Progress Ahead! CMZoo Breaks Ground on Zoo Improvements
The first signs of a longtime vision to move the main road within the Zoo are starting to take shape at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The second week in July 2023, crews will bring in the heavy equipment to begin excavating the far edge of the play hill yard to make way for a brand-new road. . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Responds to Malicious Lawsuit
Today, we learned by way of local media, that we are being sued by an organization known in the Zoo industry for wasting credible organizations’ time and money. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a 376-page petition, naming our five beloved aging African elephants as plaintiffs in a case against our Zoo, and attempting to force . . .
Stock Up on Native, Drought-Resistant and Pollinator-Feeding Plants at CMZoo’s Annual Plant Sale
With buds forming on trees, migratory birds chirping and daffodils starting to emerge, Spring is upon us in Colorado Springs. Although experts recommend waiting to plant new greens in your garden until the end of May, now is the time to start planning for your backyard or patio oasis. CMZoo’s Annual Plant Sale, on May . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #4 Best Zoo in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD NAMED #2 BEST ZOO EXHIBIT IN NORTH AMERICA – For the seventh consecutive year, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This time, America’s mountain Zoo was recognized in two categories: #4 Best Zoo in North . . .
New Shipping Container Farm Produces its First Crop
Our new shipping container farm recently produced its first crop! The container is equipped with the latest hydroponic vertical growing technology, including blue and red LED grow lights with specialized wavelengths for leafy green production. In this first harvest, the CMZoo horticulture team looked for uniform shape and size in each plant, signs of disease . . .
Why Winter Zoo Visits are Wonderful
A magical experience is waiting for you at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this winter! With gorgeous views of Colorado Springs, CMZoo is the perfect place to be outside in nature, breathe fresh mountain air, grab a warm beverage from the Cozy Goat, get tickets at a discounted rate and visit your favorite animal friends. Almost all . . .
CMZoo Expands Shipping Container Farming with New Upright Hydroponic Grow System
There’s a new addition near the play hills at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: a brand-new shipping container farm, equipped with the latest hydroponic vertical growing technology, including blue and red LED grow lights with specialized wavelengths for leafy green production. The newly installed high-tech horticulture house is the next step in CMZoo’s goal toward a more . . .
Electric Safari Ranked Third Best Zoo Lights in U.S. by USA TODAY’S 10Best
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS CELEBRATION CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2023 – USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards today announced that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari ranked third in the national Best Zoo Lights category for the fourth year in a row. This is the seventh year running that Electric Safari has ranked in the top . . .
Carousel Temporarily Closing to Make Way for New Zoo Road
If you’re a carousel enthusiast, make plans now to merry-go-round at the Zoo one more time before the end of the year. Our historic roundabout will soon be temporarily disassembled to make way for a new road through the Zoo!
CMZoo Member Conservation Vote Grant Makes its Mark in Downtown Colorado Springs
Next time you’re exploring downtown Colorado Springs near the brand-new playground in Acacia Park, look down! You’ll see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s logo on a storm drain cover on the southwest corner of E. Platte Ave. and N. Tejon St. The CMZoo-branded drain cover is neat, but what’s underneath is the real interest: a special filter . . .