Find Your Professional Passion at the Zoo! Summer Work Opportunities include Guest Experiences, Summer Camp, Food Service and Retail
Summer is the busiest season of the year at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as we welcome locals on summer break and out-of-towners spending their vacations in the Rocky Mountains. Though the number of animals we care for typically stays the same during those warmer months, the number of guests can be thousands more than those who . . .
Horticulture Team Tested, Orangutan-Approved: CMZoo’s Shipping Container Farm Produce is a Hit with Primates, Giraffe and Wallabies
In July, we told you about the new shipping container farm growing produce for animals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Since then, CMZoo’s horticulture team has been working through challenges and growing their knowledge, along with lots of lettuce. Last month, they harvested their first test yield of romaine lettuce for CMZoo’s giraffe herd! “They ate . . .
Join the Giraffe Tower for a Typical Winter Day on the Mountain
Have you experienced the magic of CMZoo in the winter yet? Some people think there’s less to see and do at the Zoo in the cooler months, but the CMZoo giraffe tower stays busy all year long, regardless of the weather. Thanks to Colorado’s famous 300 days of sunshine, the 17-member herd explores its outdoor . . .
Six Months of Omo Magic: Enjoy a Video Compilation of our Favorite Hippo Moments
It has been six months of Omo goodness, so we’re taking a little trip down memory lane AND showing you some new up-close Omo footage. Spoiler alert: incoming Omo window boops. From watching Zambezi embrace motherhood for the first time with such a gentle nature to seeing Omo wild out in the pools, and every . . .
Training and Enrichment with Bhutan, CMZoo Snow Leopard
Join Bhutan, our 13-year-old snow leopard, and his keepers for snow day enrichment and training! Learn about Bhutan’s personality, his favorite scent-masking seasoning, which husbandry behaviors he’s working on, and how Bhutan is contributing to the future of his species. Make sure your volume is up to hear Bhutan’s impressive growls during his training session. . . .
Register Now for Spring Break Day Camps
Winter break is coming to an end, and that means spring break will be here before you know it. Spring Break Zoo Camp registration is open now at cmzoo.org/camp. Young explorers from first to sixth grade can sign up now for fun (and educational) opportunities with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Spring Break Zoo Camp is from . . .
Check in with Omo, CMZoo Hippo Calf
December was a big month for CMZoo’s smallest hippo. He just broke the 300-pound mark! Five-month-old Omo is consistently eating solid foods now, but he’ll continue nursing for several months to come. He’s also getting more confident, showing he’s comfortable around new enrichment items, like big boxes and boomer balls. Omo is also meeting his . . .
Do Emmett and Digger, CMZoo grizzlies, hibernate?
It’s officially winter, when many people wonder if Emmett and Digger, CMZoo’s grizzly bears, go into hibernation. The short answer is no, but it’s a more complicated topic than some might expect. Scientists continue to study seasonal animal dormancy and are finding that animals experience a wide spectrum of behavioral and physiological changes in the . . .
Meet Cyclone, The Loft’s New Domestic Ferret
The Loft is now home to three domestic ferrets! Nine-month-old female domestic ferret, Cyclone, has joined Alfred Pennyworth and Harley Quinn at CMZoo. Watch as Cyclone enjoys one of her favorite enrichment activities: a ball pit! Cyclone has lighter fur than Harley. Her markings are similar to Alfred’s, except her nose is black, as his . . .
Five-Month-Old Ring-Tailed Lemur Participates in Physical Therapy for Hand Health
Keepers recently noticed Anja, a 5-month-old ring-tailed lemur pup, appeared to be consistently clenching her hands. The extremely energetic little lemur didn’t appear to be having any mobility issues as a result, but because lemurs use their hands to grip trees and move around, keepers wanted to keep a close eye on her. She was . . .