Denver Zoo announces ‘Down Under’ habitat to open in 2023

The Australia and New Zealand-themed habitat is scheduled to open up in summer time 2023 on the aged Hen Planet web-site and surrounding locations, the zoo stated.

DENVER — Almost two and a 50 percent several years right after Denver Zoo closed its old Chook Globe exhibit, it introduced options on Tuesday for that place.

The Zoo plans to open an Australia- and New Zealand-themed habitat identified as “Down Beneath” that will encompass the former Chook Earth site and the encompassing area on the south aspect of the zoo. The habitat is scheduled to open in summer months 2023.

“The closure of Chook Globe in 2019 introduced us with an outstanding option to produce improved habitats for our animals and encounters for our company,” claimed Bert Vescolani, Denver Zoo president and CEO, in a news release. “ ‘Down Under’ will give us the exclusive possibility to tell a tale about a region that shares a large amount of climatic and environmental similarities with Colorado, and encourage wildlife-pleasant behavior improvements in our group.”

The demolition of Chook Planet is underway, and development of “Down Underneath” will start this summer, the zoo claimed.

The nearly 2-acre habitat will have landscaping that mimics the ecosystems of Australia and New Zealand. At the main of the habitat will be a wander-through wallaby place and the zoo’s initial “conservation station,” which lets site visitors put conservation learnings into apply, according to the zoo.

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The zoo explained it’s constructing interactions with colleagues and indigenous collaborators to integrate the function of indigenous understanding and methods about indigenous species and ecosystems.

Denver Zoo supports conservation and wildlife rescue programs in Australia and New Zealand. The zoo said that considering the fact that 2018, it has supported the Kea Conservation Belief, which functions to preserve the endangered parrot species indigenous to New Zealand.

In addition to “Down Underneath,” the zoo is making a new habitat for its Chilean and American flamingos, which is also scheduled to open up in 2023.

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