-- Opening of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Encounter Africa moved to FRIDAY, May 3 --

April 30, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s elephants will have to wait a few days longer to cut the ribbon on their new Encounter Africa exhibit. The weather for tomorrow is taking a turn for the worse and our pachyderms cannot be outside unless it is over 40 degrees.

Please join us FRIDAY, MAY 3 at 10 a.m. for what will (still) be the media event of the year! We hope this change of plans will be better weather for the elephants and for your media equipment!

About Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts and truly fantastic animal experiences. It is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s hope that guests fall in love with animals and nature, and take action to protect them. Of the 224 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of just nine operating without tax support. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo depends on admissions, membership dues and donations for funding.

For further information or unique press opportunities, contact:

Erica Meyer
Phone: 719.633.9925 ext. 140 

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