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3 years 3 months ago

Denver Zoo could hike the price

DENVER (AP) - Denver Zoo officials are considering an increase in admission fees because of the rising cost of buildings and animal feed. A committee on Tuesday recommended that the mayor and city council raise fees by $2 a person, beginning in January. According to the Denver Post,...

3 years 6 months ago

Meet Rafiki, the mandrill!

Meet Rafiki, a 14-year-old male mandrill that has just arrived at the Denver Zoo. Rafiki comes to Colorado from the Toronto Zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan, which ensures healthy populations and genetic diversity among zoo animals. While many visitors may think of the wise, monkey character...

3 years 8 months ago

Denver Zoo death

DENVER (AP) - Denver Zoo officials say a Denver man who died after an altercation with security guards and police was irrational, claimed he was a lion and knocked over trash cans. Officials said Thursday the incident started when a zoo staffer contacted security to say a man appeared...

3 years 8 months ago

Fight at the Denver Zoo

Two police officers were hurt and another person stopped breathing after an altercation at the Denver Zoo on Monday. A security guard was also hurt. According to Denver Police, the officers responded to a domestic violence situation near the elephant exhibit at the zoo around 5 p.m. Police...

4 years 1 month ago

Two cockatoos hatch at Denver Zoo

Two palm cockatoos have hatched at Denver Zoo--just the second and third birds of their species to hatch in captivity worldwide over the past 12 months. When this little fella or gal (zookeepers aren't sure, yet) grows up, it will be covered with grey or black feathers, except for...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado prairie dog takes on forecast

Who cares what the groundhog in Pennsylvania says today? The Denver Zoo has a furry forecaster who's already called for six more weeks of winter. The zoo is holding Prairie Dog Day Tuesday to coincide with Groundhog Day. A prairie dog named Digger who lives at the zoo already came...

5 years 2 months ago

Rare zebra born at Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is showing off a rare baby. Lakota is a Grevy's zebra born Nov. 27. The spry guy is now on display in the zebra yard, weather permitting. Grevy's zebras are endangered with less than two thousand left in the wild. Grevy's zebras are only found in...

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