|A HALLOWEEN CRAB PHOTOGRAPHY BY S.MASON|
A DIFFERENT KIND OF UNIVERSITY--A ZOO
Based on our experiences Denver Zoo staff and volunteers are some of the most engaging people we have come across when visiting zoos. Sometimes we speak of them as ambassadors for the zoo, but they are also educators that conduct programs to teach people about animals. Meet Short Stack and Echo...two of the many creatures in Denver Zoo's mission to educate people to those we share the world with.
This is Short Stack, a pancake tortoise.
This is Echo, a hawk.
Its almost inconceivable to visit a zoo and not come away with a more acute awareness if not an education of the animal kingdom. Denver Zoo, everyday, is a place of learning, and that is not something extra one receives during the visit--it is part of the experience itself. As we have come to learn all worthy zoos are really another form of an ark and such arks serve as an university of life, and from a recent zoo visit, life that once was...
DINOS AT DENVER ZOO
Not just big but life size, beautiful animatronics dinos with learning experiences about them are all over Denver Zoo! The following are just a few of them. To get a sense of their size, check out the man in the blue shirt.