CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO CLOSES TEMPORARILY; PLANS TO REOPEN APRIL 17, 2020
UPDATE: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s reopening date has been changed from April 1, 2020 to April 17, 2020. This is an update to the Zoo’s official statement from March 16, 2020, which you can find below. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we believe we have multiple responsibilities to our community, in addition to . . .
Precautionary Measures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Regarding COVID-19
Here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we believe we have multiple responsibilities to our community, in addition to our responsibilities to the natural world. Our unique atmosphere allows friends and family to spend quality time together, while providing our guests an opportunity to spend time in the outdoors, which has been shown to improve both physical . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Becomes ‘Water Neutral’ with Trout Unlimited Winter Water Offset Partnership
Running a zoo requires a substantial amount of water. There are guest facilities, water features in animal habitats, cleaning and sanitation, horticulture, food and beverage services, maintenance and, of course, human and animal water consumption to consider. Leaning on his background in horticulture, environmental education and ecology, and his involvement in global conservation projects, Cheyenne . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #6 Best Zoo in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
For the third 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: #6 Best Zoo in North America and #5 Best Zoo Exhibit in North America, for its Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit. “It means a great deal to know that people voted for us.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Gets Ready for Saturday’s Re-Opening; Staff Reflects on Their Experiences
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been in what is known among the staff as “sprint mode” for the past three days to ensure that guests are able to visit again, starting Saturday. The Zoo will reopen for members at 8 a.m. and for the general public at 9 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 11 after being closed following an unprecedented hail storm on Monday afternoon. The storm caused guest and staff injuries, animal injuries and deaths, and extensive property damage.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is Actively Assessing Injuries and Damage from Unprecedented Hail Storm Monday
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is in full assessment and recovery mode today after an unprecedented storm caused human and animal injuries, including two animal deaths, and major vehicle and infrastructure damage throughout the property. The staff is operating under their typical incident command system for emergencies to address the most urgent needs for both animals and operations, all while dealing with heartbreak from two animal deaths and personal property damage.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Runs Important Wildland Fire Drill
Although many people in the Pikes Peak region consider fire danger a thing of the past when the temperatures begin to drop, there is actually still a high risk for wildland fires during the fall and winter months. Because of this, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo plans to run a realistic, full-scale wildland fire safety drill on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The Zoo will close to guests at 2 p.m., with the last admission at 1 p.m.