Mahali, 20-Year-Old Male Giraffe, Enters Hospice Care
Mahali, a 20-year-old male giraffe at CMZoo, is showing signs of reduced mobility and range of motion. While his care team supports him with pain medications and a sand-mix stall to rest comfortably on each night, veterinary and animal care teams have made the decision to move into a mindset of providing hospice care for . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Shares Tragic Loss of Mila, 2-Year-Old Amur Tiger
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZoo) and Toronto Zoo are still emotionally processing the tragic loss of 2-year-old female Amur tiger, Mila. Mila [mee-lah] passed away on Fri., Aug. 25, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Mila moved to CMZoo in March 2023, after showing signs she was ready for her own space, away from her mother at Toronto . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates the Long Life of a Long-Necked ‘Nanny’ Giraffe named Msichana
On Wednesday, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo said goodbye to Msichana [muh-SCHAW-nuh], a nearly 21-year-old female reticulated giraffe. After months of successful treatment for age-related issues, Msichana declined quickly over her last two days, and her care team made the difficult, but compassionate, decision to humanely euthanize her. Msichana was well-known among CMZoo members and online fans, . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Last 21-and-up Event of the Summer, Tails, Tunes & Tastes, is Thurs., Aug. 31
HAVE A WILD NIGHT FOR A WORTHY CAUSE AT THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will host its final 21-and-up event of the summer, Tails, Tunes & Tastes, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 31 – and tickets are going quickly. There’s nowhere else you can feed a giraffe, have a drink, . . .
CMZoo’s 10-Week-Old Amur Leopard Cubs Have Names!
The critically endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in May have names! Allow us to introduce Basha [BAH-shuh] and Mango. Generous CMZoo donors picked their names. Basha’s name is inspired by the name of the lead animal keeper in Asian Highlands, Basia. Basia and Anya, the cubs’ mother, have worked closely together . . .
Dog Days at the Zoo Aren’t Just Fun for Humans
CMZOO OFFERS TWO MORE DATES FOR FURRY FAMILY MEMBER IN AUGUST The dog days of summer will soon be over, but Dog Days at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are back! Thanks to two successful test days in May and June, CMZoo is welcoming guests and their well-behaved dogs to explore the Zoo again, during two special . . .
Critically Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets Born at CMZoo Prepare for Wild Release
With each passing day, the development of our black-footed ferret kits seems to be on fast-forward, as they eagerly explore their surroundings and pick up new skills. Black-footed ferret (BFF) kits are about the size of a pinky finger when they are born. They experience major milestones, such as growing their baby teeth, eating meat, . . .
Meet Mocha, 8-Month-Old Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
Nine-month-old prehensile-tailed porcupine, Mocha, recently made her home in My Big Backyard and is turning heads with her captivating snoot and unique tail. Prehensile-tailed porcupines are native to the forests of Central and South America, making their homes high up in the treetops. True to their name, prehensile-tailed porcupines have a prehensile tail, which means . . .
Meet Aysan, Female Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth
There’s a new face in Scutes Family Gallery! Aysan (ICE-on) is an 8-year-old female Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth who came to CMZoo to join 31-year-old male Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, Bosco, on a breeding recommendation. Aysan and Bosco have settled in nicely together, and have even been seen touching noses and calmly interacting. Aysan’s keepers are working . . .
Things are Hopping in the Laramie Basin, as Wyoming Toad Conservation Efforts Continue
Last month, volunteers and conservation experts gathered in Wyoming’s Laramie Basin to release hundreds of critically endangered Wyoming toads to their wild native habitat. 200 of the toads were raised at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, including 10 little toads that CMZoo fans and guests named and followed online as they prepared for their big job: helping . . .