History

Denver Zoo has a storied history. From our early days to the celebration of our 125th anniversary.

Colorado Experience

Rocky Mountain PBS Documentary

Denver Zoo was be the subject of the next “Colorado Experience” on Rocky Mountain PBS. It premiered Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. MST.

The documentary tells the history of Denver Zoo. Starting as a small collection of caged animals in 1896, to our transofmation into an institution that is recognized worldwide. Witness a century of the Denver Zoo's evolution in both science and design to become the institution we know today.