Toyota Elephant Passage

10 Unforgettable Acres for Animals Large + Small

One of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America, Toyota Elephant Passage features two miles of interconnected trails on 10 acres of varied terrain. In this unique multiple-species habitat, Asian elephants, Greater one-horned rhinos and Malayan tapirs can rotate among five unique and abundant habitats—with a sixth yard exclusively for the tapirs. Mud wallows, scratching trees, shade structures and more than a million gallons of water for swimming and bathing ensure active, engaged and healthy animals. 

As you explore the meandering pathways and buildings, you’ll learn about the significance of animals in Asian culture, their complicated relationship with humans and the efforts of Denver Zoo and colleagues to protect their future. Toyota Elephant Passage is separated into three distinct sections: The Chang Pa Wildlife Preserve, The Schoelzel Family Village and the Village Outpost, each reflecting a different area in tropical Asia—an animal preserve, an urban center and a rural village. 

Don’t miss El Pomar Foundation Village Hall, where you can catch a glimpse of our fishing cats, as well as the crowd-pleasing antics of our Asian small-clawed otter romp.


Asian Elephants

Greater one-horned rhinos

Malayan tapirs

Clouded leopards

Fishing cats


Small-clawed otters


• Kamala Café
(pre-packaged / patio service only) 

• Men’s, Women’s
and Family restrooms


McGrath Family Amphitheater 

11:00 AM and 1:45 PM,

weather permitting