What’s New with the Flock? African Penguin Awareness Day is October 10
International African Penguin Awareness Day is October 10, and the African penguin keepers at Water’s Edge: Africa have a special social media celebration in the works. On our Facebook and YouTube channels, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will share a video about our flock of 16 African penguins, who serve as animal ambassadors for their wild counterparts. . . .
Abuto, African Lion Patriarch, Under Close Monitoring for Changes in Health
Most people who have been to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have seen our African lions majestically gazing out over Colorado Springs from atop Pride Rock, or hanging out on the perches and heated floors in their Relaxation Room. Abuto, CMZoo’s 9-year-old African lion pride patriarch, is an amazing ambassador for his species, having formed countless connections . . .
Wolves Could Return to the Wilds of Colorado, With Your Support
Last year, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo joined the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (RMWAF) and other partners to collect signatures for a petition that successfully landed a proposition on this year’s general election ballot. Proposition #114 asks Colorado voters to decide if gray wolves, once native to the state, should be carefully reintroduced to the Western . . .
New to My Big Backyard: Adorable Chicks!
Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Well, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has some very special honorees making their appearance just in time to celebrate! We are welcoming a new flock of little ladies to the chicken yard in My Big Backyard who will eventually be a part of the chicken feeding experience. The . . .
Checking in with the Golden Girls, CMZoo’s African Elephants
The Wilgruen Elephant Center in Encounter Africa is home to six African elephants named Jambo (37), Malaika (34), Lucky (40), LouLou (38), Kimba (42) and Missy (51). All of these precious pachyderms are considered to be advanced in age, and that’s no coincidence. Our ‘Golden Girls,’ as we affectionately call them, are the beneficiaries of . . .
Atka’s Next Adventure: in Partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado
As kids head back to school with so many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our partner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, has provided a guide to helping prepare children and their parents for what’s to come with this blog. Likewise, one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s youngest residents is preparing for big changes ahead. Atka, a 3-month-old . . .
What’s Next for Koda
Koda, our nearly 4-month-old mountain lion kitten who came to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in June after being found alone on a logging road in Washington, will soon start introductions with one-year-old mountain lions Adira and Sitka. For now, Koda is still too small to safely explore the outdoor mountain lion spaces, so he has access . . .
Join Godric, Hedwig and Nesher for International Vulture Awareness Day
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family is getting excited for International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on Saturday, September 5, 2020 – almost as excited as Godric, Hedwig and Nesher, CMZoo’s three vultures, get for training time. When 6-year-old male African cape vulture, Godric, and 14-year-old female African cape vulture, Hedwig, see their keepers approaching, they come . . .
Three NEW Ways to Celebrate Birthdays with the Zoo!
Celebrating birthdays in this unusual time can be tough, but Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a new and fun way to (safely) celebrate that special day! The Birthday Party Pack is an all-inclusive Zoo visit that allows guests to socially distance, see animals in person, and get some great birthday amenities. Birthday Party Pack includes the . . .
Biko Makes a Splash in Water’s Edge: Africa
Biko (BEE-koh), a 17-year-old male Nile hippopotamus who joined us at the end of June, is quickly winning over the hearts of humans and hippos alike. In just a couple of months, he has learned to navigate his new home, met CMZoo’s hippos sisters, Zambezi and Kasai, warmed up to his keepers, and started engaging . . .