Denver Zoo's new habitat area opened June 22. Two days ago I was able to walk through it in entirety for the first time. Although the lions and wild dogs are separated by a deep concrete moat and electrical fencing, a viewer gets the impression that he/she is looking across the African plains, viewing the animals in their natural habitat. Predator Ridge, the first portion of The Denver Zoo Millenium Plan was launched in 1999 with a Bond Issue approved by voters to upgrade the feline quarters, the only remaining box and bar configurations at our zoo. With the opening of this new space, all the animals have the amount and quality of habitat that they require.