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Female Almasi can now be seen in yard near Toyota Elephant Passage

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.

Week-old pups will remain behind the scenes as they develop

Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of three adorable, Asian small-clawed otters on May 29. The unnamed pups, whose genders are unknown, are currently behind the scenes of the Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit under the excellent care of their parents, Asha (AH-shah) and Bugsy. Zookeepers are keeping a close eye on them through closed-circuit video in the family’s nesting box. They will remain there until the pups are old enough to return to explore their habitat.

Be a Zookeeper Zone, Giraffe Encounter, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks and Animal Adventures await guests 

The “vanishing” animals are part of a national effort to highlight the growing extinction crisisThe “vanishing” animals are part of a national effort to highlight the growing extinction crisisThe “vanishing” animals are part of a national effort to highlight the growing extinction crisis

Hippo was Zoo’s longest resident and oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos

Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Bertie,” a 58-year-old male hippopotamus. In addition to being the Zoo’s longest resident, Bert, as he was affectionately known, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. After witnessing a significant decline in his quality of life due to his advanced age, staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him on the morning of Monday, May 4 at Denver Zoo. Hippos live 30-40 years in the wild and usually up to about 50 years in zoos.

Chick’s birth marks rare occasion for U.S. zoos

Denver Zoo’s second-ever, successfully-reared Steller’s sea eagle chick was given its first physical exam this week. The unnamed chick, with a still unknown gender, hatched on March 10. It is currently still in its nest just outside of Bird World, presented by Frontier Airlines, where it is being cared by both of its parents. Visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of it now.

Male Hamlet ventures onto exhibit after arriving from Kansas

A new red panda is calling Denver Zoo home after recently making its way from Garden City, KS. Hamlet, a 1-year-old male, arrived from Lee Richardson Zoo on February 14 and has now come out from behind the scenes. Weather permitting, guests can see him in his habitat, located on the southeastern side of campus, near the Zoo’s camels and Przewalski's horses.

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