If You Missed Free Zoo Day, Here’s a Recap in Photos

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The Denver Zoo consists of a whopping 80 acres of land. That means on free admission day, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

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For over 100 years the Denver Zoo has been home to a host of critters from across the globe. Throughout the years they have been committed to maintaining the highest quality of animal care, staying active in conservation efforts and educating the people of Colorado.

According to guest relations at the Denver Zoo the Scientific and Cultural Facility District assures that organizations across Denver offer a few days each year of free admission because of tax breaks. So on Feb. 12th, 2017 the zoo treated the public to a free day, allowing more people to hear their message and visit the wide variety of animals they care for.

If you missed it, do not fret! There is another free day in November. Check out these photos to hold you off until then.

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  • The Denver Zoo consists of a whopping 80 acres of land. That means on free admission day, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • In the open exhibit, guests are transported to the animals’ natural habitat. If you look close, you can spot two sloths high in the tree tops. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • The Tropical Discovery building is home to brilliantly stunning sea life. This exhibit houses swaying anemones and clown fish. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • The Denver Zoo is home to many favorites, such as lions. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • Peacocks strut free around the zoo, inviting visitors to capture a close up snapshot of their colorful feathers. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • Free Zoo day drew incredible crowds. But, if you were lucky, you might find an exhibit without a ocean of people blocking it. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • There’s no shortage of interactive features at the zoo. From drums to educational demos, there’s tons for kiddos, or the kids at heart, to enjoy. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • The sea lions were another popular exhibit. Some of the bunch perched on the rocks, basking in the sun. Others danced and flipped in the water. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • Crowds loved these little penguins. They filled through their tunnels in a single file line, darting into the water on occasion. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • The Denver Zoo is home to critters some guest might discover for the first time. Here we see a freshwater river puffer. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • In some exhibits, guests can get up close and personal with the animals. Here’s a handsome fella who roams free in a Bird World open exhibit.

  • A lion fish greats a large crowd of admirers in the Tropical Discovery building. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

  • As the crowds subsided and the sun dipped behind the mountains, a lone peacock bids another successful free zoo day goodbye. Photo credit: Selena Rodriguez

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