The first natural-style zoo in North America, Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals of more than 650 species. Look for features like bear mountain and the largest gorilla enclosure in the world (where you might find gorillas are napping in their hammocks). In the zoo's open aviaries, walk among exotic birds and even some two-toed sloths. To really get up close to the animals, head to the giraffe enclosure, where you can feed these gentle giants some lettuce. Check the daily schedule for wildlife presentations. Put Denver Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Denver travel planner.
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Denver Zoo reviews
I used to love going to the zoo but I've been there so many times I kind of know it by heart, but the food prices and literally the prices for everything is really really expensive. the staff there...
I used to love going to the zoo but I've been there so many times I kind of know it by heart, but the food prices and literally the prices for everything is really really expensive. the staff there... more »
Though it was a busy holiday weekend the zoo did not feel overly crowded and entry was smooth. Many exhibits were under rennovation which meant many cages were empty. It was difficult to explain...
Though it was a busy holiday weekend the zoo did not feel overly crowded and entry was smooth. Many exhibits were under rennovation which meant many cages were empty. It was difficult to explain... more »
The Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos I've been to. I would give it third place - behind only San Diego & the National Zoo. It's a very big zoo for being right in the city, with easy access from downtown and 25. Admission is incredibly reasonable and is a better deal than the aquarium. The enclosures are great and the animals seem very well cared for. We did a "behind the scenes" with birds of pretty and it was excellent! Tons of great information the keepers were amazing and clearly loved the animals they work with. 100% recommend it!
our first time experiencing the Denver Zoo light show. the glasses at check in are fun! optional spiked drink options also fun! there are zoo employees on the path & they're quite helpful & friendly. there are buildings you can go in to warm up. so many interesting zoo creatures that you can see while the others are resting. we will go again! do yourself a favor & go w fun young friends we did :)
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