 31. 
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BEST BREWERIES FEATURED AT DENVER ZOO’S BREW AT THE ZOO

Local Suds Safari on September 12 is Expected to Sell Out Again

July 8, 2014
Buy your tickets now to join Denver Zoo’s suds safari, Brew At The Zoo before it sells out. This popular brew celebration, taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 12, will feature more than 40 of Colorado’s finest breweries, food samples from more than 20 of Denver’s best restaurants as well as music and dancing. 
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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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