Why Winter Zoo Visits are Wonderful
A magical experience is waiting for you at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this winter! With gorgeous views of Colorado Springs, CMZoo is the perfect place to be outside in nature, breathe fresh mountain air, grab a warm beverage from the Cozy Goat, get tickets at a discounted rate and visit your favorite animal friends. Almost all . . .
CMZoo Expands Shipping Container Farming with New Upright Hydroponic Grow System
There’s a new addition near the play hills at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: a brand-new shipping container farm, equipped with the latest hydroponic vertical growing technology, including blue and red LED grow lights with specialized wavelengths for leafy green production. The newly installed high-tech horticulture house is the next step in CMZoo’s goal toward a more . . .
Electric Safari Ranked Third Best Zoo Lights in U.S. by USA TODAY’S 10Best
ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS CELEBRATION CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2023 – USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards today announced that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari ranked third in the national Best Zoo Lights category for the fourth year in a row. This is the seventh year running that Electric Safari has ranked in the top . . .
Carousel Temporarily Closing to Make Way for New Zoo Road
If you’re a carousel enthusiast, make plans now to merry-go-round at the Zoo one more time before the end of the year. Our historic roundabout will soon be temporarily disassembled to make way for a new road through the Zoo!
CMZoo Member Conservation Vote Grant Makes its Mark in Downtown Colorado Springs
Next time you’re exploring downtown Colorado Springs near the brand-new playground in Acacia Park, look down! You’ll see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s logo on a storm drain cover on the southwest corner of E. Platte Ave. and N. Tejon St. The CMZoo-branded drain cover is neat, but what’s underneath is the real interest: a special filter . . .
Visit CMZoo Like an Insider: Tips and Tricks For the Best Zoo Day
Whether you visit CMZoo every week or you’re preparing for your first-ever visit, take advantage of these insider tips to make it the best day ever. Likely Animal Sightings Omo, our one-year-old Nile hippo, has dinner with his mom, Zambezi, around 4 p.m. inside the hippo building. The afternoon is a great time to see . . .
How to Help Keep Wild Bears Alive in Your Own Neighborhood
Colorado’s wildlife and wild places draw millions of visitors to our state every year. We often talk about how to visit Colorado responsibly and how to stay bear aware while exploring the great outdoors. Wild native black bears roam throughout our state, including in many residential and urban settings, so Colorado residents shoulder a lot . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #3 Best Zoo in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD NAMED #2 BEST ZOO EXHIBIT IN NORTH AMERICA – For the sixth consecutive year, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This time, America’s mountain Zoo was recognized in two categories: #3 Best Zoo in North . . .
Find Your Professional Passion at the Zoo! Summer Work Opportunities include Guest Experiences, Summer Camp, Food Service and Retail
Summer is the busiest season of the year at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as we welcome locals on summer break and out-of-towners spending their vacations in the Rocky Mountains. Though the number of animals we care for typically stays the same during those warmer months, the number of guests can be thousands more than those who . . .
Horticulture Team Tested, Orangutan-Approved: CMZoo’s Shipping Container Farm Produce is a Hit with Primates, Giraffe and Wallabies
In July, we told you about the new shipping container farm growing produce for animals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Since then, CMZoo’s horticulture team has been working through challenges and growing their knowledge, along with lots of lettuce. Last month, they harvested their first test yield of romaine lettuce for CMZoo’s giraffe herd! “They ate . . .