Apr 17, 2023
What’s New at the Zoo?
BABY BOOM, STINGRAYS, AWESOME NEW MERCH + MORE!
Warmer weather, lighter evenings and budding flowers all make the Zoo more enjoyable this spring...but there's also plenty to make your time with us more magical, too. Here's why you should make tracks to Denver Zoo with your whole family, SOON!
1. ZOO BABIES + NEW ARRIVALS
Eirina the Sumtran orangutan is pregnant! Fifteen-year-old Eirina will welcome her first child this Summer! Not only is this exciting news for Denver Zoo (we last welcomed an orangutan baby in 2018), but it's a huge win for the critically endangered species. Eirina's baby will bring our group to a total of six, including Eirina, Hesty, Cerah, Berani and Jaya. Be sure to follow us on all of our social media channels to keep up with her pregnancy!
Linne's two-toed sloth power couple Elliot and Charlotte have welcomed an ADORABLE new baby boy. Wicket is staying close to mom, but you can catch a glimpse of him in his Tropical Discovery home! While you're there, don't miss Bruno and Banshee—the amazing albino alligators who will be visiting us through the end of the summer.
With the arrival of new kids BB and Jasiri, crowd fave Dobby may have to defend his status as giraffe class clown; shenanigans abound in the giraffe yard! And our critically endangered bongo herd continues to grow with TWO new additions: Fiddle and Clementine. If you'd like to tell them how cute they are, they're (AHEM) all ears.
2. THE RAYS ARE RETURNING
Stingray Cove is open for the season! Through the end of October, you can touch and feed gentle cownose and southern stingrays as they swoop and glide freely around the 15,000-gallon tank they share with peaceful bamboo and bonnethead sharks. Admission is $2 for members, and $3 for the general public; try your hand at feeding the rays for just $2.
3. NEW FLAMINGO EXHIBIT TAKING FLIGHT
If you haven't been on campus for a bit, you'll notice some exciting activity just past Harmony Hill! Crews are hard at work creating a gorgeous new habitat for our American and Chilean flamingos. Inspired by the stark landscapes of the Andean highlands, the new habitat will feature a spacious circulated lagoon and a dedicated nesting area, all protected by shade sails. The habitat this fall, so mark your calendars to be among the first to experience it!
4. DAILY DELIGHTS: MORE ANIMAL DEMOS
Did you know: there are at least eight animal demonstrations every day, from larger-than-life elephant experiences to lively lion enrichment sessions and more—each offering an awesome opportunity to learn about our animals directly from their keepers. On the morning of your visit, be sure check our website for the day’s demos so you don’t miss a single wild moment.
5. NEW SPRING MERCH AT KIBONGI
We're not ashamed to admit that there's a WICKET case of Sloth Fever going around the Zoo—and the only cure is cute new SLOTH MERCH! Kibongi Market's new sloth collection is mellow, earthy and awesome, just like our sloth family. There's also a cool new line of sweatshirts, tees, hats, patches and pins inspired by the Golden Age of travel. Be sure to swing by on your next visit...we expect this stuff to go FAST! And of course, you can shop the full collection online, anytime.
We can't wait to see your smiling face! Rememver, your visit supports our wildlife conservation efforts in Colorado + worldwide. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for updates on our 3,000 wonderful animals.
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