Within the Zoo and Beyond.

This is a critical time for the Earth's animals. Our planet now faces perhaps the largest mass species extinction in its history, comparable only to the time when dinosaurs disappeared. That's why Cheyenne Mountain Zoo works hard to protect endangered species, through both in-house, regional and global conservation programs.

Within the Zoo, we protect and breed animals such as the black-footed ferret, mountain tapir and Mexican grey wolf to ensure their future survival. To prevent the extinction of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, we participate in more than 30 cooperative Species Survival Programs.

Beyond the Zoo, we contribute to these collaborative wildlife conservation efforts:

  • Conservation Action Partnerships—Specific plans for meeting the conservation needs of endangered species.
  • Taxon Advisory Groups—Experts who provide insights into the conservation needs of entire taxa, or groups of related species.
  • International Species Inventory System (ISIS)—Global database of information on more than 2 million animals and their environments.
  • Regional Species Recovery Programs—Programs that provide blueprints for the conservation of threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.
  • Field Conservation Programs—Reintroducing endangered species, protecting habitats and supporting native wildlife conservation efforts.

The Earth's animals are depending on all of us to turn the trend toward extinction around toward sustainable wildlife populations. At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we are doing everything we can to help, but we desperately need your support.