How to Help Keep Wild Bears Alive in Your Own Neighborhood
Colorado’s wildlife and wild places draw millions of visitors to our state every year. We often talk about how to visit Colorado responsibly and how to stay bear aware while exploring the great outdoors. Wild native black bears roam throughout our state, including in many residential and urban settings, so Colorado residents shoulder a lot . . .
Find Your Professional Passion at the Zoo! Summer Work Opportunities include Guest Experiences, Summer Camp, Food Service and Retail
Summer is the busiest season of the year at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as we welcome locals on summer break and out-of-towners spending their vacations in the Rocky Mountains. Though the number of animals we care for typically stays the same during those warmer months, the number of guests can be thousands more than those who . . .
Horticulture Team Tested, Orangutan-Approved: CMZoo’s Shipping Container Farm Produce is a Hit with Primates, Giraffe and Wallabies
In July, we told you about the new shipping container farm growing produce for animals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Since then, CMZoo’s horticulture team has been working through challenges and growing their knowledge, along with lots of lettuce. Last month, they harvested their first test yield of romaine lettuce for CMZoo’s giraffe herd! “They ate . . .
Delivering A Feast of Epic Proportions: Meet our Commissary Team
Are you busy preparing your own epic feast this Thanksgiving? CMZoo’s commissary team prepares hundreds of meals every day for the animals in our care. Learn more about what goes into feeding and enriching our animals from our commissary manager, Chelsea! Back to The Waterhole
CMZoo Veterinary Clinic and Hospital Provides On-Site Preventive and Specialty Care for Animals Big and Small
One the of many benefits of living at the Zoo is our animals’ access to round-the-clock expert veterinary care. Combined, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s veterinary team has more than 100 years of experience in the veterinary field. The team of six brings an extensive background in animal medicine, conservation, research, education, animal husbandry training and clinical . . .
CMZoo Tests Grow Pod as Sustainable On-Site Source for Lettuce
Have you noticed the shipping container next to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s historic carousel and wondered what’s going on? CMZoo is planning to grow lettuce using a retired shipping container. But, that’s simplifying things. Inside the modified shipping container’s sturdy walls lies a high-tech, energy efficient, and bio-safe grow house. It’s hard to find a project . . .
Join Digger and Emmett for Campsite Bear Awareness Tips
Spring is here! As many Coloradoans start exploring our beautiful wild places, it’s important to help our curious native black bears stay safe, by helping them avoid human-wildlife conflicts. Although grizzly bears aren’t found in the wild in Colorado, our CMZoo grizzlies are here to help you learn how to keep our native black bears . . .
Find Peace, Quiet and Exercise at CMZoo
We hear it all the time from members and guests in African Rift Valley: “I needed some giraffe therapy!” Just being around the giraffe (or whichever species you connect with) can lighten a mood, slow a racing mind, ground us to nature, and provide a quiet moment for a deep breath — which the daily . . .
CMZoo Undertakes Fire Mitigation Project with Colorado Springs Fire Department
Part of what makes Cheyenne Mountain Zoo so special is its beautiful forested mountainside landscape. In addition to maintaining and improving animal exhibits, guest areas and behind-the-scenes animal care spaces, CMZoo works to responsibly manage its expansive grounds, of which many guests might not be aware. “The Zoo property spans 142 acres on the mountainside . . .
Annual Plant Sale Starts Online April 1
Get your locally grown, native, pollinator plants from the Zoo! Order online April 1-26 for curbside pick-up April 30-May 2, or make plans to join us in person on May 22 and 23, at the Zoo! With traditional plants, like vines, ferns, butterfly bushes, grasses, and lilies, plus new offerings like hanging baskets, fruits trees . . .