CMZoo Tests Grow Pod as Sustainable On-Site Source for Lettuce
Have you noticed the shipping container next to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s historic carousel and wondered what’s going on? CMZoo is planning to grow lettuce using a retired shipping container. But, that’s simplifying things. Inside the modified shipping container’s sturdy walls lies a high-tech, energy efficient, and bio-safe grow house. It’s hard to find a project . . .
Join Digger and Emmett for Campsite Bear Awareness Tips
Spring is here! As many Coloradoans start exploring our beautiful wild places, it’s important to help our curious native black bears stay safe, by helping them avoid human-wildlife conflicts. Although grizzly bears aren’t found in the wild in Colorado, our CMZoo grizzlies are here to help you learn how to keep our native black bears . . .
Find Peace, Quiet and Exercise at CMZoo
We hear it all the time from members and guests in African Rift Valley: “I needed some giraffe therapy!” Just being around the giraffe (or whichever species you connect with) can lighten a mood, slow a racing mind, ground us to nature, and provide a quiet moment for a deep breath — which the daily . . .
CMZoo Undertakes Fire Mitigation Project with Colorado Springs Fire Department
Part of what makes Cheyenne Mountain Zoo so special is its beautiful forested mountainside landscape. In addition to maintaining and improving animal exhibits, guest areas and behind-the-scenes animal care spaces, CMZoo works to responsibly manage its expansive grounds, of which many guests might not be aware. “The Zoo property spans 142 acres on the mountainside . . .
Annual Plant Sale Starts Online April 1
Get your locally grown, native, pollinator plants from the Zoo! Order online April 1-26 for curbside pick-up April 30-May 2, or make plans to join us in person on May 22 and 23, at the Zoo! With traditional plants, like vines, ferns, butterfly bushes, grasses, and lilies, plus new offerings like hanging baskets, fruits trees . . .
Send Us Your Big Ideas!
Over the next several months, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo plans to get thoughtful input from the community on the short- and long-term future of the Zoo. We plan to pose various questions and surveys to you, our valued guests and neighbors, to help us identify big ideas that could make your experience at the Zoo even . . .
CMZoo Introduces New Species, But You’ll Never See It
As America’s mountain Zoo, we know that our unique setting on the side of Cheyenne Mountain is part of what makes every visit magical. One of our core values is to live with the mountain and to preserve its natural beauty. That means designing exhibits that work with existing terrain and maintaining native plants that . . .
Coping with Change: CMZoo Animals Adapt to Closure with Help from Keepers
Children’s Hospital Colorado, our year-round sponsor, offers helpful guidance for helping children cope with stress and anxiety related to the ‘new normal’ of life during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to a recent blog, they will be hosting a virtual talk on the topic, just for members and fans of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, on Friday, . . .
Life is Abnormally Normal at the Zoo
Although we’re closed to the public and missing our members and guests, things aren’t slowing down at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. From daily animal care and enrichment to veterinary procedures, special projects and COVID-19 management, we’re operating with energy and passion to prepare for the day we can welcome you back. “Our organization is unique because . . .
Stay Bear Aware
American black bears in Colorado will start coming out of hibernation soon, and they’ll be hungry after a winter in the den. Although we don’t have any native species of black bears at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we’re advocates for doing all we can to keep wild animals wild. No matter the species, it’s never a . . .