Throwback to Nandi and Penzi playing in the mud on this hot day in August! Now at 6 months old, Penzi is a little more coordinated than she used to be, but sometimes… more ›
Bird Nests: Small in Stature, Mighty in Worth Remarkably engineered through complex design and composed of a wide variety of nature’s best building tools (everything from mud and twigs to leaves and fur),… more ›
Reid Park Zoo Installs New “Bee Boxes” to Protect Bees! We are committed to protecting wild animals and wild places, down to some of the smallest wild “residents” that make a huge impact… more ›
Look at those paws! Grizzly bears’ front claws are around four inches long and are used for digging into dirt, logs, shrubs, and snow. You can see that the claws on their back… more ›
Though cats are obligate carnivores, small amounts of grass consumption are perfectly safe and sometimes fun to play with! Bella the jaguar didn’t actually consume very much of this umbrella grass in her… more ›
Penzi is six months old today! Over the last month, she’s been spending more time foraging, playing more with the herd (instead of on her own), and has been more vocal. We hope… more ›
The monarch butterflies are here! Our new native milkweed plants are already going to good use just a few weeks after planting. We are overjoyed to see pollinators enjoying our new garden!
Giraffes like Denver have a specially adapted tongue and mouth that allow them to eat thorny branches without getting poked. They also have thick sticky saliva that coats any thorns consumed to protect… more ›
Leslie the king vulture is showing off a behavior called “rousing,” which is when a bird lifts and shakes their feathers. One reason for this behavior is to reorganize out of place feathers… more ›
It’s play time! As the world’s most social cat species, lions love to wrestle and play with members of their prides!