She’s ‘Som’ Kind of Wonderful: A New ‘Roo Arrives at CMZoo
RARE, ENDANGERED AND ELUSIVE TREE KANGAROO SPECIES RETURNS TO CHEYENNE MOUNTIAN ZOO – Late Tuesday night, a fuzzy little face emerged from her comfy travel crate. It’s Som (which rhymes with “roam”), a 3-year-old female Matschie’s tree kangaroo, and brand-new member of the CMZoo family! Only about 2,500 Matschie’s tree kangaroos remain in the wild . . .
Three Pink-Backed Pelicans Join Water’s Edge: Africa
Three pink-backed pelicans joined the African penguins at Water’s Edge: Africa today! Pandora, Plato and Penelope have moved into the penguin building, where they will stay for a few days to settle in before beginning to explore the outdoor penguin areas, too. Pink-backed pelicans have a wingspan of 7 to 9 feet, but they’re one . . .
Orphaned 8-week-old Alaska Moose Makes Journey to New Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excitedly making preparations for the newest resident of Rocky Mountain Wild — an 8-week-old male Alaska moose, due to arrive this Wednesday. The big-eyed, light brown, long-legged calf was orphaned at about six days old outside of Anchorage, Alaska, when his mother was involved in a fatal human-wildlife conflict. He has . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Biko, Male Nile Hippo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed another multi-ton resident to the brand-new exhibit, Water’s Edge: Africa, on Tuesday evening. Biko (BEE-koh), a 17-year-old male Nile hippopotamus, will join female hippos, Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Nile Hippopotamus Species Survival Plan. He will continue to acclimate . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Staff Celebrates Hippo Homecoming
Saturday, May 23, 2020 (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – With Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Issues Resolved, Nile Hippos Return to CMZoo! The sounds of hippo ‘laughs’ are once again echoing from the side of Cheyenne Mountain. Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), CMZoo’s Nile hippo sisters, are back home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! The two female hippos . . .
Our First African Penguins Have Arrived at Water’s Edge: Africa!
We have BIG NEWS on #WorldPenguinDay! Our first five African penguins have arrived! Since our temporary closure, we’ve continued work on Water’s Edge: Africa, our new home for hippos, penguins, warthogs, lemurs and more. We’re happy to report the new exhibit’s first residents are settling in. In this video, meet CMZoo African penguins Pomona, Safara, . . .
Welcome to the Herd, Panya
On Monday, Sept. 23, CMZoo giraffe lovers said a heartfelt goodbye to two-year-old Rae, a reticulated giraffe who moved from CMZoo to Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago, Ill. That same day, two-year-old female reticulated giraffe, Panya, joined the CMZoo herd from Memphis Zoo, on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP).
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...