Billy has arrived in Denver! The 5-year-old Asian elephant is getting aquainted with his new home at the Denver Zoo.
He arrived last night, June 23, after completing a flight from Amsterdam. The young bull, the third male elephant in the zoo's Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, will support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan with valuable genetics as he is unrelated to any elephants in the United States.
To prepare for Billy's journey, one zookeeper, one assistant curator, the area curator, two veterinarians, the vice president for animal care and one communications staff member flew in advance to Antwerpen Zoo. Staff began working with Billy to familiarize themselves with him and allow Billy to feel more comfortable as well. On Sunday, Billy arrived via a truck in Amsterdam and took a direct flight with the four-member caretaking team to Denver.
Billy was born Feb. 17, 2008 at Dublin Zoo, weighing 176 pounds. Visitors to Denver Zoo will be not be able to see Billy just yet as he must undergo a minimum 30-day quarantine behind the scenes but fans can follow his adventures at denverzoo.org.
It's going to be a great concert tonight! The Ultimate Thriller Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Tonight at Red Rocks and tickets are still available. By the way, we knew this, but Rolling Stone just rated Red Rocks the best Amphitheatre in the United States!
If you love Michael Jackson, you won’t want to miss one of the most powerful and dynamic concert experiences this summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Ultimate Thriller – The Michael Jackson Tribute.
Critics and thousands of fans in the U.S. and Europe who have attended this show have proclaimed it “the closest you can get to experiencing Michael Jackson live!”
For over two hours, The Ultimate Thriller takes audiences on a journey performing the memorable hits of Michael Jackson, including Jam, I’ll Be There, Rock With You, Black or White, Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller, Man in the Mirror, and many more. This summer, come celebrate the epic songs, iconic look, electrifying moves and magic that was and will always be Michael Jackson.
We all want to reach out and help Coloradoans affected by the devastating wildfires and tonight Colorado media are working together for Statewide Wildfire Fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross.
Thursday, June 20th, 4:30pm to 7:30pm you can call 1-877-667-6727 to give. Remember every bit helps.
All donations during the Red Cross 2013 Colorado Wildfires Fundraiser will support ongoing Red Cross efforts to help people affected by the recent Black Forest fire, as well as Red Cross responses to other Colorado wildfires that may occur this year. Donations will also support the organization’s work to make Colorado communities more prepared for and resilient in the face of wildfires.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Plains, Colorado has been named the 'Manliest State' and Englewood, Littleton and Denver are the top three 'Manliest Cities' according to Movoto. The list was created by reviewing barber shops, boxing gyms, car part stroes, hardware stores and others.
While the entire state is pretty much a Mecca of manliness, we thought we’d look a little closer and use our experience in ranking cities on a national level to determine which metros can claim to be the manliest.
Based on our research—which may or may not have involved some breaks to cut wood and wrestle bears—we found that the following Colorado cities are tops when it comes to manly stuff:
A 15-year-old lion at the Denver Zoo is undergoing cancer treatment that is the first of it's kind.
Rian, a 15-year-old South African lion, underwent surgery and is receiving chemotherapy for an aggressive cancer originating in his spleen. Veterinarians hope the treatment will extend and improve his quality of life while providing valuable information about how chemotherapy could help other zoo lions and large cats.
"We are very thankful for all the help and expertise CSU doctors continue to provide. Moving forward, this will be a very valuable relationship," said Denver Zoo Staff Veterinarian Dr. Betsy Stringer.
In mid-March, zookeepers noticed Rian acting significantly lethargic, prompting zoo veterinarians to perform a full physical examination, during which tests revealed a large mass in the lion's abdomen.
After exploratory surgery, further testing determined that Rian's spleen grew to that size because it was infiltrated with a type of cancer known as high-grade splenic lymphoma.