Category Archives: Zoos, Aquariums and Animal Parks

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in the barren high dessert northwest of Denver. It exists to house animals that are confiscated from or donated by zoos, circuses, and private owners. Once here, the animals are introduced to others of their species … Continue reading

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

This is an odd place. It began back in 1977 when a family opened a tilapia fish farm. The water in the San Luis Valley is heated to 87° by geothermal springs, making it possible to raise the African perch … Continue reading

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Downtown Aquarium — Denver

We were in Denver, the weather was lousy and forecasted to get worse. We spent the afternoon at the aquarium. We were hungry when we arrived, so we went to the restaurant first. We had to wait 45 minutes for … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Colorado Springs’ zoo was recently named the sixth-best zoo in the country. It’s also the only one situated on the side of a mountain. We spent much of the day there, and saw everything there is to see. We began … Continue reading

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