A Hard Day for Conservation
CHEYENNE MOUNTIAN ZOO LOSES MOUNTAIN TAPIR AND MEXICAN WOLF IN SAME DAY, HOLDS ON TO HOPE FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES Cheyenne Mountain Zoo said goodbye to two rare and endangered animals on Thursday, shining an even brighter light on the gravity of many species’ situations on this planet. Cofan, a 19-year-old mountain tapir, and Luna, a . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo says goodbye to one of its longest residents
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo said a heartfelt goodbye to one of its longest residents on Friday night. 29-year-old Honey, a female Asiatic black bear, started showing signs of sudden illness and pain on Friday morning. After a thorough exam in the Zoo’s veterinary hospital, the difficult but humane decision was made to euthanize her, after serious . . .
Rare Mountain Tapir Passes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Prompting Reflection on Other Rare Species that Call the Zoo Home
When something or someone so unique is part of your everyday life, it could be easy to lose sight of how lucky you are to know them. Yesterday, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo lost an incredibly rare and special individual named Carlotta, a 27-year-old mountain tapir. “Carlotta’s passing made me stop and think about how lucky we . . .
A Life Ended Too Soon vs. The Consequences of Inaction
A message from Bob Chastain, President and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Read more…
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.
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.’