Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Bids Respectful Farewell to Zwena, African Lion
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family is mourning the loss of Zwena, a 13-year-old female African lion who was born at the Zoo. Monday afternoon, Zwena’s care team made the difficult and humane decision to euthanize her due to progressive neurological issues and her declining health and quality of life. In July, we told you we . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reflects on the Service of Long-Time Friend and Colleague Who Touched Millions of Hearts
This weekend, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family said a difficult goodbye to Tahoma, our well-loved friend and colleague in the fight to save wildlife. “We strongly believe all of our animals have a very important job to do,” said Bob Chastain, president and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. “They are ambassadors for their wild counterparts. . . .
CMZoo Celebrates the Long Life of Riyadh, 29-year-old Reticulated Giraffe
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family is celebrating the long life of the eldest member of the Zoo’s reticulated giraffe herd, Riyadh, today. Since her birth at CMZoo in 1990, she made countless connections with guests, members and fans, who would delight at her small-but-mighty personality and regal nature. As she grew older, Riyadh began showing . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Shocked and Heartbroken by Unexpected Loss of Young Mountain Lion
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is mourning the unexpected loss of female mountain lion, Sequoia, who passed away Sunday night after post-surgical complications from being spayed. Because of Sequoia’s sudden, rare and unanticipated reaction to her recovery, veterinary staff suspected one potential cause may have been an allergy to her sutures. With genetic allergies in mind, CMZoo performed an additional examination...
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Mourns the Passing of ‘Grandma Kaya,’ 13-year old Mountain Lion
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is mourning the loss of Kaya, a 13-year-old mountain lion who lived a long life at CMZoo after being orphaned in the wild in Wyoming in 2006. This summer, she again captured the hearts of guests when she earned the nickname 'Grandma Kaya' by embracing the presence of three young kittens who were also orphaned in the wild and came to live at CMZoo.
A Grateful Farewell: Thimbu’s Relocation for the Survival of Amur Tigers
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will soon bid a heartfelt farewell to Thimbu [TIM-boo], a nine-year-old Amur tiger with a freckled nose and an ‘aww-inspiring’ way of adorably rolling on his back in the tall grasses of Asian Highlands. As part of a breeding recommendation from the Amur tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP), Thimbu is moving to . . .
Rae’s New Adventure
In September 2019, Rae, two-year-old CMZoo reticulated giraffe, will be embarking on her next adventure as an animal ambassador at Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago, Ill. The daughter of Msitu and Khalid, and sister of newborn, Viv, and six-year-old, Emy, who now lives in Peoria, Ill., will be dearly missed by CMZoo staff and giraffe fans...
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates the Long Life of Tamu, Oldest Girafffe in North America
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is heartbroken to say goodbye to Tamu, our 32-year-old female reticulated giraffe, who was the oldest giraffe in North America at the time of her passing. Since coming to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in April 2003, she made strong and countless emotional connections with guests and staff alike, who often affectionately referred to her as ‘Moose’ or ‘Grandma.’
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved Giraffe Calf, Penny
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is heartbroken to announce the death of Penny, the giraffe calf. Little Penny was just shy of her two-month birthday when the humane, but extremely difficult, decision was made to euthanize her today.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates the Long Life of Rosie, Andean Bear
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is sad to announce the passing of Rosie, our 28-year-old Andean bear. During her seven years here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, she made strong emotional connections with guests and staff alike. There are currently only four other Andean bears in North America that have survived to that age. Andean bears are also known as spectacled bears.