Children love animals and what better way to let them love these creatures all the more is by treating them to a day at the Denver Zoo? At the zoo they will see animals up close and witness how they function in their natural habitats. Exposing them to a zoo will help instill in their young minds the importance of animals and our ecosystem.
Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos in the nation. It is a 32-acre property that is situated right in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The zoo was founded in 1896, but it is still remains one of the most visited tourist destinations favored by both locals and tourists alike.
What separates the Denver Zoo from all other zoos and wildlife conservatories in the country is how it allows the people see the animals in their natural habitats. The zoo does not use cages to keep the animals. Instead it uses enclosures, making the animals move freely in their natural habitat while keeping visitors safe. The Denver Zoo is the first in the country that does not cage the animals, making it a hit among visitors.
The Denver Zoo has over ten thousand animals from all the animal kingdoms. It even has animals that are only found in other parts of the globe. The zoo has state of the art facilities that display and house a wide variety of animals, unparalleled to any other in the country. It has Bear Mountain, which is home to grizzly bears, black bears, and coati. Those who love cats will surely be delighted with the Feline House, which has different species of leopards, jaguars, and more. There is also a part called the Predator Ridge which houses predators from Africa like hyenas, wild dogs, lions, and tigers.
Denver Zoo is also home to more than 200 species of birds in the zoo’s Bird World. Guests can experience the beauty of the birds up close since there are no enclosures. Guests are amazed when owls, vultures, and other birds fly close to them in Bird World. Currently the zoo is adding a feature called the Asian Tropics, which will house animals that are found in the tropical regions of Asia. Other facilities found at the Denver Zoo are Northern Shores, which showcases animals like polar bears and sea lions, Wolf Pack Woods inhabited by gray wolves, and Pioneer Train, which gives tours of the zoo’s beautiful sceneries. These are just some of the zoo’s attractions!
Children and even adults will enjoy the wonders of the Denver Zoo.