It’s January, and we’re celebrating two of our favorite friends. Cherished longtime Zoo champion, trustee, and donor Betty White’s birthday is January 17, and our feisty western lowland gorilla, Angela, is turning four years old on January 18! Betty’s story and Angela’s have been woven together since our beloved Betty passed away in December of 2021. Now it’s time to remember and celebrate with Angela & Lulingu, a picture book created with funds donated in Betty’s honor.
The Zoo is proud to announce the birth of six Santa Catalina Island rattlesnakes. Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Ian Recchio calls this a “significant” moment for the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this critically endangered snake.
The week of July 17 is National Zoo Keeper Week, and to celebrate the frontline stars of our Animal Care staff, we want to share some inside looks at what keepers do at the Zoo! Aside from wearing cool outfits and sharing their first-hand knowledge with guests, keepers do dozens of things that affect the day-to-day lives of animals.
There’s a brand-new, public-facing habitat in the LAIR, and you’re going to want to hop on over immediately to see it!
She and colleagues from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Smithsonian Zoo traveled to Ecuador’s Llanganates National Park in October 2022.
What is it like working in the field on the conservation projects that are so important for supporting endangered species? Journey with Conservation Director Dr. Owens through Argentina for his notes from the field on the sites, species, and friends he encountered during his most recent travel for giant otter conservation.
You’re going to want to hear what’s happened since the episode was recorded.