Atka, Alaska Moose, Heads into Autumn with Impressive Antlers
3-year-old Alaska moose, Atka, has been busy growing an impressive set of antlers, exploring his yard and mastering navigation since he recovered from toe surgery earlier this year. Check in with the ‘prince of Rocky Mountain Wild’ and stop by to see his ever-changing antlers next time you’re at the Zoo. Back to The Waterhole
10-Month-Old Giraffe, Wednesday, Sets Scholarly Sights on Hoof Care
– IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO – Step up to the hoof block with Wednesday, our 10-month-old reticulated giraffe. As students around Colorado head back to school from summer break, our partners at Children’s Hospital Colorado have provided some excellent tips for helping kids settle into the routine. At CMZoo, keeper teams help animals . . .
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 . . .
It’s Training Time with Bean, Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth
Bean, our 4-year-old Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, isn’t just a caramel-colored, upside-down smiling face. She’s an avid explorer and an A+ student with an enviable nap schedule. While sloths are only active for about 4 to 6 hours every day, Bean makes the most of her waking hours. She is very smart and eager to train . . .
CMZoo Welcomes 1-Year-Old North American Beaver Sisters, Hashbrown and Squash
Give these two new residents your warmest welcome and step into the Quiet Zone at the beaver pond! The beaver pond by The Lodge at Moose Lake is home to two brand-new furry and adorable friends! One-year-old American beavers, Squash and Hashbrown, recently moved in with our 15-year-old beaver, Acorn. While they are still settling . . .
Meet the Brand-New Faces in My Big Backyard
There are some new whiskers, feathers and wings for you to visit in My Big Backyard on your next CMZoo adventure. Stop by and say hello to the 2-month-old guinea fowl chick (known as a keet), honeybees, African fruit chafer beetles, 3-month-old rats and extinct-in-the-wild Simandoa cave roaches! Back to The Waterhole
Explore The Hornbills’ New Exhibit
Petrie’s and Layla’s charming antics, from their playful foot-slaps to their enthusiastic enrichment tossing, make it impossible not to adore them. Our Abyssinian (Northern) ground hornbills have been spending a lot of time exploring their unique home! Their exhibit was inspired by a real-life shop near our conservation partner Tsavo Trust in Kenya, showcasing the . . .
CMZoo Welcomes First Amur Leopard Cubs in Nearly 20 Years
UPDATE September 17, 2023 – Four-month-old brothers, Basha and Mango, are growing quickly and are full of energy! UPDATE August 29, 2023 – Mango and Basha are discovering the world, one pounce at a time! This dynamic duo is learning how to engage with the exciting world around them. They are often found wrestling with . . .