Wild’n Out Wednesdays with The Denver Zoo!

Written by on September 15, 2021

THE DROP is tapping into our inner beast for “Wild’n Out Wednesdays!”

Tune in every Wednesday through October for fun Zoo facts, giveaways and MORE! Stay connected to our social media pages @thedrop303 for fun facts and “wild” content!
Wildin’ Out Wednesday is supported by The Denver Zoo

Conservation The Denver Zoo

As a leading zoo-based conservation organization, Denver Zoo is fully committed to the care of its animals on its 84-acre campus, as well as the conservation of species all around the world.

Denver Zoo was among the first zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to lead global field conservation programs. The Zoo started working in Mongolia in 1998 and has worked to expand its wildlife conservation efforts ever since.

Today the Zoo commits nearly $2 million each year in support of on-campus research and field conservation programs in Mongolia, Vietnam, Peru and here in the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains region of the U.S.

One of the programs Denver Zoo leads here in Colorado is the Colorado Pika Project. The Zoo partners with Rocky Mountain Wild to study American pika, a small, mountain-dwelling relative of the rabbit that is believed to be an indicator of certain impacts of climate change on alpine ecosystems.

In addition to its core conservation programs, Denver Zoo has dedicated staff, funding or both to support more than 600 conservation projects in 62 countries over the past 25 years. These projects include rescue and rehabilitation efforts, and initiatives to reduce conflict between animals and humans.

Here at home, the Zoo actively participates in Species Survival Plans in collaboration with other accredited zoos. These programs help the survival of many threatened, endangered and critically endangered species by keeping populations within zoos and aquariums healthy, diverse and abundant.

More about The Denver Zoo

As one of Colorado’s most vital cultural cornerstones, Denver Zoo is dedicated to providing the communities they serve with an intimate, inspiring and informative first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature.

The Denver Zoo’s 84-acre campus is an enchanting urban field station, where 3,000+ wonderful wild animals serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts all over the world. Our award-winning education and outreach teams spark curiosity for learners of all ages throughout metropolitan Denver.

In addition, their global Field Conservation and Emergency Wildlife Response teams have worked tirelessly for more than two decades to protect species threatened by human encroachment, habitat loss and catastrophic events.

That’s why The Denver Zoo is more devoted than ever to living their mission—Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations—each and every day. “The survival we ensure may be our own.”

For more information visit https://denverzoo.org/about/

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