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In This Issue

NEW male Mexican grey wolf at the Zoo  


Electric Safari


Zoo Holiday Hours


Christmas Eve

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Electric Safari CLOSED


Christmas Day 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Electric Safari OPEN


New Year's Eve

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Electric Safari OPEN


New Year's Day

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Electric Safari OPEN 

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NOW through Jan. 1
(closed Christmas Eve)
Dec. 19 or 20
Dec. 20
Dec. 21
Dec. 26 or 27

Dec. 27
Dec. 29
Jan. 2 or 3
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Animal Encounter  

NEW male Mexican grey wolf at the Zoo 

In the Zoo's Wolf Woods, located in Rocky Mountain Wild, there is a new howl that can be heard. The Zoo welcomed nine-year old male wolf, Leopold, on November 19. He traveled from Calsbad, New Mexico to Colorado to be a new mate for Weeko, the Zoo's nine-year old female Mexican grey wolf.  


What's New at the Zoo         

Rocky Mountain goat exhibit expansion 

On the road up to the carousel, as you pass the bronze sculpture of a Rocky Mountain goat and the building that houses the goats at night, guests have noticed some construction activity - begging the question, what is the Zoo working on in the goat area? 


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Rescuing frogs in Panama

Dr. Della Garelle, Director of Field Conservation, recently traveled to Gamboa, Panama to assist our Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation (PARC) project partners in moving almost 500 frogs from holding pods located at Summit Zoo into new permanent isolation pods located at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The move provides hope for the expansion of the program.  


Keeper Cam

Digger loves winter at the Zoo! 

People Profile       

DeeAnn Wilfong 

Title: Veterinary Hospital Manager  

Hire Date:  August 2013  

Hometown:  Green River, Wyoming (not to be mistaken for the Utah version)  

Favorite Food:  Ice cream and coffee come to mind. They solve a variety of life's ills.  

Favorite Animal at the Zoo:  I enjoy all of them and can't pick just one. 


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Kids Corner         

Reindeer Gift Bag 

If your child is giving a gift to a teacher, a sibling or a family member this year, you can have them make the gift bags, too. This is the perfect craft for your kids to make someone in their lives feel extra special - a reindeer gift bag!  


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