We first told you about the Denver Zoo's plan to turn a shitload of shit into electricity and heat back in 2009. The key is a scientific process called gasification. Basically, it works like this: Poop and trash and other waste goes in, science happens, and then voila! The end product is a useful c ... More >>
Asian Tropics, the Denver Zoo's biggest-ever project, is halfway finished. When it's fully completed in the spring of 2012, it will be home to several species, including up to eight male Asian elephants -- a necessity for captive breeding, but an intimidating feat that brings certain challeng ... More >>
Elephants poop a lot. Everybody poops, including elephants -- who produce 200 pounds of the stuff every day. That's the weight of a man. Hear that, kids? An elephant poops out a man every single day.
And the Denver Zoo has a plan to turn all that poop into electricity to power its new Asian ... More >>
Imagine elephants here.Apparently, one of the most tricky parts of building a new zoo exhibit is making the fake rocks look real. You know, so they don't distract visitors from the animals and stuff.
"You don't want people thinking about that," says George Pond, the Denver Zoo's vice presid ... More >>