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A new male red panda has arrived at Denver Zoo as a suitable mate for the zoo's lone female, Daisy. Chewbacca, a 6-year-old, comes from the Detroit Zoo to continue Denver Zoo's successful conservation of the species. He spent the holidays behind-the-scenes, but now visitors can see him exploring his outdoor habitat.
Kimbo, a 42-year-old, female Asian elephant from Fort Worth Zoo arrived safely at Denver Zoo last night and is getting acquainted with her new state-of-the-art indoor quarters inside Toyota Elephant Passage. She is the first new female elephant to move into the exhibit and will eventually join longtime resident elephant Dolly as a herd mate. Weather permitting; guests will be able to see Kimbo in late January after she clears a mandatory month-long quarantine process.
The pitter patter of little paws can be heard at Denver Zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit with the arrival of three lion cubs from the Royal Family of Qatar. The trio, made up of males, Tsavo and Enzi, and female, Sabi, were born June 24, 2012 and will likely only live at Denver Zoo temporarily until permanent homes are determined. Weather permitting; visitors can see the triplet cubs in Predator Ridge during the next few months of their temporary stay.
Guests of Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights, Presented By Your Neighborhood Toyota Stores, will experience the event in a whole new light this year. In addition to featuring a brand new layout, the 22nd annual celebration, running nightly November 30, 2012-January 2, 2013, from 5:30-9 p.m., will celebrate cultural traditions, introduce a special train ride and illuminate the zoo's newest exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, with lanterns.
"Gidget," a 27-year-old California sea lion and beloved star of the zoo's sea lion show passed away on October 31. The elderly sea lion was having great difficulty moving and was refusing food and medication. Having lost her quality of life, Gidget was humanely euthanized.
"Gidget was a very charismatic animal that charmed millions of guests over the years at our sea lion show. She loved working with her keepers and awing guests with her swimming and agility. We are deeply saddened by this loss. She was adored by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper.
22nd Annual Event Will Showcase Many Activities for Everyone
Light up your holiday with a wild 22nd annual Zoo Lights celebration at Denver Zoo. The holiday tradition will run nightly from November 30, 2012-January 2, 2012, from 5:30-9 p.m.
More than 150 animated animal sculptures will swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places that are least expected at this year's Zoo Lights celebration. Zoo Lights features more than 40 acres of brilliantly illuminated lights and give children the chance to visit Santa Claus.
Mimi, a beloved, female Asian elephant at Denver Zoo passed away October 9. Zookeepers had been offering her hospice care recently as she had displayed a natural decline in health over the past few months due to her advanced age. Born in India, Mimi's birth date is not known. However, at the time of her passing she was believed to be at least 53 years old, making her the seventh oldest elephant in a North American zoo.
Denver Zoo offers a weekend of spook-tacular events at its family friendly Boo At The Zoo After Dark on the evening of October 26 and Boo At The Zoo during the daytime October 27 and 28, presented by your Neighborhood Toyota Stores. Guests of the events will not only enjoy trick-or-treat stations and family-friendly entertainment, but will also learn why it's important to save the planet's more endangered species through the story of "Yesterday's Zoo."
Denver Zoo female Asian elephant Mimi has experienced a natural decline in health over the past few months due to her advanced age. Born in India, Mimi's birth date is not known. However she is believed to be at least 53 years old, making her one the oldest elephants in North American zoos. After long deliberations and careful consideration, zoo staff is offering her hospice care, where they will focus on providing her comfort and allow her to choose how she spends her remaining days.