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Visitors can see him in Primate Panorama now

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.

Voting begins January 12 on Facebook

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. 

Dr. Richard Reading and Ganchimeg Wingard receive top awards for contributions to conservation and research

Two Denver Zoo conservation biologists received top awards from the Mongolian government in late November to recognize their work in contributions to the body, and advancement of, science in the country. Vice President for Conservation Biology Dr. Richard Reading received two and Mongolia Program Director Ganchimeg Wingard received one, primarily for their efforts at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve.

Molimo can now be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage

Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce that the size of its okapi (Oh-COP-ee) herd is a little bigger with the arrival of two-year-old, Molimo (Mo-LEE-mo), who came from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in late October. Molimo has just cleared his mandatory, month-long quarantine and can be seen on exhibit near Toyota Elephant Passage.

Denver Zoo partners with Nuggets to give back to the community

As leaders in the Denver community, the Denver Nuggets and Denver Zoo organizations teamed up in an effort to say thank you to supporters of the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Thursday, November 20 was a free day at the Zoo – made possibly by SCFD support – and Zoo guests were selected at random for a surprise, behind-the-scenes tour accompanied by players from the Nuggets, including JaVale McGee, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and Jusuf Nurkic. 

Guests may visit Jilin at his exhibit in Toyota Elephant Passage

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.


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