More Than a Pretty Appendage: How ‘Bouncy Boy’ Bhutan’s Impressive Tail Allows Keepers to Monitor Age-Related Health Discoveries
A snow leopard’s tail is an incredibly useful tool. About as long as their bodies, their tails act as a counterbalance, so they can make hairpin turns at lightning speed in the wild. When they’re pursuing prey in their native Himalayan Mountains, their tails act like an automatic rudder on a speed boat, instinctively correcting . . .
Atka, Alaska Moose, Heads into Autumn with Impressive Antlers
3-year-old Alaska moose, Atka, has been busy growing an impressive set of antlers, exploring his yard and mastering navigation since he recovered from toe surgery earlier this year. Check in with the ‘prince of Rocky Mountain Wild’ and stop by to see his ever-changing antlers next time you’re at the Zoo. Back to The Waterhole
10-Month-Old Giraffe, Wednesday, Sets Scholarly Sights on Hoof Care
– IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO – Step up to the hoof block with Wednesday, our 10-month-old reticulated giraffe. As students around Colorado head back to school from summer break, our partners at Children’s Hospital Colorado have provided some excellent tips for helping kids settle into the routine. At CMZoo, keeper teams help animals . . .
It’s Training Time with Bean, Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth
Bean, our 4-year-old Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, isn’t just a caramel-colored, upside-down smiling face. She’s an avid explorer and an A+ student with an enviable nap schedule. While sloths are only active for about 4 to 6 hours every day, Bean makes the most of her waking hours. She is very smart and eager to train . . .
You’re Invited to Elo and Anya’s 2nd Birthday Party on July 11 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Elo and Anja, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s vivacious ring-tailed lemur twins, turn two years old on Tues., July 11! They may be the youngest residents on Lemur Island, but they have leadership in their lineage, thanks to their respect-commanding mother, Allagash, and the fascinating hierarchy of lemurs. “Allagash is kind of the queen of Lemur Island,” . . .
African Lions Take Steps Towards New Social Groups
Last month, 7-year-old male African lion, Boma, moved to San Diego Zoo Safari Park after living with his brother, Aslan, for about five years. With Boma leaving for a new social group, African Rift Valley keepers are working to provide Aslan with new social opportunities here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Four African lions currently live . . .
Atka, Alaska Moose, Leans on Trusting Relationships With Keepers During Post-Surgery Recovery
Last month, 2-year-old Alaska moose, Atka, had surgery to remove a toe with progressive bone degradation from his front left foot. Since then, the ‘Prince of Rocky Mountain Wild,’ as he’s called by his keepers, has been leaning on the trusting relationship he has with his care team to continue his recovery. “We’ve been really . . .
Ongoing Hoof Issues Prompt Surgery for Alaska Moose, Atka
Update: April 26, 2023 Last month, 2-year-old Alaska moose, Atka, had surgery to remove a toe with progressive bone degradation from his front left foot. Since then, the ‘Prince of Rocky Mountain Wild,’ as he’s called by his keepers, has been leaning on the trusting relationship he has with his care team to continue his . . .
Zoo Zzzs: How Animals Sleep
In Partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado Some cuddle, some snore, some sleep on all fours. No matter how we do it, getting quality sleep is an important part of every healthy routine, whether you’re a human or an animal! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s partners at Children’s Hospital Colorado recently shared advice for parents considering what kind . . .
Moose Were Made for Winter: Learn About Atka’s Adaptations and Take Care Around Wild Moose While You Explore Colorado’s Winter Wonderland
Atka, our Alaska moose, isn’t fazed by single-digit temps. Moose have adaptations that help them survive the winter, including a thick winter coat and a long nose that warms air before it hits their lungs. Moose are active throughout the winter months, spending time foraging and roaming in their native habitats, including some parts of . . .