Denver Zoo is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Colorado, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. It operates year round on eighty acres in City Park. It was founded in 1896.
A main loop connects all the attractions and is easy to navigate. Amenities include restrooms, food, gift shops.
Wildlife includes amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, plants and reptiles. There are nearly 4000 different animals, representing more than 650 species. Rare animals include the Amur leopard, black rhino, okapi, red-bellied lemur, and Siberian tiger.
Special exhibits change throughout the year. Shows are held daily and include demonstrations and feedings.
The zoo offers a number of free admission days annually.
Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205
Season: Year round
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm, grounds close at 6pm
Map: Denver Zoo (PDF)
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