Three Pink-Backed Pelicans Join Water’s Edge: Africa
Three pink-backed pelicans joined the African penguins at Water’s Edge: Africa today! Pandora, Plato and Penelope have moved into the penguin building, where they will stay for a few days to settle in before beginning to explore the outdoor penguin areas, too. Pink-backed pelicans have a wingspan of 7 to 9 feet, but they’re one . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Baby Girl Giraffe Calf
Bailey, an 8-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed her very first calf to the herd at 11:37 a.m. today. Bailey and the female giraffe calf are doing well. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will be named after she is 30 days old. “You couldn’t ask anything more of a first-time mom,” . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Announces Plans to Close Monkey Pavilion
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is moving forward with plans to demolish Monkey Pavilion, located centrally near the Zoo’s eateries and historic carousel, starting in November. Monkey Pavilion was built in 1942 and originally housed big cats, such as tigers, leopards and lions. Since then, the building has undergone renovations to support residents including lemurs, monkeys, sloths . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Military Appreciation Week Starts Monday
Active duty and veteran military members receive 50% off admission for entire household – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Military Appreciation Week is Monday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. All active-duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive 50% off the base Zoo admission cost . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Unexpected Bundle of Joy
Baby Siamang Born to First-Time Parents, Eve and Wayan – Eve, a 9-year-old Siamang at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, took a different approach to Labor Day this year: by going into labor. In the wee hours of the morning, she gave birth to an adorable black-haired, pink-eared baby, whose sex has not yet been identified. Baby . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Makes Significant Changes to Run to the Shrine
Timed Entry Required; Additional Tickets Released Wednesday – Our breathtaking mountainside 4-mile route through the Zoo to Shrine of the Sun and back has become an annual Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, and it is the only day of the year that guests are allowed to travel up to the Shrine of the Sun by foot! . . .
CMZoo Makes Updates to Rescheduled Moonlight on the Mountain Event
New tickets available Monday, Aug. 17; timed reservations are required. – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is making changes to its popular 21-and-up event, Moonlight on the Mountain, rescheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Those who previously purchased tickets are required to make timed reservations for entry to the Zoo which can . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #4 Best Zoo in North America by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD NAMED #2 BEST ZOO EXHIBIT IN NORTH AMERICA – For the fourth consecutive year, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been voted one of the top ten zoos in North America in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This time, America’s mountain Zoo was recognized in two categories: #4 Best Zoo in North . . .
Orphaned 8-week-old Alaska Moose Makes Journey to New Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is excitedly making preparations for the newest resident of Rocky Mountain Wild — an 8-week-old male Alaska moose, due to arrive this Wednesday. The big-eyed, light brown, long-legged calf was orphaned at about six days old outside of Anchorage, Alaska, when his mother was involved in a fatal human-wildlife conflict. He has . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes Biko, Male Nile Hippo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed another multi-ton resident to the brand-new exhibit, Water’s Edge: Africa, on Tuesday evening. Biko (BEE-koh), a 17-year-old male Nile hippopotamus, will join female hippos, Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Nile Hippopotamus Species Survival Plan. He will continue to acclimate . . .