Denver Zoo in United States


Denver Zoo
Typezoo

Owner
Founded1896
Address 2900 East 23rd Avenue
Zip-code 80205
Place Denver, Colrado
Country United States
Website Website

Directors: Clayton Freiheit (director)

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
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Relevant literature
Description

Denver Zoo, located at 2900 East 23rd Avenue, in Denver, Colrado, United States , was founded in 1896.

Living elephants

At the Denver Zoo lives 5 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Billy (Budi) born 2008-02-17
  2. Bodhi born 2004-04-16
  3. Chuck born 2008-07-15
  4. Groucho born 1971
  5. Jake born 2009-11-02

Comments / picturesThe Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

The Pachyderm Habitat opened in 1959.

The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It was the most popular paid attraction in the Denver metropolitan area in 2005.

On February 24, 2007, a jaguar mauled a zookeeper inside the animal\'s enclosure. The jaguar was shot and killed by the zoo\'s emergency response team while rescuing the zookeeper, who later died of her injuries at a local hospital. This event occurred despite zoo policy prohibiting direct contact between keepers and big cats.

The $50 million Asian Tropics, set to open in 2011, will allow elephants to share a two-acre yard with other animals.

References for records about Denver Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Denver Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=74. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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