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Zoo Staff Provided Rescue Breaths to Calf to Assist Difficult Birth

Asian Elephant was Adored by Generations of Zoo Guests for More Than Half Century

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. 

One Night and Two Daytime Halloween Events at the 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."

Mimi is One of Oldest Elephants in North American Zoos

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. 

Local Suds Safari on September 7 is Expected to Sell Out Again

Buy your tickets now to join Denver Zoo's suds safari, Brew At The Zoo, presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, before it sells out. This popular brew celebration, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 7, will feature more than 40 of Colorado's finest breweries, food samples from nearly 20 of Denver's best restaurants, music and dancing. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo, now in its 15th year, support the Red Apple Fund for Lifelong Learning, a scholarship fund of Denver Zoo.

Smallest Equid Species is Brand New to Zoo

Denver Zoo visitors can enjoy seeing a brand new species to the zoo, Somali wild asses. Two males named Kalifa and Kamowa, just arrived from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The two half-brothers share the same father. Kalifa, the oldest brother, was born in San Diego in July 2008. Kamowa followed in February 2009. Visitors can see them in their yard now across from Toyota Elephant Passage.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Recognized for Green Efforts 

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery got a big polar bear "paws up" for being green this morning. Denver Zoo, in cooperation with City and County of Denver-Department of Environmental Health and Polar Bears International, presented the restaurant with the 2012 Paw of Approval Award. The award honors businesses in their communities that are taking exceptional strides to reduce their carbon output, which helps conserve worldwide polar bear habitat.

Dana Murphy to Serve as Zoo's Vice President for Education & Volunteer Services

Denver Zoo is pleased to announce the hiring of Dana Murphy as the new Vice President for Education & Volunteer Services. Murphy joins the zoo with more than 25 years experience in the field of science education, with a focus on conservation education.

"Dana has a keen understanding of teens, youth development and educational programming for all ages," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper. "We are thrilled she has joined our team and look forward to her implementation of exciting, diverse educational programs for both children and adults." 

Visitors Can Now See Spotted Pair in Cheetah Yard 

A couple of spotted siblings are surveying their new home at Denver Zoo. Cheetah brothers Marvin and Mojo just arrived from The Wilds, a wildlife conservation center near Zanesville, Ohio. Nearly full grown, they were born at The Wilds in October 2010. Visitors can see the pair prowling their yard now.

Cub is First Birth in 16 Years 

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered, Amur (ah-Moor) leopard cub, which was born April 25. The young male, named Makar (Mah-car), is the first birth of his species at Denver Zoo since 1996. Until now, Makar has been behind-the-scenes with his mother. He just received a clean bill of health from zoo veterinarians and guests can see him now inside the zoo's Feline Building.

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