Cranbeary the polar bear is no stranger to loss or heartbreak. Two years ago, she lost her mate, Frosty, who died of liver cancer at the age of 25, just one month after Cranbeary arrived at the zoo to er, become acquainted with him. And last week, Cranbeary's aunt, 25-year-old Soosha, was euthanized ... More >>
George the black rhino, who lived at the Denver Zoo since he was a baby, was euthanized last week. At 28, he was the ninth-oldest zoo rhino in the world. Given that, he suffered from a list of icky ailments, including diverticulitis, continued weight loss and... wait for it... chronic diarrhea. "P ... More >>
Bodhi.The green weenie is here. The Denver Zoo has welcomed its first male elephant, a seven-year-old named Bodhi who hails from Ohio. Thanks to a new exhibit called Asian Tropics, the zoo will soon have space for up to eight male elephants -- a serious undertaking for a very moist reason.
"I love to poop." The Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which awarded the zoo its first-ever (and aptly titled) Green Award. So what makes the Denver Zoo so environmentally friendly? One of the reasons has to do with elephant po ... More >>
Mias takes a hit. Smooth. For years, Denver Zoo orangutan Mias looked sad. "He was definitely lethargic and slower," says Tiffany Barnhart, zoo spokeswoman. "We'd see him holding his head off in the corner and not participating in things with his mate." But lately, things are looking up for M ... More >>
Dave Parsons/Denver ZooI iz kewt? The cuteness overflow-eth at the Denver Zoo. This week, the zoo posted photos of its newest baby animals: four Amur tiger cubs born last month. To the surprise of no one with eyes and a heart, the cubs are effing adorable. But are they the cutest babies the ... More >>
"I'll keep you warm, baby..."Are the elephants at the Denver Zoo freezing their giant butts off? In Defense of Animals says they are. The zoo says no way. According to a Groundhog Day-themed report issued today by the animal watchdog group, the Denver Zoo is among the thirty-one U.S. zoos ho ... More >>
Photo from I Am La LaCarmelo Anthony and his son, Kiyan, meet a lion at the Denver ZooDenver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony took his two-year-old son, Kiyan, to get up-close-and-personal with some wild beasts at the Denver Zoo last month, prompting his fiance, former MTV VJ La La Vasquez, to wo ... More >>
Dr. Doolittle talked with the animals. He also walked with the animals. But leave it to the Denver Zoo to paint with the animals. As part of Denver Arts Week, November 6 through 14, visitors can watch the zoo's two elephants, Mimi and Dolly, paint with their trunks every day at 11:30 a.m. Bo ... More >>
Fairy tales and imagination overrun the zoo.
Adam Ferrara brings his big-city humor to Denver