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Baby “Whimsie Adepa” is fifth-ever birth of species at Denver Zoo and first in 11 years

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. She is the first birth of her species at the Zoo in 11 years and the fifth ever in the Zoo’s history. The second part of her name, Adepa, translates to “good thing” in the Akan (AH-khan) language of Ghana. Guests can see her now at the Zoo’s Great Apes building.

Denver Zoo hires local community leader to manage Public Affairs

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. Most recently, she served as the founder and President of Ward & Associates; and President and CEO of Colorado Concern. 

Male, 22-year-old Pachyderm Arrives from Oklahoma City Zoo

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. Short for Rudisha (Rew-DEE-shah), Rudy will reside in the Zoo’s pachyderm building, across from hippopotamus Mahali. This building will be closed temporarily while Rudy becomes accustomed to his new surroundings and clears a mandatory quarantine period. Denver Zoo will announce when guests may visit Rudy in his new home soon.

The Edge and Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea, Will Bring New Exciting Opportunities for Guests

Denver Zoo brings a 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.

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. The median life span of Sumatran orangutans in zoos is 28.2 years.

Campers will travel the world without leaving Denver!

Arrival continues Zoo’s conservation efforts for neglected species

Zoo also announces winning names of SCFD contest

Guests can see the mother and newborn, weather permitting

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

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. They’ve spent the last few months behind the scenes getting acclimated to their new surroundings, but visitors can see them now as they explore the seal pool in the Zoo’s Northern Shores exhibit, weather permitting.


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