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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.
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.
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. Having lost his quality of life, staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the rhino the morning of September 16 at Denver Zoo. The median life expectancy for black rhinoceroses living in North American zoos is 17.8 years.
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. The cubs, a male and a female, were born on the morning of Thursday, September 10 to lioness Neliah, and are currently with their mother behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit. Zookeepers are monitoring the family via a closed circuit camera and giving them space during this critical bonding period. They will remain off exhibit during this time.
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. The Zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams had been treating Rajah for a variety of age-related issues for several years. After witnessing a significant decline in his condition over the last few weeks, they made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the elderly lion on the morning of Tuesday, August 25. The median life span of lions in zoos is 16.8 years, while lions in the wild live about 15 years.
Award-winning traveling exhibit makes its Denver debut
Nights will feature family-friendly activities and first looks of Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® Bricks, Brought to you by The Goddard Schools
Charlotte Greenie becomes new mate for male sloth, Elliot
A new, female Linnaeus's (li-NEE-us) two-toed sloth is calling Denver Zoo home. Since arriving in early June from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio, 19-year-old “Charlotte Greenie” can now be seen by guests in the Aquatics Room of Bird World, Presented by Frontier Airlines, where she is joined by her new mate, 24-year-old Elliot. This animal is sure to delight guests with her laid back attitude.
8-month-old terrier mix arrives from Foothills Animal Shelter