A Visit to the Denver Zoo
1. The Bear Mountain
It is one of the historic exhibits of the zoo that started in 1918 and one of the very few natural-themed zoo exhibitions in North America and also the first exhibit that used simulated concrete rocks. The mountain is a now a home to coati and grizzly bears.
2. Primate Panorama
Spread over an area of 2.8 hectares, the area houses large primates like the apes and others. Tree-dwelling monkeys and apes are left to live in an open ground with open-air mesh tents with twisting vines where they can climb and play as per their wish and roam freely. Features of the area are Colobus Monkey, Red-Capped Mangabeys, Western Lowland Gorillas, De Brazza's Monkeys, Sumatran Orangutans etc. The open outdoor habitat lets them enjoy in the most natural way possible.
3. Jewels of the Emerald Forest
Located near the entrance of the Pirates Panorama, is a pavilion featuring a meandering trail via diorama replicas which shows 4 environments for primates namely Primates of the night, South American forest floor, Malagasy and Forest Canopy. The pavilion features aye-aye, golden lion tamarin and white-faced Saki as its major attractions.
4. Predator Ridge
African Savanna is represented at the large exhibit of Predator Ridge. The ridge rotates various predators like spotted hyenas, African Wild Dogs and Transvaal Lions with their scents to provide an enrichment in the environment for the zoo animals. It also houses Banded Mongooses, Kirk's dik-diks, crested porcupines and others.
5. Felina House
Established in 1964, Felina House has 2 buildings and 3 large exhibits outdoor with 4 smaller exhibits outdoor which are connected to rooms inside. Cats can go both inside and outside according to the weather. Featured animals are Amur Leopards, Snow Leopards, Dwarf Mongoose, Red Pandas, Servals and Striped Hyenas.
6. The Edge
An innovative exhibit which has been designed into a pine forest in Russia. Yards with large pathways and pools that visitors can wander that provide an enriched exercise for the Tigers. The zoo has many other big cats and dynamic habitats.
7. Pachyderm Habitat
Houses hippos and black rhinos with a special area for younger children where they are made to learn how they can be a zookeeper and also meet small animals for educational purpose.
8. Bird World
The Bird World was launched in 1975 with open aviaries in which visitors could mingle with some of the most exotic birds like Rhinoceros Hornbills, Two-Toed Sloths, Crested Oropendolas and Mariana Fruit Doves. The area also has artificial naturalistic habitats, aquatic ecosystems and tropical ecosystems with majorly 3 exhibitions without barriers, allowing the birds to fly among the guests at the zoo. With the viewing window at the Bird World Kitchen, the guests can see what the birds eat. Four outdoor areas are attached directly to the exterior part of the Bird World which house birds like Double-Wattled Cassowaries, African Penguins, Steller's Sea Eagles and Keas.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are easy to book online. The website will guide you on how to book websites and pay safely.
How To Get Around?
Renting a car will be handy and easy as the airports have a line of cars parked outside for the purpose of renting them. You can also walk to some places to explore better. A bike will definitely add more adventure to your trip.
What Should I Wear?
Wear something casual and sporty to look all ready for Zoo trip. A knee-length jumpsuit with hat and sunglasses with a pair of shoes is an ideal dress code for the zoo. Boys can go for a t-shirt and shorts combination with shoes.
Best Time to Visit
April, May, September and October are the best months to go to this place with comfortable weather conditions and fewer tourists, so low accommodation prices.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide will not be needed as the website will guide you enough.
How To Get There?
A car will be available right outside the airport to rent. You can also take bikes to make your experience better.
The Zoo is a place full of animals. Proper precautions should be taken.