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Who's Elbert? Meet Children’s Colorado and Denver Zoo's New Mascot


In addition to his home at the zoo, Elbert will travel to Children’s Colorado at least once a month to visit patients.
In addition to his home at the zoo, Elbert will travel to Children’s Colorado at least once a month to visit patients.

Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Denver Zoo unveiled their new mascot Sunday, Elbert the Bear.  The mascot highlights the new partnership between the zoo and Children’s Colorado.

In addition to his home at the zoo, Elbert will travel to Children’s Colorado at least once a month to visit young patients and bring smiles to their faces. The new mascot will help promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle for kids.

“Those days get really long for children who can’t get out of bed, and some children are there for months,” said Jena Hausmann, chief operating officer at Children’s Colorado, in an interview with CBS4 Denver.

Elbert was born in the Rocky Mountains and is named after Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado. We're very excited to welcome him to our family!

Learn more about Elbert the Bear.

  

See news coverage of Elbert the bear

CBS4 Denver:

Denver Zoo’s new mascot will visit kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado

9News:    

Denver Zoo introduces new mascot

The Denver Post:

Denver Zoo to unveil new mascot Sunday at clinic for kids