Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates Valentine’s Day with New Baby Howler Monkey
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo received an early Valentine’s gift as a second black howler monkey in just under a year was born yesterday. Four-year-old howler monkey Charlie gave birth to her second baby on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:14 a.m. An early-morning staff member was doing a routine check on Charlie and saw the beginning of . . .
Checking in with CMZoo’s 2019 Babies
We had a baby boom in 2019! From meerkat pups to mountain lion kittens to a giraffe calf and more, the seven species of babies are growing up fast. (Make sure you watch until the end to meet our latest addition: five meerkat pups!)
CMZoo Breeding and Releasing Programs for Black-Footed Ferrets and Wyoming Toads Continue to Save Species
CMZoo’s conservation team gives an update on its black-footed ferret and Wyoming toad breeding programs. The two important breeding and release efforts contribute to saving species that were once considered extinct in the wild.
Mountain Lion Cubs and “Grandma” Kaya Settle into Shared Space
The three mountain lion cubs who were orphaned in Washington in late May are growing, playing and getting settled in their new home with their new "grandma" Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo mountain lion. The four mountain lions are sharing den and outdoor space together, and can be visited every day in Rocky Mountain Wild.
CMZoo Welcomes Baby Girl Giraffe Calf to the Herd
July 6 at 1:20 p.m. MDT, we welcomed a baby girl to the herd! Hear from Jason, CMZoo giraffe animal care manager, about how the new calf's first few weeks of life have been, and learn about what's next for Msitu's not-so-little girl.
Giraffe Calf Born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Msitu (muh - SEE’ - too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed a calf to the herd at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Msitu and the baby are doing well. The sex of the baby has not been confirmed. The calf appears to be about six feet tall. The calf was born at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will be named after he or she is 30 days old...
Three Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Meet Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo Mountain Lion
The three mountain lion cubs who were orphaned in Washington in late May are growing, playing and getting settled in their new home with their new "grandma" Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo mountain lion. Kaya came to CMZoo in 2006, from Wyoming, with her three brothers. The four cubs were...
Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Find Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Three adorable six-week-old mountain lion cubs are on their way to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo today, after being orphaned in Washington state. The two sisters and their brother, who still bear the camouflaging spots of young cubs, were found in their den last week. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) responded to a human-wildlife conflict...
BABY WATCH: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Announces Giraffe Pregnancy
Msitu (muh-SEE’-too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is pregnant, according to various test results and experts. CMZoo veterinary staff and giraffe keepers believe she is likely to have a calf in the next two months. ”We’re excited to share this news with our community and the huge group of giraffe fans around the world...
Two-toed Sloth Born At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
A Hoffman’s two-toed sloth was born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Tuesday, May 14 at 12:15 p.m. The baby appears to be strong, and first-time mom, 19-year-old Chalupa, is exhibiting quality maternal instincts. The pregnancy came as quite a surprise for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo keepers and staff, when it was first discovered during unrelated veterinary testing...