Zoo Guests Support Elephants and Rhinos in Africa with Additional Donation
The Tsavo Trust, which works to protect elephants and rhinos in Africa from illegal poaching, is gaining more ground, thanks to the continued support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo guests. This year, donations are supporting the Trust’s long-term viability through infrastructure development, in addition to ongoing support for aerial surveys. Two $18,333 donations for infrastructure . . .
Animals, Lights, and Santa Claus at Electric Safari!
There’s only one place in Colorado Springs that you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures and 50 acres of lights and wild animals – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! This year’s event will celebrate 27 years of holiday cheer starting this Friday, December 8 and running for 20 nights in December/January. Hours for the event are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. And Santa Claus will be taking holiday wishes all open nights through December 23.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates the Long Life of Rosie, Andean Bear
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is sad to announce the passing of Rosie, our 28-year-old Andean bear. During her seven years here at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, she made strong emotional connections with guests and staff alike. There are currently only four other Andean bears in North America that have survived to that age. Andean bears are also known as spectacled bears.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Runs Important Wildland Fire Drill
Although many people in the Pikes Peak region consider fire danger a thing of the past when the temperatures begin to drop, there is actually still a high risk for wildland fires during the fall and winter months. Because of this, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo plans to run a realistic, full-scale wildland fire safety drill on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The Zoo will close to guests at 2 p.m., with the last admission at 1 p.m.
Boo at the Zoo Starts Friday!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive with Halloween spirit when thousands of little ghouls and goblins attend Boo at the Zoo beginning this Friday, October 20. The event is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. This year’s Boo at the Zoo is Oct. 20 – 22, 27 – 29 and 31. Boo hours are 4 – 8:30 p.m. all seven nights, with the last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo admission windows will close for daytime admission at 2 p.m.)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates Our Military!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is celebrating the service of military personnel and their families during Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 11 through Sunday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission sold at 4 p.m.). All active duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive half off our base Zoo admission.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Fixes Teddy Bear “Boo-Boos” Saturday, August 19!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 29th annual Teddy Bear Day is tomorrow, Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids age 3 to 11 who are accompanied by a teddy bear, or other stuffed friend, get into the Zoo for just $9.75 (a $10 savings). As always, it pays to be a member – there’s no charge for members to get into Teddy Bear Day. Children 2 and under are just 75¢.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to Demolish Aquatics Building in Preparation for Upcoming Hippo & Penguin Exhibit
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excited to announce the next step toward building a brand-new exhibit for hippos, penguins and other species: the demolition of our 58-year-old Aquatics building. The building was constructed in 1959, the same year Alaska and Hawaii were proclaimed as states.
Tails, Tunes & Tastes is Tomorrow Night – Rain or Shine
The first of two Tails, Tunes & Tastes events is tomorrow night, Thursday, July 27! Tickets are all-inclusive and include beer, wine and spirits, as well as unlimited samples of international delights prepared by the Zoo’s onsite caterer, Taste. Four food stations will be set up at various points around the Zoo. The featured cuisines will be Asian, American, Mediterranean and South American. Additionally, there will be gluten-free and vegetarian options at every station. Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo and have guests dancing the night away until 9:30 p.m.!
Canada Lynx Kittens to Move into Main Exhibit
Our four female Canada lynx kittens have been named and will officially move into their Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19