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 . . .
20 Things to do at CMZoo in 2020
We’ve created a CMZoo 2020 Bucket List! As a new decade approaches, see how many of these unique experiences you can check off the list. Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride – Our one-of-a-kind chair lift takes you high up above the exhibits, for a true bird’s eye view of our mountain zoo, Colorado Springs and . . .
The Many Traits, Skills and Roles of CMZoo’s Animal Department Staff
Many people wonder how we find the amazing staff who care for our animals. What are their backgrounds? What makes them qualified? How do they work together? Just as our year-round sponsor, Children’s Hospital Colorado, shares tips on choosing great child care, we’re sharing what we look for in the incredible folks who care for . . .
Mountain Lion Kittens Enjoy This Week’s Snowfall
This week’s snow has been warmly welcomed by many CMZoo residents, including our three six-month-old mountain lion kittens. Visit our Instagram account and click on our Snow Day story to see our Rocky Mountain Wild animals soaking up the fun.Watch mountain lion video here.
Half a Century of Hustle: Celebrating CMZoo Docents’ 50th Anniversary
What started in 1969 as a way for CMZoo fans to take a more active and supportive role at the Zoo is now known as a fundamental arm of the organization. This month, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary celebrated fifty years of important contributions, cultural impact, conservation advocacy and evolution. Two docents, Ellie Solomon and . . .
Melborne Zoo Keepers Visit CMZoo
Have you noticed a few new faces and interesting accents around CMZoo lately? Get to know some of our visiting keepers, from Melbourne Zoo, in Australia, and hear about their favorite experiences from their time with us!
CMZoo’s Innovative Lock System Improves Keeper, Animal and Guest Safety
The animal care and guest services teams at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are a hard-working and dedicated bunch. Each day, they navigate their mountain Zoo, preparing it for thousands of guests to safely explore and make connections with the animals who live there. That means, at a minimum, working with the commissary team to prepare and . . .