Open every day of the year
Winter Hours (Nov 2 – February 28)
Admissions Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grounds close at 5 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $13
Ages 65+: $11
Ages 3-11: $9
2 and Under: Free
2016 Free Days: 2/18, 11/4, 11/7, 11/17
Giraffe Encounter, Made Possible By Toyota, will allow public to bond with Zoo’s giraffes daily
Long and Monfort will preside over Zoo’s largest fundraiser to support education
“I’m so pleased to have business and community leaders Mike Long and Dick Monfort working with us to support children’s education as Co-Chairs of the 2015 Do At The Zoo gala, set for Thursday, June 18,” says CEO and President of Denver Zoo, Shannon Block. “Proceeds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the Zoo’s education programs.”
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, 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.
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.