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Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $17
Ages 65+: $14
Ages 3-11: $12
2 and Under: Free
2016 Free Days: 11/4, 11/7, 11/17
New lioness to join Sango and Sabi in young pride
Denver Zoo has welcomed a new, female African lion to join its young lion pride. Neliah (Ne-LIE-uh), a 2-year-old lioness arrived on September 26 from Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo and has just cleared her mandatory, month-long quarantine. Guests may see Neliah now as she begins to gradually explore the Zoo’s Benson Predator Ridge exhibit and gets to know the Zoo’s other 2-year-old lions, male Sango and female Sabi.
Online Art Auction to Raise Funds for Denver Zoo Beginning Nov. 7!
Primate Homecoming Party for Tinga the Gorilla Nov. 2 Brought to You By Frontier Airlines
Zoo offers online discount for guests to avoid long lines
Light up your holiday with a wild 24th annual Zoo Lights celebration at Denver Zoo. Presented by Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores, the holiday tradition will run nightly from December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015, from 5:30-9 p.m. Denver Zoo is also offering an online discount for the first time to help guests avoid long lines.
Zoo prepares for “Squish the Squash” event on October 18
Denver Zoo visitors can take their picture with an elephantine-sized pumpkin at this weekend’s Fall Festival, on October 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A week later, on Saturday, October 18, the 400-pound pumpkin will be pulverized by one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants in a Zoo Halloween season tradition, the “Squish the Squash” demonstration.
Denver Zoo’s Director of Safety and Sustainability Jennifer Hale and Zookeeper Sue Peters will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Canada, in early October for a week-long Climate Alliance training sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), a conservation group. The PBI Climate Alliance program brings together key staff members at organizations that are leading the effort in their communities to reduce CO2. Denver Zoo, which is part of PBI’s network of Arctic Ambassador Centers, selected Hale and Peters based on their past outreach and community involvement. They will join fourteen other zoo professionals from across the U.S., Canada, Austria, and Denmark.
Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Significant Achievement in Education Award for its Toyota Elephant Passage Education Program. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design, judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success. Representatives from Denver Zoo accepted the honor at AZA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
Denver Zoo’s three spotted hyena cubs can now be seen by visitors inside the Pahali Mwana yard within the Zoo’s Predator Ridge exhibit. The trio, made up of females Nia (NEE-yah) and Tavi (TAH-vee), and male Kelele (keh-LAY-lay), just cleared their mandatory quarantine period after arriving from other locations a month ago. They are all doing great and visitors can see them now daily from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.