Mimi the elephant passed away at the Denver Zoo last week, without getting to really appreciate her new home in the Toyota Elephant Passage, which opened just over four months ago.
Mimi had been at the zoo since 1961; she was a gift from Helen Bonfils, owner of the Denver Post. Zookeepers estimated ... More >>
Mimi the Denver Zoo elephant is now eating bagels in heaven.
Mimi was euthanized Tuesday after what the zoo describes as "a natural decline in health." At 53, she was the oldest elephant at the Denver Zoo and the seventh oldest zoo elephant in the entire country. Mimi had been in hospice care for a ... More >>
Mimi the elephant is in the twilight of her elephant life. Zookeepers' best guess is that she's 53 years old, which easily makes her the oldest Asian elephant at the Denver Zoo and means she's surpassed the average elephant life span of about 44 years old. As such, Mimi has normal old-elephant probl ... More >>
Every year for the past decade, Colorado Inside Out, the weekly Colorado Public Television public-affairs show on which I'm a regular, takes a trip back in time. And for the last three years, those journeys have been awarded with a regional Emmy -- including one announced Saturday night.
Channel 12, once an upstart public television station, has turned a respectable thirty, with a respectable new brand, Colorado Public Television, replacing the old KBDI. But tonight's installment of Colorado Inside Out, the weekly current events show, will feature a completely disresputable l ... More >>