Join The Flock for International African Penguin Awareness Day
Celebrate our ‘flockstars’ on International African Penguin Awareness Day (IAPAD), on Sat., Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Zoo! Penguin enthusiasts will gather in Water’s Edge: Africa for crafts, games, and other activities available throughout the day – including keeper demonstrations during penguin feeding times, at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Denver Zoo Play “Matschie’s-Makers” with Matschie’s Tree Kangaroos, Tristan and Pearl
MALE TREE ‘ROO, TRISTAN, IS MOVING NORTH TO HELP SAVE HIS RARE, ENDANGERED AND ELUSIVE SPECIES – On Wed., Sept. 20, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 8-year-old male Matschie’s tree kangaroo, Tristan, hopped onto I-25 in Colorado Springs and headed north to Denver with one of his new keepers. Tristan’s mission? To help save his endangered species . . .
Teen Program Inspires the Next Generation of Land and Wildlife Stewards in Glacier National Park
If Aaron Lippy and Kaitlyn Tullberg, two Teen Program participants at CMZoo, are any indication of the next generation of conservationists – rest assured, the planet is in good hands. The two enthusiastic high school students recently returned from a six-day off-the-grid CMZoo Teen Program adventure in Glacier National Park. Tullberg and Lippy were in . . .
Critically Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets Born at CMZoo Prepare for Wild Release
With each passing day, the development of our black-footed ferret kits seems to be on fast-forward, as they eagerly explore their surroundings and pick up new skills. Black-footed ferret (BFF) kits are about the size of a pinky finger when they are born. They experience major milestones, such as growing their baby teeth, eating meat, . . .
Things are Hopping in the Laramie Basin, as Wyoming Toad Conservation Efforts Continue
Last month, volunteers and conservation experts gathered in Wyoming’s Laramie Basin to release hundreds of critically endangered Wyoming toads to their wild native habitat. 200 of the toads were raised at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, including 10 little toads that CMZoo fans and guests named and followed online as they prepared for their big job: helping . . .
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 . . .
Mila Marks Major Milestones
Mila, a female Amur tiger, turned two years old behind the scenes on May 1, 2023, and Asian Highlands keepers had more than one reason to celebrate. Her second birthday seemed to be a turning point for the tentative tiger, who arrived at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in March 2023. “It feels like we’re finally getting . . .
CMZoo Welcomes First Amur Leopard Cubs in Nearly 20 Years
UPDATE September 17, 2023 – Four-month-old brothers, Basha and Mango, are growing quickly and are full of energy! UPDATE August 29, 2023 – Mango and Basha are discovering the world, one pounce at a time! This dynamic duo is learning how to engage with the exciting world around them. They are often found wrestling with . . .
CMZoo Announces 2023 Member Conservation Vote Winners
We are excited to announce the rankings of our annual Member Conservation Vote! When you become a member at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you get to vote on which conservation projects we support. $75,000 of membership revenue is sent to support employee-championed field conservation partners around the world. Thanks to CMZoo members, five conservation efforts will . . .
Primate World Celebrates Gorilla Milestone and Crosses Fingers for Baby Fever
After seven years of settling in, the Western lowland gorillas at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are officially a cohesive troop! 32-year-old Goma – the troop’s silverback – is living with the four females full-time, which means they’re ready to take the next step as a family. Goma came to CMZoo on a breeding recommendation in 2016. . . .