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Staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion 

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.

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

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 won’t be able to see him on exhibit, but he may meet them as a member of the Zoo’s Education collection, which provides opportunities for up-close animal encounters in programs like outreach visits, zoo classes, and VIP tours.

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

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

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

 

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

Visitors can see him in Primate Panorama now

Denver, CO – 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.

Visitors can see him now exploring his new home in the Great Apes building in the Zoo’s Primate Panorama.

Voting begins January 12 on Facebook

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. Traditionally, zookeepers have chosen mountain-themed names for this zebra family and are asking voters to choose from one of the following: Evan, Lincoln or Denali. 

Dr. Richard Reading and Ganchimeg Wingard receive top awards for contributions to conservation and research

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. Vice President for Conservation Biology Dr. Richard Reading received two and Mongolia Program Director Ganchimeg Wingard received one, primarily for their efforts at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve.

Molimo can now be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage

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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