Hooray for hippos
We’re building new homes for our hippos and penguins, and giving our EdVenture programs for children a big boost with a brand new building!
Making Waves is all about creating a big splash for our aquatic animals while giving YOU exciting new ways to experience them when you visit the Zoo.
For example, have you ever:
- Waddled among penguins?
- Stood face to face with a hippopotamus?
- Teetered across a suspension bridge over a yard of hippos?
- Studied giant tortoises up-close and in detail?
- Watched lemurs rule their own island?
These encounters and more will be available to you when we open our new aquatics exhibit in 2019. The exhibit is designed for maximum opportunities to experience our animals, but also to sustain successful breeding programs for our Nile hippos and endangered African penguins. What’s more, the exhibit’s new water recycling system is an environmentally friendly feature that will help us do our part for local water conservation.
We’re also building a brand new EdVenture complex for our multiple outdoor and animal-related programs for children ages 2-17. These popular programs, ranging from award-winning summer camps, to international Teen Adventure excursions are a key component of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s mission to inspire conservation action on behalf of wild animals and wild places. The complex, which will be located near the Zoo’s main entrance, will feature ADA-accessible bathrooms for the benefit of all our guests.
Make a splash and help us fund the flock
All of this will soon be a reality when the Making Waves project is complete. We are very near our goal of $10.4 million – check out the big thermometer – thanks to a lot of people who care about the Zoo and its animals. But to cross the finish line (and give our African penguin flock their own outdoor beach), we need a little more help. Every donation, big or small, gets us closer to reaching our goal – and we are very close!
There are many ways to donate, too, so please feel free to contact Tracey Gazibara, VP of Philanthropy and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Total Raised: $10,217,041