CMZoo Responds to Dismissal of Lawsuit; Judge Rules Elephants Should Stay in Their Own Home
A MESSAGE FROM BOB CHASTAIN, CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO PRESIDENT & CEO – You may recall that several months ago, we reported that an out-of-state animal rights group sued the Zoo and me as CEO for the release of our five elephants to a sanctuary of this group’s choosing. For the past five months, we have . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Says Goodbye to Beloved Bhutan, Snow Leopard
FELINE CAPTURED MILLIONS OF HEARTS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFEFTIME – An adored member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo animal family died from complications of advanced kidney disease late last week. Following his diagnosis earlier this year, we knew Bhutan’s time with us was limited, but it was still heartbreaking to lose him. Bhutan, a 15-year-old snow . . .
Stock Up on These Unique Gifts for a Good Cause
It’s that magical time of year when many people search for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a truly unique stocking stuffer, these options are sure put a smile on every face on your list. Plus, when you purchase something from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you . . .
Winter is Coming – and it is Prime Time for the North American River Otters
This fall’s warmer temperatures have been welcomed by a lot of Coloradans, but there are four chirpy rascals in Rocky Mountain Wild that would choose a snow day over any other kind of day. For North American river otters, Pivane (pah-VAWN-ay), Enapay (eh-NAW-pay), Darwin and Newton, it’s past due time to bring on more white . . .
43-Year-Old Gorilla, Juju, Adjusts to New Care Plan Following Kidney Disease Diagnosis
Juju, a 43-year-old female Western lowland gorilla, is adjusting to a new care plan after a health scare at the end of October 2023. She has experienced phases of discomfort that her team supported her through in the past. But, this time, she seemed to have less specifically-located pains and more general discomfort. After a . . .
Kenyan Conservation Partner, Ewaso Lions, Visits CMZoo to Inspire Staff and Get Hands-On with Big Cats
Ewaso Lions is a longtime member-supported conservation organization in Kenya dedicated to conserving lions and other large carnivores by promoting coexistence between people and wildlife. They provide local communities with conservation advocates, transportation, veterinary equipment and vaccinations for pet dogs, among other things. Since 2017, CMZoo members have sent more than $80,000 to support their . . .
Gidgee’s New Wallaby Joey is having a Pouch Party
Exciting news! One of the red-necked wallabies in our mob, Gidgee, is carrying her third wallaby joey. Gidgee was first time mom to Clifford in 2020 and had her second joey, TimTam, in 2021. It’s hard to know the exact birth date but we think that Gidgee’s wiggly joey is about two months old. Wallaby . . .
What’s New with the ‘Three-Under-Five Giraffe Squad!’
They may be tall but Viv, Kay, and Wednesday are the littles of the giraffe herd. Their zoomies, curiosity and bold personalities breathe energy into the herd. Viv, Kay and Wednesday are besties and munch, nap, play and even train together. Each giraffe is at a slightly different level of hoof care training and blood . . .
CMZOO LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT AT LAST 21-AND-UP EVENT OF THE YEAR: ELECTRIC MOONLIGHT
GUESTS WILL ENJOY FOOD, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, VISITS WITH THEIR FAVORITE ANIMALS AND HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE MOUNTAIN – Make plans for an adults-only mistle-toast to the season at Electric Moonlight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 7, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There’s nowhere else you can sip cocktails, sample food, enjoy live . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Helps Expand Wildlife-Saving Mobile Shopping App to 3rd Continent
PALMOIL SCAN APPTM NOW AVAILABLE FOR CONSCIENTIOUS CONSUMERS IN AUSTEALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – Auckland Zoo and Zoos South Australia are the latest zoos joining Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZoo) on a worldwide effort, led by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), to empower consumers to advocate for wildlife with their shopping choices. Smart . . .