Conservation, Collaboration, Community.

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a membership association for animal care professionals comprised of numerous local chapters throughout the world. The mission of AAZK is to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s local AAZK chapter is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wild places by promoting community awareness and the professional growth of its members. We accomplish these goals by hosting annual fundraising events that provide funds to various worldwide conservation organizations, sponsor professional development opportunities for our members, and connect us with members of the local community. Follow us on our CMZ AAZK Facebook page to learn more.

Local AAZK Highlights

Take a look at who we are and what we do at CMZoo.

AAZK Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events

Cheers for Rhinos will occur in September 2021 – date TBA
Bowling for Rhinos will occur in October 2021 – date TBA

Artists Call for Donations

ART ON THE HOOF needs your art! – AAZK of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for local artists to donate animal or nature themed art to their annual Art on the Hoof fundraiser, June 12, 2021. Glass, wood, fiber, ceramics, wearable art, mixed media, sculpture, painting, metal, photography, basketry, print makers, jewelry, etc. All media types are welcome! Artists will receive a coupon code for a ticket discount.

To Donate Art: Complete this AOH Art Donation Form

Artists can drop off art at ticket booth or ship to:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo AAZK
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

For questions about the event email: [email protected]
For specific art questions email: [email protected]

Art on the Hoof – SAVE THE DATE

DATE: Saturday, June 12, 2021
TIME: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Broadmoor Valley Park (3750 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906)
Online ticket sales will open in May 2021

More event details coming soon!

For questions about the event email: [email protected]

Conservation Connections

AAZK plays a major role in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Our chapter at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo sponsors two core conservation organizations that are nominated by members as legacy projects to receive funding over the course of a two-year period. Members may also nominate additional organizations to receive funding or support on a case by case basis.

HIghlights of organizations AAZK of CMZoo chapter is currently sponsoring:.

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