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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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality