Starting Thursday, September 1, Zoo hours will return to 9am-4pm every day. Times for the Giraffe Encounter will also return to 10:00 every day (ending at 10:45), and additionally at 2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
A tiny tamandua (pronounced tuh-MAN-deh-wah), or lesser anteater, was born at the Zoo on August 10th, 2011. Mom and baby are doing fine. Tamanduas are part of our education program–although they are not on exhibit, you might see one of our our adult tamanduas onstage during a weekend presentation.
The lion cubs were weighed this morning, and are growing at a healthy rate. Two of the cubs now have visible teeth! The cubs will remain behind the scenes for at least several more weeks, but we’ll let you know when their debut is planned. Check out the new photos in our gallery: [nggallery id=48]
Three African lion cubs were born to female “Kaya” late last week–Kaya’s Keeper heard them vocalizing when she arrived on the morning of July 28th,2011. Mom and the three cubs have been left largely undisturbed so that she can focus on taking good care of them, but vets gave the babies their first medical check… read more
Planning a weekend Zoo visit? Check the event board in the front plaza for the day’s scheduled presentations. Our tamandua (lesser anteater) demonstration, sponsored by K12, gives Zoo visitors a chance to see a really unusual animal with amazing adaptations!
Thanks for all your supportive comments and well-wishes for Denver! She’s doing well: eating and behaving like a healthy giraffe. However, internal damage from her exposure to the oleander is always a possibility, so we’ll keep watching her very closely for any unusual symptoms. In the meantime, you may visit her at the Giraffe Encounter,… read more