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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.
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.
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.