It all began with a special gift to the mayor of Denver, a black bear named Billy Bryan. Today, Denver Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the United States.
With an exciting 15-20 year master plan in place, the 21st century will see Denver Zoo transformed into an exciting conservation center that will continue to further the evolution of superb zoo exhibitory.
A direction for today and promise for tomorrow
Denver Zoo Mission: Secure a better world for animals through human understanding
Denver Zoo Core Values:
Protect-We passionately commit our expertise and resources to saving animals and ensuring their long-term survival.
Honor-We strive for excellence in everything we do. We treat our public, animals, volunteers and staff with respect. We conduct ourselves with integrity.
Innovate- We strive to discover creative solutions through progressive thinking, practices and partnerships.
Engage- We connect people with animals and create defining moments to inspire everyone to respect, value and care for the natural world.
Empower- We equip our guests, communities, volunteers and staff with the knowledge and tools to take positive action for all species.
Serve- We deliver exceptional service to our customers, our animals and one another. We are a trusted resource for our community and provide programs and services that make meaningful contributions to one’s daily life.