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 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #3 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 sixth 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: #3 Best Zoo in North . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Earns ‘Extremely Rare’ Clean Accreditation from Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has earned an incredibly rare clean report of inspection and its seventh consecutive five-year accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). In nearly 50 years of accreditations, CMZoo is only the fourth organization to earn a ‘clean’ report, which means there wasn’t a single major or minor concern reported. Today, . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Announces Plans to Close Monkey Pavilion
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is moving forward with plans to demolish Monkey Pavilion, located centrally near the Zoo’s eateries and historic carousel, starting in November. Monkey Pavilion was built in 1942 and originally housed big cats, such as tigers, leopards and lions. Since then, the building has undergone renovations to support residents including lemurs, monkeys, sloths . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Staff Celebrates Hippo Homecoming
Saturday, May 23, 2020 (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – With Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Issues Resolved, Nile Hippos Return to CMZoo! The sounds of hippo ‘laughs’ are once again echoing from the side of Cheyenne Mountain. Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), CMZoo’s Nile hippo sisters, are back home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! The two female hippos . . .
Our First African Penguins Have Arrived at Water’s Edge: Africa!
We have BIG NEWS on #WorldPenguinDay! Our first five African penguins have arrived! Since our temporary closure, we’ve continued work on Water’s Edge: Africa, our new home for hippos, penguins, warthogs, lemurs and more. We’re happy to report the new exhibit’s first residents are settling in. In this video, meet CMZoo African penguins Pomona, Safara, . . .
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO CLOSES TEMPORARILY; PLANS TO REOPEN APRIL 17, 2020
UPDATE: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s reopening date has been changed from April 1, 2020 to April 17, 2020. This is an update to the Zoo’s official statement from March 16, 2020, which you can find below. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we believe we have multiple responsibilities to our community, in addition to . . .
Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Update #11 – January 24th 2020
Bob Chastain, CMZoo president and CEO, is back with an update on Water’s Edge: Africa! From the indoor penguin pool, Bob gives the details about the pool and underground excavation, soil testing (good news!), and reconstruction of the hippo and penguin pools. The next step is additional water testing, which involves measuring how much the . . .
Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Update #10 – December 2019
We're back with an update on our hippo and penguin exhibit under construction, Water's Edge: Africa. Bob Chastain, president and CEO of CMZoo, explains why we're experiencing delays and gives the most recent anticipated opening timeline. We really wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas, but (#spoileralert) it's going to be at least a few more months until we can welcome the hippo girls home...
An Update on Water’s Edge: Africa
“When will the new hippo and penguin exhibit open?” has been a common question we’ve received both in-person and online for the past several months. Our President & CEO, Bob Chastain, is here to give you a few updates on why we can’t pinpoint an exact opening date for you just yet, and what has . . .