As you walk into the Outpost, you will enter a rural village struggling to co-exist with elephants. Damaged huts and crops will impart a profound message about the damage elephants can do to local residents’ livelihoods. Through actual stories of Denver Zoo staff who work with elephants and native peoples in Sumatra, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, you'll learn about the strategies being used in Asia to promote and ensure coexistence between human and animal populations.
During your time in the Outpost, you won’t be able to miss Peter and Ella’s Elephant Bridge, which will allow the elephants, rhinos and tapirs to rotate between habitats right above your head. Each day, keepers will share their experiences about caring for Denver Zoo's biggest residents as they rotate the animals among habitats several times each day. You also will have the rare opportunity to see clouded leopards as they stare down from a tree branch. Before leaving the Outpost, don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the zoo’s daily animal demonstrations in the McGrath Family Amphitheater or grab a bite in the new Asian-inspired café.