Great Apes, Like Human Primates, Participate in Preventive Health Care for Seasonal Illness
Seasonal illnesses, like influenza, can wreak havoc on humans this time of year. But, did you know great apes, like orangutans and gorillas, are also susceptible to the flu virus, which impacts an estimated 3 million humans annually? As Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s year-round sponsor, Children’s Hospital Colorado, provides tips for staying healthy during flu season, . . .
Meet CMZoo Domestic Ferrets, Alfred Pennyworth and Harley Quinn
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has welcomed two domestic ferrets to The Loft! 1-year-old male, Alfred Pennyworth, and 3-year-old female, Harley Quinn, are already target training, create training, meeting guests and learning how to interact on ZOOMobile programs. Come by The Loft and meet this energetic duo next time you’re at the Zoo!
Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Update #12
Bob Chastain, CMZoo president and CEO, is back with the latest update from Water’s Edge: Africa. We’ve refilled the void in the soil under the indoor hippo pool and waterproofed the new concrete. Soon, we’ll do another water test to measure continued water loss. Get an up-close view of the micro cracks that we’re repairing . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates Valentine’s Day with New Baby Howler Monkey
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo received an early Valentine’s gift as a second black howler monkey in just under a year was born yesterday. Four-year-old howler monkey Charlie gave birth to her second baby on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:14 a.m. An early-morning staff member was doing a routine check on Charlie and saw the beginning of . . .
CMZoo Tapir Expedition Team Returns from Ecuador
A team of four CMZoo staff members traveled to Ecuador in December to track critically endangered mountain tapir and speak to local school children about the native species. They successfully studied and attached GPS collars to five wild tapir. The collars will relay data to prove the roaming ranges of tapir in the Andes Mountains, . . .
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 Members Donate $20,000 to Australia Bushfire Recovery
Simply by visiting the Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo members and guests contribute to important global conservation work. “Watching the devastating bushfires in Australia from our living rooms in Colorado can leave you feeling helpless and wondering what you can do to make a difference,” said Bob Chastain, CMZoo president and CEO. “It’s important to note . . .
Canada Moose, Tahoma, Receiving Vet Care and ‘Lots of Love’ for Age-Related Issues
As the oldest Canada moose in human care in the United States, CMZoo’s 12-year-old male, Tahoma, has received specialized care for years. Until recently, his issues – including arthritis in his limbs and spine, and an on-and-off cough – haven’t seemed to decrease his long-term quality of life. Now, Tahoma is showing signs that his . . .
Tujoh, Bornean Orangutan, Makes CMZoo Training History with Voluntary EKG Testing
Tujoh, a 25-year-old male Bornean orangutan, recently made CMZoo husbandry training history. Tujoh and his primary trainer, Amy Tuchman, successfully completed a voluntary electrocardiogram (EKG) – a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. As Tujoh ages, Tuchman and the rest of his care team are looking for ways to take advantage of . . .
Species Survival Plans: The Matchmakers of the Animal Kingdom
We often tell stories about animals who have been brought together on breeding recommendations, like CMZoo North American porcupines, Kale and Quilliam, or Mexican wolves, Luna and Navarro. With the annual celebration of love just around the corner, we’re taking a closer look at how animal matches are made and how zoos work together to . . .