My Heart Animal, Nias

Few things are harder for zookeepers than the loss of an animal. Great Apes Keeper Cindy Cossaboon cared for Nias for 15 years, since Nias’ very first day at Denver Zoo. Hear from Cindy about what Nias was like when guests weren’t around, and the depth of their bond.

2020 in Review

December 15, 2020 2020 in Review Celebrating the Many Ways Our Donors Buoyed the Zoo Through an Unusual Year 2020 was an unprecedented year filled with uncertainties, unknowns and unexpected triumphs. You, our unwavering donors, proved your love and loyalty to Denver Zoo in more ways than one. From supporting our Emergency Fund, to partying … Continued

Special Orders

Dietary Changes Can Majorly Impact an Animal’s Quality of Life—and Even Save It

Debunking the Bat’s Bad Rap

More Care Stories All Stories October 26, 2020 Debunking the Bat’s Bad Rap WHY THIS ENDURING SYMBOL OF SPOOKY SEASON   IS WORTHY OF ADMIRATION RATHER THAN FEAR Considering everything 2020 has thrown at us thus far, Halloween shouldn’t seem all that scary this year. It is, however, the perfect time to shine a spotlight on one of the animal kingdom’s most misunderstood members: the humble bat. These fascinating … Continued

Life in the Slow Lane

October 16, 2020 Life in the Slow Lane AN UPDATE ON SLOTHS AT DENVER ZOO  If you’ve seen Kristen Bell’s famous sloth meltdown, you already know there are folks who have VERY strong feelings about sloths. Maybe you’re even one of them; we certainly have more than our share on staff. Recently, we’ve been getting questions about how to see sloths at Denver Zoo—so, … Continued

Do You Know a Rhino?

Denver Zoo is home to four rhinos with distinct looks and personalities

Three’s Company: Denver Zoo Welcomes New Gorilla Trio

Learn More About Critically Endangered Western Lowland Gorillas

Baby Boom

The Circle of Life Goes On During Our Closure with New Babies Awaiting Your Next Visit

The Pursuit of Happiness

More Care Stories All Stories May 19, 2020 The Pursuit of Happiness How the Zoo’s Care Experts Assess and Ensure the Health and Happiness of Our 3,000 Animals By Katie Vyas, Director of Animal Wellness and Research   Denver Zoo’s top priority is providing optimal wellness for each and every one of our 3,000 animals, … Continued

Seal of Approval

Denver Zoo Earns American Humane Certified™ Seal for the Treatment of Its Animals