Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Biko, Male Nile Hippo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed another multi-ton resident to the brand-new exhibit, Water’s Edge: Africa, on Tuesday evening. Biko (BEE-koh), a 17-year-old male Nile hippopotamus, will join female hippos, Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Nile Hippopotamus Species Survival Plan. He will continue to acclimate . . .
Summer Camp in a Box
It finally feels like summer! The weather is warm, the Zoo is open, and camp is in full swing. Summer Camp at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a uniquely wild experience, and this summer is no different. Well, it’s a little different. There are new guidelines in place to help keep staff, guests and campers happy . . .
Meet the Newest Giraffe Herd Member, Ohe!
Learn all about Ohe, newest member of the reticulated giraffe herd at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Back to The Waterhole
A Year in the Life of a Wyoming Toad
To celebrate the recent release of 148 Wyoming toads to the wild, we’re looking at a year in the life of our toads, which are bred at CZOo in an effort to help recover this species once considered extinct in the wild.
Tips for Enjoying This Abnormally Normal Summer at CMZoo
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, things certainly look different at the Zoo this summer. The response to our reopening has been overwhelming, and we’re grateful for your support. With a little planning, patience and information, our guests are enjoying America’s mountain Zoo with small changes that make a big impact. Read on to learn what you . . .
Spread Positivity – and get some for yourself! – with a Children’s Hospital Colorado Gratitude Gram
During such difficult times, we’re even more grateful to be a resource that can support our community’s mental well-being, by providing outdoor and nature-based activity – which has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Another way to bring positive thoughts and feelings into your own life, is to do something kind for others. Our . . .
Mountain Lion Kitten’s First Week at #CMZoo
Last week, Bob introduced you to the newest member of our #CMZoo family, an adorable mountain lion kitten! We may never know this little guy’s full backstory, but what we do know is he was rescued by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers after being found on a logging road outside of Spokane. Since . . .
Unveiling of Penny’s Memorial Sculpture 6-20-20
Welcome to the official unveiling of our memorial bronze statue honoring our 200th giraffe calf, Penny. Bob Chastain, president and CEO of #CMZoo, and Antonia Chastain, manager of public art for the Zoo and the sculptor of this piece, are telling us about this special tribute to the giraffe calf who touched the hearts of . . .
Bob Gives an Update on Penny’s Memorial Statue, and Introduces Our Newest Family Member
We recognize many of you were frustrated with our e-ticketing system and the restrictions we must follow to keep the Zoo open, but hope you recognize that we are doing our best to welcome you back in these difficult times. We hope this update from Bob brings a little perspective, and reminds you of the . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens After Nearly 3-Month Closure; Health Precautions and Limited Advance Ticketing in Place for June 6-19
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excited to announce its phased reopening to the public, beginning with members on Saturday, June 6. On Friday evening, the Zoo received final approval from Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) to reopen, following a nearly three-month closure due to the . . .