Send Us Your Big Ideas!
Over the next several months, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo plans to get thoughtful input from the community on the short- and long-term future of the Zoo. We plan to pose various questions and surveys to you, our valued guests and neighbors, to help us identify big ideas that could make your experience at the Zoo even . . .
New Opportunities to Explore and Learn with CMZoo’s EdVenture Department
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department is finding new ways to connect you with our animals. These new programs give guests options that suit their comfort level, while still providing up-close, custom animal experiences. Even with virtual options, we can still get you very, very close! Take a look at some of the newest programs offered: . . .
Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloths Explore New Homes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Check in with our three Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths, Bean, Chalupa and Bosco, as they settle into their new homes at CMZoo. Bean, who was born at CMZoo in 2019, is gaining independence just as Bean would in the wild at this age. Bean recently moved into The Loft, where keepers created a ropes course for . . .
New Trees for Colobus Monkeys and African Lions
Although admissions to the Zoo might slow down in the winter, behind the scenes, our team is constantly working to provide enriching habitats that support our animals’ natural behaviors and needs. Frank Haas, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo landscape architect and planner, often leads projects that enrich our animals’ lives, but which many Zoo goers may not . . .
Perfect Gifts for Animal Lovers
November might be almost over, but the holiday season has just begun! Finding the right gifts can sometimes be the most challenging part of the holidays. If you are stumped on the perfect gifts to surprise your loved ones, don’t worry. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has you covered. For the Artist or Decorator: Consider picking up . . .
CMZoo Member-Supported East African Crowned Crane Conservation Project Makes Progress
An important conservation effort to save crowned cranes in East Africa is making progress, thanks to the support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo members. The East African crowned crane has seen a dramatic decrease in population, losing 4,500 individuals over the last four years. If the decline continues at this pace, East African crowned cranes could . . .
Gorilla Troop Prepares for Winter Following Successful Summer of Socializations
Since Goma, our 29-year-old silverback Western lowland gorilla, came to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in 2016, Primate World keepers have worked to socialize him with the four female gorillas who live at the Zoo. Each of the ladies has her own personality, which means Goma – who came to CMZoo without much experience living in a . . .
New Edventure Programs for Kids and Kids at Heart
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s EdVenture Department is looking for creative ways to support our community with familiar favorites and some amazing new programs during these unusual times. From homeschoolers and scout groups, to 21-and-up evening tours and more, CMZoo’s EdVenture team is sure they have an exciting program for you, no matter your age. Hands On . . .
CMZoo Pallas’ Cats Soon Entering Breeding Season
Winter is a season of opportunity for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Pallas’ cats, 3-year-old female, Nancy, and 3-year-old male, Bo. The two Asian Highlands residents are often referred to as the original grumpy cats because of their intense stares, furrowed brows and downturned mouths. Their unique ears sit on the sides of their fluffy round faces, . . .
Baby Girl Siamang Bonding Well with Parents
The female Siamang born on Labor Day in Primate World to parents, Eve and Wayan, is growing well and will soon get a name! Our partner, Children’s Hospital Colorado, partnered with us to invite the public to vote on four names chosen by the baby’s keepers. The public can vote on her name through Sunday, . . .