Edventure and Membership Building to Open Summer 2019
Water’s Edge: Africa may be the biggest new addition under construction at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, but it’s not the only one. By summer 2019, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Membership and EdVenture departments will have a new place to call home. The 4,465 sq. ft. two-story building under construction immediately south of the Zoo’s Mountaineer Sky . . .
Fall Day Camp Registration is Open!
Though it feels like summer just ended, fall is here. That means your children will soon have a full week off school. Don’t worry though; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is here with new camp adventures! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering Fall Break day camps November 19-20-21 and 23 (no camp November 22) for kids Kindergarten – 6th . . .
Tsavo Trust Update: CMZoo Continues Work to Protect Wild Elephants and Rhinos
Conservation Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation program has allowed us to send more support to Tsavo Trust – a field-based non-profit organization in Africa that uses aerial surveillance and on-the-ground field efforts to protect wildlife in Tsavo National Park, the largest national park in Kenya. The organization was founded to help protect the last . . .
Meet Tommy & Tori, CMZoo’s American Alligators
Animal Encounter Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to two male American alligators, Tommy and Tori, who live in Australia Walkabout. Both boys came to CMZoo as hatchlings, beginning with Tori nearly a decade ago. It may come as a surprise to some who are unfamiliar with their species, but alligators are intelligent. In a new . . .
CMZoo Orangutans Swing Into Newly Renovated Outdoor Yard
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s orangutans are having a swingin’-good time, thanks to a newly renovated exhibit. Several new features take them to heights they would frequent in the wild. The new structures and features, including new platforms, hammocks, tree structures, sway poles and fifty-foot-long ‘vines’ constructed of fire hose, overlook the city of Colorado Springs from . . .
CMZoo Team Prepares Endangered Black-footed Ferrets for Life in the Wild
Four kits and four adult black-footed ferrets (BFF) are one step closer to life in the wild, thanks to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo conservation team. In mid-September, the ferrets were moved to a preconditioning center outside of Fort Collins, Colo., where they’ll spend about 35 days in a semi-controlled environment. During this phase, biologists observe . . .
OPERATION TWIGA III: mission accomplished
Giraffe conservation was given a generous boost from many helping hands when Operation Twiga III rolled out in Uganda earlier this month. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff and other concerned conservationists took part in translocating endangered Nubian giraffe to a safer location, where they could establish new herds and maintain the important genetics of their subspecies. . . .
Helping Wyoming Toads Find Their Way Back to the Wild
Favorable strides in the management of endangered Wyoming toads were made this spring and early summer as CMZ experienced a robust egg-laying season, followed by the release of hundreds of year-old toads into the wild. Wyoming toads are currently listed as “extinct in the wild” by The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. On May . . .
Vultures Need Our Help
Vulture conservation has been a focus at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for nearly a decade, and while strides have been made toward protecting them, this critically important species still hovers on the brink of extinction. They need our help more than ever. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has just voted to include African vultures as one of their SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) projects, thereby creating an opportunity for more united conservation efforts. Currently, 12 zoos across the country are committed to partnering with African conservation organizations in order to address the African vulture extinction crisis.
Zoo Vet Participates in Panama Frog Release
A nine-day trip to the jungles of Panama to help release hundreds of critically endangered frogs into the wild is just part of the job for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo veterinarian Dr. Eric Klaphake. As part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation project (PARC), the Zoo is actively involved in helping save dozens of . . .