Denver Zoo CEO Bert Vescolani holds a black-breasted leaf turtle inside the zoo's Tropical Discovery exhibit on Jan. 29, 2019. Vescolani was named the zoo's CEO in August 2018. (Courtesy of Denver Zoo)

Why Denver Zoo’s new CEO thinks the zoo of the future will likely have fewer animals

A Q&A with Bert Vescolani on aging exhibits, ugly creatures and that time he led a program to train sharks

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Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

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Colorado wildlife officials have already put down 12 bears this year. Can a new Denver Zoo exhibit help reverse the trend?

Denver Zoo’s Harmony Hill aims to teach visitors how to keep bears -- and themselves -- safe