ANIMALS, LIGHTS AND HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO!


December 18, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO – Looking at your neighbors’ holiday lights is always fun, but neighborhoods around Colorado Springs are missing a few things...like lions, elephants and giraffes! At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari, over a million holiday lights AND wild animals can be seen each night! Select animal exhibits will be open during the event, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Aquatics, Rocky Mountain Wild (except grizzlies), Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Scutes Family Gallery and The Loft. Special animal keeper talks are also offered during all event nights.

Plus, Electric Safari hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be taking holiday wishes nightly through December 23.

Guests can take a break between seeing animals and enjoying the lights to warm up by one of the fire pits located throughout the Zoo, or they can stop into the Grizzly Grill for a sweet treat and a warm cup of joe or hot cocoa (available for purchase).

Be a Secret Santa to the Animals

Bring a gift on the animals’ wish list and receive $2 off an adult admission or $1 off a child admission. Each item donated is valid for one admission discount. Only new, unopened packages/containers will be accepted. Not valid with other discounts. Click here for the donation list under "Tickets".

Electric Safari Fast Facts

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dates: Now - Wednesday, January 1 (Closed Christmas Eve.)
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.).
Cost: $8.25 adults*
$5.25 children ages 3-11*
$4.25 military and their family (must present valid military ID)*
FREE for children ages 2 and under
FREE for Zoo members*
*Mountaineer Sky Ride can be added for an additional $4 for adults or $3 for children.

For more information, visit: http://cmzoo.org/ElectricSafari

Electric Safari is made possible by our generous sponsors: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Macy’s, Memorial Hospital, Toyota of Colorado Springs, Liberty Toyota and US Bank.


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, contact:

Jenny Hillard, marketing directorPhone: 719.633.9925 ext. 114, email: jhillard@cmzoo.org