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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.