Go wild at the zoo
By Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 27, 2012
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Bored on Buckley? The Denver Zoo is in the spotlight this week giving visitors an opportunity to get out and see some exotic animals.
The zoo offers more than 80 acres of sprawling exhibits featuring approximately 4,000 animals consisting of 700 species. Animals include everything from lions, tigers and bears to komodo dragons, kangaroos and elephants. Of these species at the Denver Zoo, 188 are considered to be threatened or endangered, while three species are extinct in the wild.
The zoo is located 35 minutes from Buckley and is available to the public. For more information, check out the Denver Zoo's official website at www.denverzoo.org.