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Denver Zoo may be closed, but our animal care staff is still providing vital care for our nearly 3,000 animal residents. And we're here to keep you informed, entertained and engaged with daily videos, wildlife-themed activity ideas and much more!

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Zoo to You Virtual Safari: Patagonian Cavy

DZTV | May 29th, 2020 | 1 PM MT

Trust us, your view on rodents will change after learning about Lionel the cavy and all his awesome adaptations!

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Mountains to Oceans Nature Play

Family Fun | June 8th, 2020 | 8 AM MT

Our rivers here in Colorado take a winding journey all the way to the ocean! Recreate this journey in your own backyard.

To do this all you need is a shovel (or a stick) and a jug of water. Make sure you are wearing clothes you don’t mind getting muddy. Use your shovel and hands to create a ‘river’ on a slope. The highest point of your maze will be the Rocky Mountains, and you can even dig a hole at the end of the maze to make the ‘ocean’. Next, use the jug of water to make it ‘rain’ on the mountains. Watch the water run through the maze- what do you notice? If it does not work the first time, that is OK! Take a look, what do you think is happening? Make some adjustments and try again.

Ask yourself some more questions:

  • What do you notice?
  • What does watching the water make you wonder?
  • Where does the water go when the soil sucks it up?
  • What else does water carry or pick up, on its way to the ocean?

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Chalk art messages

Family Fun | June 8th, 2020 | 8 AM MT

There are many actions that each of us can take to help the health of our oceans. We can shop for sustainable seafood, reduce our waste, and pick up litter; to name a few. By creating a chalk art message you can encourage your neighbors to do more to help our oceans by committing to a conservation action!

Chalk art is a lot of fun. To make your best sidewalk statement here are a few tips:

  • Think about your message! What can you write/draw to get make that message impactful?
  • Before you put chalk to sidewalk, try sketching it out on paper first.
  • Go big! Sidewalks and driveways have a lot of space; go big to make a big impact.
  • Use your colors, lots of colors and contrasts will make your message shine!

Have fun and spread the word of ocean conservation!

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Endangered Species Day!

Family Fun | May 15th, 2020 | 10 AM MT

We can do so much to support animals, even from our own homes. What will you do? Make a plan to join us in supporting endangered species!

Research an endangered species of your choice (Denver Zoo’s Animal Facts website is a good place to start).

  • What do you think is unique about the animal?
  • What challenges is the species facing? Why do you think that is?
  • How can you help?

Write a short story, essay or poem or draw a picture explaining your plan to help save the endangered species. Take a photo of your pledge and post it to social media using #EndangeredSpeciesWeek.

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How to Calm Your Child’s Coronavirus Anxiety

Most parents are appropriately concerned with keeping their families safe from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventing its spread.

20 Nature Play Ideas

We’re ALL ready a bit of good news these days, so here it is: one of the healthiest things you can do for your family right now is to simply GO OUTSIDEIn addition to being one of the few remaining CDC-approved activities that involve fresh air, nature play has been proven to have powerful benefits for both bodies and brains—not just for kids, but for parents, too!  

Conservation Corner

Become a citizen scientist and save wildlife from the comfort of your own home! Click below to take part in our Colorado Corridors Project by identifying local wildlife in photos captured by remote cameras along I-70, then check out Zooniverse to see what other projects you can help with!

Your Membership Helps Us Care for Animals

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our members to care for our 3,000 wild and wonderful animals—especially during this unexpected hiatus. Become a member today to become an important part of our support system. You won’t miss a single day of benefits; your membership will automatically start when Denver Zoo reopens.

Join now and enter code SUPPORT20 to save $16 on a full year of membership!