African Elephant, Malaika, Receives Emergency Assistance
This morning, a team of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff used specialized equipment to successfully assist Malaika, a 33-year-old African elephant, who was found lying on her side during an overnight check. If an elephant can’t get up on its own and is down for too long, it can cause stress to its internal organs and can be fatal. The team responded in the early-morning hours to mobilize a specialized crane-and-hoist system in the barn to help the elephant to her feet, since she was unable to stand on her own.
Unique Animal Experiences
With keeper talks and animal demonstrations throughout the day, The Loft provides hands-on and up-close opportunities with smaller animals like tortoises, skunks, snakes, lizards and more. My Big Backyard is home to chickens, bunnies and a treehouse that’s home to lots of amphibians and invertebrates. What you may not know is that with a little . . .
Annual Member Vote Keeps CMZoo on the Frontlines of Conservation
Since 2015, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Member Conservation Grants has provided $300,000 of membership revenue to support field conservation worldwide. Last year, members voted to fund projects from Central Asia to right here in Colorado. Once again, it is time for members to help CMZoo decide which staff-championed conservation projects will receive full funding. It . . .
CMZoo Siamang, Eve, Undergoes Life-Saving Surgery
Eve is a vocal, active, seven-year-old female siamang gibbon who lives in Primate World at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. She came to the Zoo nearly two years ago, as a non-breeding companion partner for Wayan, who is 11 years old. Now, she is adjusting to another major life change, and is demonstrating her species’ resiliency, once . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Baby Howler Monkey
The first day of spring was still hours away when we welcomed a special springtime arrival of our own. Three-year-old howler monkey Charlie gave birth Tuesday, March 19 at 3:45 p.m., much to the delight of her keepers, who say mom and baby are bonding quickly and appear to be in good health.
Spring Break is Right Around the Corner!
It’s nearly time for spring break! Are you ready? Make it a week of engaging education and adventure for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade. With options to attend camp for one day, all five days or somewhere in between, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has flexible schedules for you and WILD experiences for the young nature . . .
Hadiah’s Breathing Treatments
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to a very special Bornean orangutan named Hadiah. 22-year-old Hadiah is mom to four-year-old Ember and has called Cheyenne Mountain Zoo home since she was born here on June 8, 1996. With her gentle affection and engaging demeanor, she is a legendary guest and staff favorite. She makes eye contact, . . .
CMZoo Travels to Cape Town to Help African Penguin Chicks at Sanccob
Two CMZoo staff members recently returned from Cape Town, South Africa, where they helped hand-rear orphaned African penguin chicks at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a Cheyenne Mountain Zoo conservation partner. SANCCOB rescues penguins, provides medical care, incubates eggs, hand rears chicks, helps park rangers monitor penguin colonies on . . .
Meet Alexander and Penelope, CMZoo’s Common Warthogs
As we prepare for the opening of Water’s Edge: Africa later this summer, we’re excited to introduce the future exhibit’s newest residents, Penelope and Alexander, eight-month-old common warthogs. Have you ever seen a warthog do “zoomies”? Click below to learn about these two rambunctious siblings who will live alongside our hippos, and perhaps even venture . . .
The Golden Years
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE FOR AGING MEERKAT BOMANI Our meerkat population grew three times last year with the addition of three litters of pups. If one of the eldest CMZoo meerkats, Bomani, is any indication, they have long and healthy lives ahead of them. Bomani, a 13-year-old male slender-tailed meerkat, has lived at Cheyenne Mountain . . .