EdVenture Celebrates International Mud Day
Did you know that there is an international day dedicated to celebrating mud? June 29 is International Mud Day, and it’s more than just an excuse to get really, really dirty. International Mud Day may not seem to have an obvious connection to animals or zoos...
CMZoo Breeding and Releasing Programs for Black-Footed Ferrets and Wyoming Toads Continue to Save Species
CMZoo’s conservation team gives an update on its black-footed ferret and Wyoming toad breeding programs. The two important breeding and release efforts contribute to saving species that were once considered extinct in the wild.
CMZoo Gorillas in the Midst of Forming Cohesive Troop
Since he arrived in May 2016, Goma, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 28-year-old silverback Western lowland gorilla, has been working to incorporate with the gorilla troop of four females, Juju, Roxie, Asha and Kwisha. With a focus on providing an environment which helps all of the gorillas feel safe and in control, keepers are beginning to see promising interactions.
Mountain Lion Cubs and “Grandma” Kaya Settle into Shared Space
The three mountain lion cubs who were orphaned in Washington in late May are growing, playing and getting settled in their new home with their new "grandma" Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo mountain lion. The four mountain lions are sharing den and outdoor space together, and can be visited every day in Rocky Mountain Wild.
Placenta from Penny the Giraffe Calf’s Birth Contributes to Groundbreaking Giraffe Veterinary Care and Research
When Penny, a reticulated giraffe calf, was born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on June 4, 2018, Dr. Liza Dadone, head veterinarian and VP of mission and programs, couldn’t have known that the next few months of care for the sixteen-member giraffe herd would present such complicated cases. Since Penny’s passing late last summer, her legacy has continued both by helping people around the world fall in love with giraffe and by helping advance giraffe medicine in zoos.
CMZoo Welcomes Baby Girl Giraffe Calf to the Herd
July 6 at 1:20 p.m. MDT, we welcomed a baby girl to the herd! Hear from Jason, CMZoo giraffe animal care manager, about how the new calf's first few weeks of life have been, and learn about what's next for Msitu's not-so-little girl.
New Exhibit, Water’s Edge: Africa, Construction Progress Update
CMZoo animal care manager, Jeremy Dillon, gives Waterhole readers the first look inside the hippo building, a sneak peek at the nature trail, and updates on the penguin exhibit. Water’s Edge: Africa is scheduled to open late summer/early fall 2019. FIRST-TIME LOOK INSIDE THE NEW HIPPO BUILDING, SET TO OPEN EARLY FALL
EdVenture Launches Outdoor School
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo recently launched a new series of programs for those who are interested in connecting with nature, the outdoors and their families through hands-on and interactive experiences. Outdoor School programs are designed to encourage people of all ages to explore and engage with our Colorado home in a whole new way. Classes will . . .
CMZoo’s Innovative Lock System Improves Keeper, Animal and Guest Safety
The animal care and guest services teams at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are a hard-working and dedicated bunch. Each day, they navigate their mountain Zoo, preparing it for thousands of guests to safely explore and make connections with the animals who live there. That means, at a minimum, working with the commissary team to prepare and . . .
Missy, CMZoo African Elephant Turns 50
– CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO PRESENTS OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC BIRTHDAY PARTY, SUNDAY JUNE 30 AT 10 A.M. – Turning fifty years old is a big deal for anyone. When an elephant turns fifty, it’s an enormous occasion. Missy, one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s female African elephants, is half a century old this year, and Children’s Hospital Colorado is . . .