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 . . .
Meet the African Penguins!
Join us for breakfast on the beach of Water’s Edge: Africa. Animal keeper, Al, is feeding our flock of 11 African penguins while she tells us about their personalities – and how you can identify each penguin. Back to The Waterhole
Video Tour of Water’s Edge: Africa
Meet some of the keepers, see some of the animals and learn about some of the cool features of our newest exhibit for hippos and penguins – Water’s Edge: Africa! Back to The Waterhole
Meet Zena, CMZoo’s New Red River Hog
A new African Rift Valley resident is making progress with her keepers and is taking her time getting to know her potential mate. Six-year-old Red River hog, Zena, came to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on a breeding recommendation with 12-year-old Hubert, who has lived at CMZoo since 2008. Zena, who can be identified by her unique . . .
Stay Connected with Virtual Zoo Programs!
Like most businesses, the Zoo has adapted to these unprecedented times and is committed to our mission of connecting people with animals. The Zoo may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see the animals or virtually visit our grounds! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has launched four different virtual programs keep you connected and offer . . .
Have A WILD Experience at Summer Zoo Camp!
These are certainly abnormal times, but we’re forging ahead as normally as possible — and that means it’s time to start planning Summer Zoo Camp! Although the future is a little unclear, our goal is to operate summer camp as we do every year, with lots of fun animal experiences for campers from kindergarten through . . .