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Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

At Geneva Glen Camp tucked in Indian Hills off of U.S. 285, gone are the days of kids squeezing into the dining hall for shared meals, group chants and breakout songs — at least for last summer and this one. But many of the camp’s other staples are making a comeback: overnights in cabins, outings […]

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Denver Zoo struggles during coronavirus to feed its hungry animals

By David Zalubowski, The Associated Press Katrina Eschweiler has 3,000 hungry diners to satisfy every day of the year, an enviable client base for any eatery in these turbulent times. But they’re not your usual clientele. They’re the year-round inhabitants of the Denver Zoo, and feeding more than 450 species is a painstaking, serious business. […]

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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?

As the spring thaw sweeps across Colorado’s mountains, the season has dawned deadly for the state’s bears. Already this year, wildlife officials have had to euthanize 12 bears, and more than 200 bear-human encounters have been reported to the state, according to Parks and Wildlife numbers. Some of those encounters are just sightings, but they […]

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

Bert Vescolani took over as Denver Zoo’s new CEO late last summer, but he says it’s a position he’s been working toward for decades. As a kid in Michigan, his family would take winter breaks from laboring in his father’s sporting goods shops to go skiing in Colorado, and, as an adult teaching high school […]

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There’s a lot more to the departure of Denver Zoo’s polar bears than you’ve heard

Last year, a federal animal-welfare inspector visiting Denver Zoo observed something worrisome: For long stretches at a time, the zoo’s male grizzly bear paced back and forth in his enclosure. He paced for 10 straight minutes one morning. When the inspector returned the next afternoon, the bear was pacing again. Over and over and over. […]