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Denver Zoo, Denver

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#2 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • Someone upthread noted that those of us who live(d) in Cincinnati are spoiled by having one of the country's best zoos. True. Denver Zoo is a compact zoo in City Park. Because of the small size... 
    Someone upthread noted that those of us who live(d) in Cincinnati are spoiled by having one of the country's best zoos. True. Denver Zoo is a compact zoo in City Park. Because of the small size...  more »
  • Boo at the zoo was a joke. It was super dark. Had a 7 PM entrance... big mistake because candy was gone or leaving. Too dark to see animals. Just generally a waste of our 140 buck. Oh yeah, our... 
    Boo at the zoo was a joke. It was super dark. Had a 7 PM entrance... big mistake because candy was gone or leaving. Too dark to see animals. Just generally a waste of our 140 buck. Oh yeah, our...  more »
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  • 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!
  • We had a great time here. This zoo is much better than the Birmingham Zoo. I would rate the zoo five star, but several exhibits are closed for renovations. The elephant show was great. We were able to see one tiger. The other one was sleeping on a platform and only partially visible. We saw some lions, seals and sea lions. Our time was limited, so we did not see much else. If you need to leave and return the same day, then you can get your hand stamped and not have to pay to come back in on the same day.

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