Welcome to the Herd, Panya
On Monday, Sept. 23, CMZoo giraffe lovers said a heartfelt goodbye to two-year-old Rae, a reticulated giraffe who moved from CMZoo to Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago, Ill. That same day, two-year-old female reticulated giraffe, Panya, joined the CMZoo herd from Memphis Zoo, on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP).
Three Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Meet Kaya, 13-year-old CMZoo Mountain Lion
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. Kaya came to CMZoo in 2006, from Wyoming, with her three brothers. The four cubs were...
Meet Mike and Sully: CMZoo’s New Gila Monsters
Scutes Family Gallery will soon welcome two new residents: Mike and Sully. As venomous lizards, the two male Gila monsters require special handling. In this video, learn how to identify Mike from Sully, their interesting adaptations, and how you can help protect this near-endangered species.
Meet Alexander and Penelope, CMZoo’s Common Warthogs
As we prepare for the opening of Water’s Edge: Africa later this summer, we’re excited to introduce the future exhibit’s newest residents, Penelope and Alexander, eight-month-old common warthogs. Have you ever seen a warthog do “zoomies”? Click below to learn about these two rambunctious siblings who will live alongside our hippos, and perhaps even venture . . .
Meet Tommy & Tori, CMZoo’s American Alligators
Animal Encounter Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to two male American alligators, Tommy and Tori, who live in Australia Walkabout. Both boys came to CMZoo as hatchlings, beginning with Tori nearly a decade ago. It may come as a surprise to some who are unfamiliar with their species, but alligators are intelligent. In a new . . .