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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.

68,450 Households are Members of Denver Zoo 

Denver Zoo has reached an all-time high of 68,450 member households, which translates into approximately 239,575 individuals, an all-time high in the zoo's 116-year history. This breaks the record membership set in 2010 of 64,040 member households. 

"It is very special for us to share the Denver Zoo experience with as many people as possible," says Director of Membership and Annual Fund Bill Tortorici. "Being a member is one of the best ways to support and engage with the zoo. Every member helps us work towards our mission – to secure a better world for animals through human understanding."

New Exhibit Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

Denver Zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit has achieved LEED® certification at the platinum level, the highest level, by the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Toyota Elephant Passage is the first large animal exhibit complex in the country to achieve the certification. 

$50 Million Exhibit Offers Unparalleled Views of Asian Species with a Focus on Conservation

Denver Zoo's new $50 million state-of-the-art exhibit for Asian elephants, Malayan tapirs and greater one-horned rhinos offers an unparalleled experience for guests and animals alike. Guests can see elephants swim, gibbons swinging overhead and fishing cats "reeling in" their next meal at this new phenomenal exhibit. Featuring six expansive outdoor yards, three animal crossings and more than 1.1 million gallons of water for animals to enjoy, this exhibit also offers an enriching environment for the animal residents that call Toyota Elephant Passage home. 

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