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'Elvis' Will Say Whether This Polar Bear Is Pregnant!

Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

An adorable, specially-trained beagle named Elvis is going to have the final "sniff" on whether one of the Denver Zoo's polar bears is pregnant just i...

WATCH: Lion Cubs Celebrate Halloween With Pumpkins!

Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Forget smashing pumpkins, lion cubs know it's way more fun to to give the festive gourds a good pouncing. Sango and Sabi gave guests an adorable sh...

Black Rhino Bites Woman's Finger At Denver Zoo

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Weird News

DENVER -- The Denver Zoo has indefinitely suspended a program that let visitors pay to touch and feed a rhino after a black rhinoceros bit a woman's f...

WATCH: Denver Zoo Lion Begins Chemotherapy Treatments

Posted 06.18.2013 | Denver

The Denver Zoo is partnering with veterinarians from Colorado State University to give an elderly lion a never-before attempted cancer treatment. ...

Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra!

Posted 06.15.2013 | Denver

The Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered baby zebra on Thursday. The still-unnamed foal is a female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra, an endange...

PHOTOS: Denver Zoo Welcomes A New Elephant From Belgium

Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver

The Denver Zoo will be adding a new Asian elephant to it's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit this summer, courtesy of Belgium's Antwerpen Zoo. The 5-...

Trio Of Adorable Penguin Chicks Born To Denver Zoo (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.25.2013 | Denver

A trio of adorable penguin chicks, representing two different species, were born to The Denver Zoo and two of them are now in their outdoor habitat fo...

Denver Zoo Welcomes Its First Ever Gerenuk Birth

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

Just over two weeks before the first day of spring, the Denver Zoo welcomed the first ever baby Gerenuk calf to be born in the Mile High City. The...

Chewbacca Finally Gets A Girlfriend.. Well, Not That Chewbacca

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.24.2013 | Denver

Star Wars fans can rest easy -- Chewbacca is finally going to get a girlfriend. Well, not that Chewbacca, but a new male red panda named "Chewbacca" t...

Denver Zoo Sea Lion Passed Away

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Gidget, a 27-year-old California sea lion was humanely euthanized on Halloween, according to a press release by the Denver Zoo. It's been a sad ye...

Travel Abroad In Your Own Backyard

Joshua Berman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Don't get me wrong: If you have the time, means and money to get out of the state and/or country -- go! But if you don't, less obvious travel opportunities are around every corner.

Mimi Passes Away At The Denver Zoo

Posted 10.10.2012 | Denver

One of the oldest and most beloved residents of the Denver Zoo, Mimi the elephant, passed away on Tuesday. "This is an incredibly sad loss for Denv...

Denver Zoo's Physically-Challenged Seal Dies

Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver

It's been a sad couple of days at the Denver Zoo. Bismarck, a popular 5-year-old California sea lion passed away under anesthesia while being prepped ...

The Denver Zoo Welcomes Two New Friends

Posted 08.02.2012 | Denver

The Denver Zoo is welcoming two of its newest residents and a brand new species to the zoo -- two critically endangered Somali wild asses, Kalifa and ...

PHOTOS: New Twin Cheetahs At The Denver Zoo

Posted 07.03.2012 | Denver

As part of a recommendation from a species conservation group, The Denver Zoo has added a couple of predators to their Cheetah yard. Twin brothers...

LOOK: Critically Endangered Leopard Born At Denver Zoo

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver

Guests of The Denver Zoo are in for a rare, new site -- a young male Amur leopard cub was recently born at the zoo and is now viewable by the public. ...

PHOTOS: Toyota Elephant Passage Opens At Denver Zoo Today

Posted 06.01.2012 | Denver

After nine years of planning and development, Denver Zoo's eagerly awaited opening of their new Asian-tropic themed elephant exhibit is finally here! ...

PHOTOS: Denver Zoo's 'Elephant Passage' Exhibit Set To Open

Posted 05.31.2012 | Denver

If you thought Memorial Day weekend at the Denver Zoo was busy, just wait until tomorrow. Friday, June 1, marks the official opening day of The Denver...

Denver Zoo's Poo-Powered Rickshaw Is A First Of Its Kind

Posted 03.22.2012 | Denver

Poop. Is there anything it can't do? On Wednesday, The Denver Zoo introduced what is believed to be the world's first poo-powered motorized tuk tuk sh...

Goodbye Soosha: Denver Zoo Mourns Loss Of Polar Bear

Posted 03.21.2012 | Denver

The Denver Zoo is mourning the death of its female polar bear Soosha who had to be euthanized last week due to failing health. Soosha was 25-years-old...

Denver Docs Save Orangutan's Life

Posted 02.07.2012 | Denver

University of Colorado doctors had an unexpected patient on their operating table last summer -- a 44-year-old orangutan named Sally from the Denver Z...

Denver Zoo Forced To Euthanize Rare Black Rhino

Posted 11.16.2011 | Denver

A 28-year-old endangered black rhinoceros named George was euthanized at the Denver Zoo on Tuesday after suffering from a variety of health problems, ...

7 Ways to Have Fun and Go Green in Denver

Mickey Goodman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver
Mickey Goodman

I was more than a bit surprised when an uber-environmentalist and animal lover asked me to join her on an eco-trip to Denver. What I found delighted me.

The Greenest Zoo In The Country

Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has given its first-ever Green Award to the Denver Zoo, ranking it the greenest in the country. From t...

UPDATE: After Resisting Arrest, Man Dies At The Zoo

Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

A man subdued by police at the Denver Zoo died after resisting arrest from officers who arrived at the scene. SECOND UPDATE: Alonzo Ashley's girl...