Denver Zoo Awarded Prestigious Grants to Support Conservation, Animal Welfare

More Conserve Stories All Stories November 29, 2018 Denver Zoo Awarded Prestigious Grants to Support Conservation, Animal Welfare Five endangered and critically endangered species of vultures in Botswana will soon get critical help from rapid responders to rescue sick birds. Denver Zoo was recently recognized with two nationally competitive Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) … Continued

Radiated Tortoise Rescue

Denver Zoo’s Sean Ploysa, a carpenter in the maintenance department, and Max Maloney, a keeper and reptile expert in Tropical Discovery, just returned from Madagascar where they utilized their respective skills to aid in the rescue efforts of nearly 11,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises that were discovered by local police. The tortoises were most like collected for sale on the illegal pet market in Southeast Asia. The Madagascan government was in dire need of assistance to triage and care for the tortoises, and called upon Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) for help. Although TSA manages several rescue centers in Madagascar, they needed additional aid to save and rehabilitate such an enormous number of animals, and reached out to fellow Association of Zoos & Aquarium (AZA) members to join the rescue mission.