Endangered Wyoming Toads Hit Another Milestone in Preparation for Summer 2023 Wild Release
This summer, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo conservation keepers introduced ten tiny tadpoles to the world. The ‘poster tadpoles’ of their endangered species, the Wyoming toad, morphed into toadlets within weeks. At the end of July, CMZoo fans submitted naming ideas for the ten amphibian siblings on the Zoo’s social media channels, and one theme was a . . .
Zoos and Private Giraffe Caretakers Team Up to Expand Shared Giraffe Plasma Bank
“I know this all sounds very scientific, but this program exists because we love giraffe and we want to save as many calves as we can,” said Schilz. “If we all work together, we can do that. That’s why we’re really excited to welcome more contributors to the Giraffe Plasma Bank team.” In the past . . .
CMZoo Member Conservation Vote Grant Makes its Mark in Downtown Colorado Springs
Next time you’re exploring downtown Colorado Springs near the brand-new playground in Acacia Park, look down! You’ll see Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s logo on a storm drain cover on the southwest corner of E. Platte Ave. and N. Tejon St. The CMZoo-branded drain cover is neat, but what’s underneath is the real interest: a special filter . . .
Join us for International African Penguin Awareness Day at the Zoo Oct. 8
International African Penguin Awareness Day (IAPAD) is Sat., Oct. 8, and we have an exciting day of activities planned on the beaches of Water’s Edge: Africa to help raise awareness for African penguin conservation. Although African penguin populations continue to struggle in the wild, strides have been made to save this endangered species, and you . . .
Black-Footed Ferret Kits Head to Boot Camp
The four black-footed ferret (BFF) kits born in Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s conservation center this summer are on their way to ‘boot camp,’ a pre-conditioning center where they’ll have the chance to prove they could survive in the wild. Boot camp puts their survival skills to the test in a contained prairie setting for about 35 . . .
Our Ten Wyoming Toadlets Have Been Fine-Tuning Their Hunting Skills
Jim, Pam, Michael, Dwight, Angela, Phyllis, Stanley, Kelly, Oscar and Kevin, our ten Wyoming toadlets, have been fine-tuning their hunting skills up in CMZoo’s conservation center. These critically endangered toads, and many other amphibians, have a special way of distracting and attracting their meals: toe tapping. It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, . . .
CMZoo Teen Program Explores Glacier National Park
Ten members of CMZoo’s Teen Program recently embarked on a weeklong off-grid adventure to the wilderness of Glacier National Park in Montana. CMZoo’s Teen Program focuses on spending time exploring nature, learning about animals, and understanding other cultures. The program is known for its hands-on educational experiences at the Zoo and in nature, with exploration . . .
BB’s Big Summer Road Trip!
RETICULATED GIRAFFE TO MOVE TO DENVER ZOO IN SUPPORT OF SPECIES SURVIVAL PLAN BB, a 21-month-old giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, will soon be cruising up I-25 to meet her new playmate, 5-year-old Dobby, and his mom, Kipele, at Denver Zoo! Although BB’s exact moving date will not be shared, guests can see her at . . .
CMZoo Guests Triple Conservation Funding for Tsavo Trust through Daily Elephant Feedings
When you give Lucky, one of six CMZoo African elephants, an apple, you’re giving her wild counterparts a better chance at survival. Since 2016, CMZoo’s scheduled paid elephant feeding opportunities have sent $25,000 annually to Tsavo Trust, our frontline conservation partner in Tsavo National Park. Now, guests are raising $75,000 per year for our frontline . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Helps Launch Global Mobile App to Empower Consumers to Save Wildlife and Wild Places
If you’ve ever wanted to save the rainforests from the comfort of your smartphone, now’s your chance. With a brand-new free global mobile app, everyone has the power to advocate with their shopping choices, and to make large companies listen to their demands for sustainably produced palm oil. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZoo), under the direction . . .