Here’s an Awesome Way to Spend Your Day: Go to the Denver Zoo!

Denver ZooOne of the top attractions in the city, the Denver Zoo has been a mainstay of the Mile High City for decades. The Denver Zoo was founded in 1896 and has long been one of the top zoos in the country. When visiting the area, make sure you stop by the Denver Zoo for an amazing experience!

Toyota Elephant Passage

Conveniently located right near the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in the heart of the city, the Denver Zoo has a wide array of animals including a world-class elephant exhibit. In partnership with Toyota, the Denver Zoo opened a $50 million dollar elephant exhibit. It can house 12 elephants which is one of the largest elephant exhibits in the world. There are over two miles of trails on the 10 acre area for the elephants which allows the animals to swim, run and explore. Visitors are able to see the Asian elephants up close along with one-horned rhinos. There are feeding demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for visitors.

Predator Ridge

Predator Ridge at the Denver Zoo features an in-depth look at the African wilderness where you can see lions, wild dogs, and hyenas. There are rotating yards which means the animals can move around and visitors have a chance to see the animals in different habitats.

Giraffe Encounter

Come see reticulated giraffes at the Giraffe Encounter! The Denver Zoo allows visitors to hand-feed giraffes in this wonderful exhibit. There are one hour feeding times between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays until the exhibit sells out or runs out of food.

Primate Panorama

Come see this seven-acre exhibit which features apes and monkeys of all different sizes. Gorillas and orangutans roam, sleep in hammocks and climb ropes in this amazing habitat. Tree-dwelling monkeys are able to live in open-wire mesh tents where they can play on vines and live in this spacious area.

Tropical Discovery

According to the Denver Zoo, “Opened in 1993 after 11 years of planning, fundraising and construction, Tropical Discovery immerses visitors in a world of balmy jungles and coral reefs. An impressive project, the exhibit marked the completion of the 1959 master plan. Guests will be thrilled by the colorful, exotic creatures, including fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles that live in Tropical Discovery.” The exhibit features the Panamanian golden frog, blue poison arrow frog, blind cave fish, Komodo dragon,
clown fish, and lionfish.

Northern Shores

Once home to the world-famous polar bears Klondike and Snow, the Northern Shores habitat features polar bears, California Sea Lions, harbor seals, arctic foxes, and the North American river otter. Visitors are able to see the polar bears and sea lions swim underwater.

The Denver Zoo is an amazing place for the whole family and is easily located near Castle Marne in downtown Denver.

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