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Encyclopedia > Denver Zoo
The Predator Ridge exhibit displays a panoramic view representing the African savanna.
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The Predator Ridge exhibit displays a panoramic view representing the African savanna.

The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific And Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Official website: http://www. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George... Free monkeys islands at the São Paulo Zoo Panda enclosure at Chiang Mai Zoo Visitors feeding and petting tamed marmots at the Parc Animalier des Pyrenées Aquarium with a dolphin at the Barcelona Zoo Sea lions at the Melbourne Zoo For other uses of the term Zoo...


History

The zoo was founded in 1896 when an American black bear cub named Billy Bryan was given to the mayor as a gift. 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780 The American black bear (Ursus americanus), also known as the cinnamon bear, is the most common bear species native to North America. ...


Exhibits

Tropical Discovery houses various tropical species, including fishes and herps.
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Tropical Discovery houses various tropical species, including fishes and herps.

The Denver Zoo houses species from all over the world, including hoofed mammals, carnivorous mammals, pachyderms, birds, herps, and fishes. Exhibits include the following:

  • Bear Mountain, which was the first natural-style zoo exhibit in North America when it was built in 1897
  • Bird World
  • Gates Center and Wild Encounters Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Predator Ridge, a very large exhibit representing the African savanna; it has the ability to rotate different African predators (lions, hyenas, and African wild dogs, whose overlapping scents provide environmental enrichment for the animals
  • Primate Panorama, a seven-acre facility primarily housing apes and other primates
  • Tropical Discovery, a building containing numerous aquaria and various tropical mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, including Komodo dragons

A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ... Savanna is a grassland dotted with trees, and occurs in several types of biomes. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... Genera Crocuta Hyaena Parahyaena Proteles Hyenas (or Hyænas) are moderately large terrestrial carnivores native to Africa and Asia. ... Binomial name Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820) The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), also called African Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family, and thus related to the domestic dog. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Families Hylobatidae Hominidae Apes are the members of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates, including humans. ... Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... For other uses, see Aquarium (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Varanus komodoensis Ouwens, 1912 The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to an average length of 2-3 meters (10 feet). ...

External link

Official site


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