Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Brand-New Baby Giraffe – and It’s a Girl!
MOM AND BABY ARE DOING WELL; GUESTS CAN SEE THEM TOMORROW Bailey, a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed a calf to the herd today at 10:49 a.m. MT. Bailey and the baby are doing well and will be visible from a short distance to guests in the giraffe barn tomorrow, as long . . .
A Hard Day for Conservation
CHEYENNE MOUNTIAN ZOO LOSES MOUNTAIN TAPIR AND MEXICAN WOLF IN SAME DAY, HOLDS ON TO HOPE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES Cheyenne Mountain Zoo said goodbye to two rare and endangered animals on Thursday, shining an even brighter light on the gravity of many species’ situations on this planet. Cofan, a 19-year-old mountain tapir, and Luna, a . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Establishes International Center for the Care and Conservation of Giraffe
The results are in! Last month, we asked for your help to finalize our logo for an exciting new endeavor. Thanks to your votes, we’re happy to share the final result and to tell you more about our program. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has established a first-of-its-kind giraffe training, knowledge-sharing and giraffe emergency response program, called . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Surpasses $4 Million Quarters for Conservation Milestone
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and its guests and members are celebrating a huge milestone, having raised $4 million for wildlife and wild places, since the Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) program launched in 2008. Every visitor to the Zoo receives three “quarter” tokens representing the 75¢ Q4C allocation from their admission fee. They can then show . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Awards Savelii Memorial Fund Grant
As you know, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and our community raised funds in our time of heartbreak after losing our female Amur tiger, Savelii, in March 2020. I wanted to update you on the steps we have taken to put those funds to use and about the importance and conservation impact of this funding. Please enjoy . . .
A Life Ended Too Soon vs. The Consequences of Inaction
A message from Bob Chastain, President and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Read more…
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Baby Girl Giraffe Calf
Bailey, an 8-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed her very first calf to the herd at 11:37 a.m. today. Bailey and the female giraffe calf are doing well. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will be named after she is 30 days old. “You couldn’t ask anything more of a first-time mom,” . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Becomes ‘Water Neutral’ with Trout Unlimited Winter Water Offset Partnership
Running a zoo requires a substantial amount of water. There are guest facilities, water features in animal habitats, cleaning and sanitation, horticulture, food and beverage services, maintenance and, of course, human and animal water consumption to consider. Leaning on his background in horticulture, environmental education and ecology, and his involvement in global conservation projects, Cheyenne . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Members Donate $20,000 to Australia Bushfire Recovery
Simply by visiting the Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo members and guests contribute to important global conservation work. “Watching the devastating bushfires in Australia from our living rooms in Colorado can leave you feeling helpless and wondering what you can do to make a difference,” said Bob Chastain, CMZoo president and CEO. “It’s important to note . . .
Restoring Colorado’s Natural Balance: An Effort to Reintroduce the Gray Wolf
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to a pack of seven Mexican wolves, and we support the restoration of a similar species – the gray wolf – to our state’s wild places on the Western Slope. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a long history of working to restore and relocate species, including black-footed ferrets, Wyoming toads, Mexican . . .