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2 and Under: Free
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11/2, 11/13, 11/19
The Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon is pleased to announce that the 13.1 mile half marathon will run through Denver Zoo for the second year in a row. Denver Zoo has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Colfax Marathon, establishing the Colfax Half Marathon as the only race to run through the zoo. The half marathon sold out in 2013. The 2014 race will take place on Sunday, May 18.
Denver Zoo visitors will now notice a couple of new, young maned wolves in the Wolf Pack Woods exhibit. The two youngsters are now exploring the yard for the first time this weekend after arriving from other zoos. The energetic, red-haired pair is made up of male, Inigo, and female, Adrianna. Visitors can see them bounding about their area now, weather permitting.
Denver Zoo hopes that 11-year-old polar bear, Cranbeary may be expecting. But to be sure, staff sent a sample of her poop to an expert at predicting polar bear pregnancies – a beagle working with the Cincinnati Zoo.
Halloween came a day early for Denver Zoo lion cubs Sango and Sabi. The two cubs pounced on a pumpkin in the primary yard of the zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit. This was the first time many guests have seen Sango, a 1-year-old male who arrived from Lufkin, Texas' Ellen Trout Zoo in July. He spent the last few months behind-the-scenes clearing a mandatory quarantine period, growing accustom to his new surroundings and getting to know his new mate, Sabi. Visitors can now see them both in Predator Ridge, weather permitting.
A "lucky" cinereous vulture from Mongolia is now exploring her new yard at Denver Zoo. The young bird, named Aztai for the Mongolian word for "lucky," was rescued and brought to the United States after zoo conservation experts determined she would not be able to survive in the wild due to a damaged wing. Visitors can now see Aztai in her new home outside the old Pachyderm Building.
Denver Zoo guests may see some stumbling stripes in the Grevy's zebra yard. On the morning of August 19, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At just over a day old the unnamed foal, whose gender is still not known, is still trying to figure out how to use its long, wobbly legs and rarely ventures more than a few feet away from its mother, Crestone. Guests can see mom and foal with the entire herd in the yard now.
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of Natal, a female South African lion that would have been 16 next month. Natal was suffering from cancer and having lost her quality of life, zoo veterinarians humanely euthanized her the evening of July 22.
illy, a 5-year-old Asian elephant, has safely arrived at Denver Zoo and is getting acquainted with his new state of the art quarters. He arrived last night, June 23, after completing a flight from Amsterdam. The young bull, the third male elephant in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, will support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan with valuable genetics as he is unrelated to any elephants in the US.
Denver Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of "Rian," a 15-year-old male South African lion. Rian had recently been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for an aggressive cancer originating in his spleen. Veterinarians had hoped the treatment would extend and improve his quality of life while providing valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats. Unfortunately, on the morning of Wednesday, June 19, zookeepers noticed that his quality of life had decreased to the point that they decided to humanely euthanize him.
An elderly Denver Zoo lion is undergoing cancer treatment in a manner never before attempted. Rian, a 15-year-old South African lion, underwent surgery and is receiving chemotherapy for an aggressive cancer originating in his spleen. Veterinarians hope the treatment will extend and improve his quality of life while providing valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats.