Moose Calf Update: July 20, 2020
Who’s ready for an update on our little moose?! The nearly 9-week-old male calf, who has not yet been named, is settling in and stealing hearts in Rocky Mountain Wild! Animal Care Manager, Rebecca, is in the moose yard with him to talk about how he’s been doing since he arrived last Wednesday morning. (To . . .
Orphaned 8-week-old Alaska Moose Makes Journey to New Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excitedly making preparations for the newest resident of Rocky Mountain Wild — an 8-week-old male Alaska moose, due to arrive this Wednesday. The big-eyed, light brown, long-legged calf was orphaned at about six days old outside of Anchorage, Alaska, when his mother was involved in a fatal human-wildlife conflict. He has . . .
Mountain Lion Kitten’s First Week at #CMZoo
Last week, Bob introduced you to the newest member of our #CMZoo family, an adorable mountain lion kitten! We may never know this little guy’s full backstory, but what we do know is he was rescued by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers after being found on a logging road outside of Spokane. Since . . .
Bob Gives an Update on Penny’s Memorial Statue, and Introduces Our Newest Family Member
We recognize many of you were frustrated with our e-ticketing system and the restrictions we must follow to keep the Zoo open, but hope you recognize that we are doing our best to welcome you back in these difficult times. We hope this update from Bob brings a little perspective, and reminds you of the . . .
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 . . .
Checking in with CMZoo’s 2019 Babies
We had a baby boom in 2019! From meerkat pups to mountain lion kittens to a giraffe calf and more, the seven species of babies are growing up fast. (Make sure you watch until the end to meet our latest addition: five meerkat pups!)
CMZoo Breeding and Releasing Programs for Black-Footed Ferrets and Wyoming Toads Continue to Save Species
CMZoo’s conservation team gives an update on its black-footed ferret and Wyoming toad breeding programs. The two important breeding and release efforts contribute to saving species that were once considered extinct in the wild.
Mountain Lion Cubs and “Grandma” Kaya Settle into Shared Space
The three mountain lion cubs who were orphaned in Washington in late May are growing, playing and getting settled in their new home with their new "grandma" Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo mountain lion. The four mountain lions are sharing den and outdoor space together, and can be visited every day in Rocky Mountain Wild.
CMZoo Welcomes Baby Girl Giraffe Calf to the Herd
July 6 at 1:20 p.m. MDT, we welcomed a baby girl to the herd! Hear from Jason, CMZoo giraffe animal care manager, about how the new calf's first few weeks of life have been, and learn about what's next for Msitu's not-so-little girl.
Giraffe Calf Born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Msitu (muh - SEE’ - too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed a calf to the herd at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Msitu and the baby are doing well. The sex of the baby has not been confirmed. The calf appears to be about six feet tall. The calf was born at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will be named after he or she is 30 days old...