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Denver Zoo, Denver

4.4
#2 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
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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  • Spent about 3 hrs here and loved the zoo. Layout is confusing but great elephant and primate exhibits. Not really big but for a half day it works.  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit to the Denver zoo. My kids are 8 and 3, and we have spent most of our zoo experiences in the San Diego Zoo, wild animal park and the Portland Zoo. While not as expansive or elaborate...  more »
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  • The best thing I suggest is: "reach here with your family!" That's perfectly amazing! There are lot of other family spending time here, chat with them. You'll definitely love this place. What makes this place so cool is exactly it's beauty! Have a great time :)
  • I've been going to the Denver Zoo since I was a kid and each time there really is something new. I miss the red pandas, but I was excited to see the larger habitats they are building for all of their animals. I know that for many animals, the larger the better, and I like that they are making strides toward helping the animals be more comfortable. I vote for larger feline and bear enclosures next!! It was a great experience. I'll go back and I recommend that you do, too!
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