Denver Attractions - Denver Zoo

by James C - Date: 2007-02-06 - Word Count: 301 Share This!

The Denver Zoo is an extremely popular attraction for both the residents and for the visitors of Denver, Colorado. There is almost no better way to spend a sunny day in Denver than by going to the zoo. Keep reading this article to learn what makes the Denver Zoo such a popular attraction and to learn why you should go for a visit.

The Denver Zoo is home to over 4000 animals and over 750 different species of animals. It is home to many rare and endangered animals such as the Komodo Dragon, the Western Lowland Gorilla and endangered cheetahs. The animals are divided in different exhibits which successfully attempt to recreate their natural environment. For example, there is the Predator Ridge exhibit which attempts to recreate the African savannah. There you will find such African predators as lions, and hyenas in a realistic environment. Another exhibit at the zoo is the Bear Mountain. This exhibit is notorious for its use of simulated rockwork made from concrete.

Built in 1918 it was the first such type of exhibit in any zoo in the United States. That's not the only first at the Denver Zoo though. The zoo is also home to the country's first natural gas powered train which you can ride on for a ticket price of only $1. This really just scratches the surface of what is available at the Denver Zoo. There is much much more waiting for you when you go for a visit and I am sure you will not regret your decision to go.

If you would like to visit the Denver Zoo you can find it at 2300 Steele Street in Denver, Colorado. Before you visit you should get current hours, check on special events and get current ticket prices by calling the information line at 303-376-4800.

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