Mimi the Elephant has been at the Denver Zoo since 1961 and is One of Oldest Elephants in North American Zoos. Mimi is aging and her health is fading. Soon, the Denver Zoo says that this special Elephant will go into what they call "Hospice Care." Mimi was born in India, and while Mimi's birth date is not known the Zoo believes she is at least 53 years old, making her one the oldest elephants in North American zoos.
"We have had the honor of caring for Mimi since 1961. She has been a tremendous ambassador for generations of Denver Zoo guests and a beloved member of our community," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper.
Piper went on to say:
"Although we will continue to offer her the best of care and hope she rebounds, the time has come to allow her to live her remaining time with the dignity and respect she so richly deserves. Mimi has good days and bad days and we have no way of knowing how much time she has left. However, no matter how much we wish, nothing will turn back time and give her the health she enjoyed in her youth."
Zoo staff will be monitoring Mimi's health very closely and keep her as comfortable as possible. According to the Denver Zoo, Mimi continues to be loved by everyone in Denver and Denver Zoo will continue to provide updates when appropriate.
We've all had those calls from telmarketers in the past, but this time a telemarketer threatened a Colorado resident in Mead, saying they would blow up their house after refusing to buy a product, according to an article. Tuesday evening a telemarketer called a home in Mead around 6:30 p.m. and threatened to blow up the home after a family refused to buy a product they were trying to sell. Weld County Sheriff’s Office along with Dacono Police evacuated several homes in the Mead neighborhood and searched the house but nothing was found.
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When the homeowner said he was not interested in the product for sale, the telemarketer said there was a bomb in that house and it would blow it up if anyone left, said Tim Schwartz, spokesman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
The homeowner said the telemarketer had a foreign accent.
"We’re guessing the call didn’t originate in the U.S.," Schwartz said.
Just a reminder, anyone you currently have an existing business relationship with such as banks or insurance companies can still call you and political organizations and charities still have the right to call you legally.
Get ready to enjoy unlimited four-ounce beer samples from nearly 40 of the region's top breweries, a free full-size souvenir mug at the end of the night, complimentary appetizers, live animal demonstrations, music and dancing.
Drawing more than 3,000 people to the Denver Zoo, this event usually sells out. You can buy your tickets online today to enjoy unlimited four-ounce beer samples from nearly 40 of the region's top breweries, a free full-size souvenir mug at the end of the night, complimentary appetizers, live animal demonstrations, music and dancing. General Admission tickets are $70, Event Preview tickets are $100 and Designated Driver tickets are $30 and are available until 5 p.m. Friday, August 31 or until the event sells out. No ticket sales will be available at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend.
About the Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 577 projects in 58 countries on all seven continents. In 2011 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 84 projects in 17 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.
The Denver Zoo will close at noon on Friday, September 7 to prepare for Brew At The Zoo.
Known for it's reasonably priced flights to Las Vegas and vacation packages that included a Vegas hotel and airfare at a reasonable price, many will be sad to hear that Allegiant Air is ending service at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport by the middle of October, according to reports.
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The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports airport director Jason Licon, Loveland public works director Keith Reester and a Fort Collins city official were told of the airline's plans in a conference call Monday with Allegiant executives.
Katy Perry is known for changing her hair color often. I think I've seen her in pictures and videos with pink hair, blue hair, etc, well her latest hair color is orange. Revealed in an online video from E News Now.
Let's keep all of those along the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Florida and beyond in our thoughts as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on Tuesday and becomes a Category 1 Hurricane.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Isaac became a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday with winds of 75 mph. It could get stronger by the time it's expected to reach the swampy coast of southeast Louisiana.
President Barack Obama said Gulf Coast residents should listen to local authorities and follow their directions as Isaac approached.
I love being a grandfather..it's the best.... or as my grandchildren call me...PaPoo. On Sunday we had the family over for dinner and my grandson Greyson was there. he is what has been said is an Indigo Child or an old soul..someone who supposedly been here before. He constantly amazes me with what comes out of his mouth at the age of 4. So we are sitting at dinner and out of the blue he asks me........"Papoo how old were you when you first tooted?"....yes you read it correct....I didn't know what to say I was so shocked..imagine me speechless!
Scott began his television career in Colorado Springs in 1958 and the popular show was moved to Channel 2, KWGN in 1966 the show ran until 1998, when it was canalled.
Scott created a Colorado legend and legacy as Blinky, a red-nosed, plaid-jacketed, pouty-mouthed goof whose gentle humor made a would-be thief temporarily reform his ways and whose safety tips prompted generations of children to look both ways before crossing the street.