Unveiling of Penny’s Memorial Sculpture 6-20-20
Welcome to the official unveiling of our memorial bronze statue honoring our 200th giraffe calf, Penny. Bob Chastain, president and CEO of #CMZoo, and Antonia Chastain, manager of public art for the Zoo and the sculptor of this piece, are telling us about this special tribute to the giraffe calf who touched the hearts of . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens After Nearly 3-Month Closure; Health Precautions and Limited Advance Ticketing in Place for June 6-19
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excited to announce its phased reopening to the public, beginning with members on Saturday, June 6. On Friday evening, the Zoo received final approval from Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) to reopen, following a nearly three-month closure due to the . . .
A Message from Bob Chastain, CMZoo President & CEO
As many of you know, even though we have been closed for the past 11+ weeks, work has not stopped at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Through our social media channels, we have shown you lots of sneak peeks at what our keepers and animals have been up to, but Bob Chastain, president and CEO of #CMZoo, . . .
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 . . .
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO CLOSES TEMPORARILY; PLANS TO REOPEN APRIL 17, 2020
UPDATE: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s reopening date has been changed from April 1, 2020 to April 17, 2020. This is an update to the Zoo’s official statement from March 16, 2020, which you can find below. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we believe we have multiple responsibilities to our community, in addition to . . .
Precautionary Measures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Regarding COVID-19
Here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we believe we have multiple responsibilities to our community, in addition to our responsibilities to the natural world. Our unique atmosphere allows friends and family to spend quality time together, while providing our guests an opportunity to spend time in the outdoors, which has been shown to improve both physical . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Becomes ‘Water Neutral’ with Trout Unlimited Winter Water Offset Partnership
Running a zoo requires a substantial amount of water. There are guest facilities, water features in animal habitats, cleaning and sanitation, horticulture, food and beverage services, maintenance and, of course, human and animal water consumption to consider. Leaning on his background in horticulture, environmental education and ecology, and his involvement in global conservation projects, Cheyenne . . .
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 . . .