Take A Trip To The Denver Zoo

Residents of Retreat at Park Meadows can take an easy drive on I-25 to the Denver Zoo. It’s a fun place to spend the day and it is one of the most popular attractions in Denver. Founded in 1896, the zoo spans eighty acres and is home to four thousand animals that represent seven hundred species. The zoo is a leader in animal care and visitor experience, and exhibits include:

Predator Ridge – Predator Ridge is an award-winning exhibit where visitors can make their way through native brush and rock outcrops to see African dogs, spotted hyenas, and African lions.

The Edge – The Edge is the zoo’s newest exhibit and it brings visitors closer than ever to the majestic Amur tigers. It’s located on nearly a full acre and features connecting bridges that allow the animals to walk over visitors’ heads and 120-year-old pine trees that provide plenty of shade. According to the zoo’s website, this exhibit offers unique interactions as visitors are able to hear and smell the tigers through the mesh.

Toyota Elephant Passage – Known as the zoo’s crown jewel, the Toyota Elephant Passage is one of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America with two miles of interconnected trails on ten acres of varied terrain. Separated into three sections, visitors can explore and discover the rich history of elephants in Asian culture, their complicated relationship with humans, and the Denver Zoo’s efforts to protect their future.

Bear Mountain – Built in 1918, this national historic landmark was the first naturalistic habitat of its type in North America. Home to Asiatic black bears, grizzly bears, and coati, visitors can see these animals at eye level without noticeable bars and fences.

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