Wildlife is calling you! Denver Zoo, open 363 days a year, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing 450 species including Asian elephants, African lions, and Komodo dragons. Come for our baby rhino, and stay for Stingray Cove™, Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks, our new Animal Hospital and so much more!
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Visit the Denver Zoo’s first-ever greater one-horned rhino calf, born February 28, 2020, at the crown jewel of Denver Zoo, the Toyota Elephant Passage, one of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America. Come closer than ever before to Amur tigers in Denver Zoo’s newest exhibit, The Edge, featuring multiple yards and connecting bridges that allow tigers to stride 12 feet over guests’ heads, and a viewing area with a perforated wall that brings visitors mere inches from these magnificent creatures.
With nearly 300 species and nearly 1,800 individual animals, Tropical Discovery is truly a magical journey into the jungle. You can continue to enjoy the magic of the rainforest, right here in Denver! Discover a balmy world of biodiversity, including a fascinating bat cave, a brilliant array of reef-dwelling fish, a host of slithery snakes, the tiniest tree frogs, large reptiles like Komodo dragons, and Daphne the Siamese crocodile—at 60, Denver Zoo’s oldest family member.
Pinnacol African Penguin Point
The endangered African penguin hails exclusively from the warm waters of coastal Southern Africa. One of the species’ largest wild colonies is at Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town—a unique enclave where decades of conservation measures have made it possible for humans and wildlife to share resources. Pinnacol African Penguin Point takes inspiration from Simon’s Town’s success story as well as its distinctive rocky inlets and sandy shores.
Toyota Elephant Passage
One of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America, Toyota Elephant Passage features two miles of interconnected trails on 10 acres of varied terrain. In this unique multiple-species exhibit, Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos, and Malayan tapirs can rotate among five unique, abundant habitats—with a sixth yard exclusively for the tapirs. Mud wallows, scratching trees, shade structures and more than a million gallons of water for swimming and bathing ensure active, engaged, and healthy animals.
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