The Denver Zoo started in 1896 when an orphaned black bear named Billy Bryan was donated by the Mayor of Denver. It currently occupies 80 acres very close to the Denver City Park. Early on the Denver Zoo was involved in efforts to save the American bison from extinction.
According to the zoo's website "Currently the Zoo houses 3,500 animals, representing over 650 different species. Of those 188 zoo species are considered threatened or endangered, and three species are actually extinct in the wild. The Denver Zoo focuses on education to teach the appreciation of wildlife and conservation of our threatened natural resources." What a diversity of animals!
It is only 5 minutes from downtown Denver at 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205 Are you looking for "things to do in Denver"? Looking for a fine family adventure? This is the solution - grab the sunscreen and come on out.
I live in Denver and have visited the zoo and have taken many photos there. I am including a sample here of some Zazzle products that I created from my photos. Hope you like them.