New Spaces, More Naps and Confidence Galore: Enjoy a Two-Month Check-In with Omo, Nile Hippo Calf
September was a big month for our quickly growing Nile hippo calf. He got a name, explored new spaces and tried new foods. One thing didn’t change for young Omo, though: his love for naps. Join Water’s Edge: Africa keeper, Grace, for an update on our two-month-old calf, and hear about how Omo’s following in . . .
Baby Hippo Name Reveal
The #CMZoo staff votes are in, and it’s time to reveal the name of our baby hippo! Keepers set up an extra-special breakfast of carrots, oranges and hay for Zambezi in the shape of her calf’s new name. As we show you the video in reverse, his name will be revealed! Following the theme of . . .
Hippo Calf Learning How to Hippo From Mom, Zambezi
Zambezi’s mini-me is learning how to hippo! At eight weeks old, the little calf is still nursing, but that doesn’t stop him from attempting to eat hay, just like mom. The pair have been spending more time on land, both early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Hippo-ing is a lot of work . . .
Baby Boy Hippo’s 5-Week Update
Join us for a 5-week check-in with our beloved baby boy hippo. He and his mom, Zambezi, continue to bond well, and have even been exploring the main hippo yard together. Little baby hippo is weighing in at more than 160 pounds now! He’s gaining about a pound a day. He’s also starting to grow . . .
School is in Session on Lemur Island
It’s officially back-to-school season. While our partner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, helps parents prepare for the academic year ahead, Water’s Edge: Africa keepers are helping 4-month-old ring-tailed lemur, Maky [MAH-kee], take his first steps toward training! Many animals at the Zoo participate in voluntary training, which allows them to choose to participate in their own health . . .
Baby Hippo Explores and Naps With Mom, Zambezi
Napping can be tough when you have a newborn! Zambezi is clearly a great mom, always keeping a watchful eye on her little one in between quick winks. Her 3-and-a-half week old calf is great at power napping right alongside her, when not exploring his new, great big world. Once Zambezi decides that naptime is . . .
It’s a Boy!
THREE-WEEK OLD BABY HIPPO’S DAD CELEBRATES WITH A BLUE WATERMELON SMASH – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo today announced their newest bundle of joy – a three-week-old Nile hippo – is a boy! To celebrate, 18-year-old first-time Nile hippo dad, Biko, smashed a watermelon with the insides dyed blue, with animal-safe food coloring. Enjoy this video, for . . .
Join us for a Hippo Calf Sex Reveal Party!
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived for the baby hippo sex reveal! Water’s Edge: Africa Lead Keeper, Philip, is joined by the calf’s father, Biko, to mark the special occasion. The commissary team at #CMZoo prepared a special treat for the 18-year-old hippo dad; a watermelon with the insides dyed with animal-safe food coloring . . .
Baby Hippo Nap Time
Itty bitty little hippo is ready for a nap! After a long day of swimming with mom and exploring its brand-new world, our 2-and-a-half week old hippo looks ready for a nap as mom, Zambezi, eats her dinner. Although the baby is still only nursing, it seems to be learning lots from mom, including trying . . .
Hippo Mom and Calf Pop Up to Say Hello
Zambezi and her two-week-old calf are popping up to say hello for #TooCuteTuesday! #KeeperCam The hippo building in Water’s Edge: Africa is open to the public as a ‘quiet zone.’ While Zambezi and her baby bond, the two can sometimes be difficult to spot, but if you’re patient, you are likely to catch a glimpse. . . .