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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.
Fabulous Boogienauts, Steve Manshel, Megan Burtt and more to perform at Denver Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser
Zoo asks for public’s voting support for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
Legislators recognize most popular cultural institution in state for impact on community
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.