Bob Gives an Update on Penny’s Memorial Statue, and Introduces Our Newest Family Member

June 16, 2020

We recognize many of you were frustrated with our e-ticketing system and the restrictions we must follow to keep the Zoo open, but hope you recognize that we are doing our best to welcome you back in these difficult times.

We hope this update from Bob brings a little perspective, and reminds you of the important work your support allows us to do. Last night around 8 p.m., we welcomed this little bundle of joy to our family.

At this point, very little is known about his backstory. We will share in-depth updates on him when we have more information about why this 5-week-old mountain lion kitten needed a home.

For now, we’re grateful to have the space, technology and dedicated staff to care for him, because of the support you show us by coming to the Zoo.

Our goal is to eventually introduce him to CMZoo 1-year-old mountain lions, Adira and Sitka, in Rocky Mountain Wild, just as soon as he’s big enough to be safe in the exhibit.

Also, Bob gives an update on Penny’s memorial statue, which we’ll provide a social media sneak peek of on Saturday evening. Just in time for World Giraffe Day, on Sunday, June 21, Penny’s statue will be visible to our guests in African Rift Valley.

Thank you for all you do to help us continue this important work. We can’t wait to see you back at the Zoo!