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 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Staff Celebrates Hippo Homecoming
Saturday, May 23, 2020 (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) – With Water’s Edge: Africa Construction Issues Resolved, Nile Hippos Return to CMZoo! The sounds of hippo ‘laughs’ are once again echoing from the side of Cheyenne Mountain. Zambezi (zam-BEE-zee) and Kasai (kuh-SIGH), CMZoo’s Nile hippo sisters, are back home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! The two female hippos . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reflects on the Service of Long-Time Friend and Colleague Who Touched Millions of Hearts
This weekend, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family said a difficult goodbye to Tahoma, our well-loved friend and colleague in the fight to save wildlife. “We strongly believe all of our animals have a very important job to do,” said Bob Chastain, president and CEO of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. “They are ambassadors for their wild counterparts. . . .
CMZoo Celebrates the Long Life of Riyadh, 29-year-old Reticulated Giraffe
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo family is celebrating the long life of the eldest member of the Zoo’s reticulated giraffe herd, Riyadh, today. Since her birth at CMZoo in 1990, she made countless connections with guests, members and fans, who would delight at her small-but-mighty personality and regal nature. As she grew older, Riyadh began showing . . .
Our First African Penguins Have Arrived at Water’s Edge: Africa!
We have BIG NEWS on #WorldPenguinDay! Our first five African penguins have arrived! Since our temporary closure, we’ve continued work on Water’s Edge: Africa, our new home for hippos, penguins, warthogs, lemurs and more. We’re happy to report the new exhibit’s first residents are settling in. In this video, meet CMZoo African penguins Pomona, Safara, . . .
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 Celebrates Valentine’s Day with New Baby Howler Monkey
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo received an early Valentine’s gift as a second black howler monkey in just under a year was born yesterday. Four-year-old howler monkey Charlie gave birth to her second baby on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:14 a.m. An early-morning staff member was doing a routine check on Charlie and saw the beginning of . . .
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 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Members Donate $20,000 to Australia Bushfire Recovery
Simply by visiting the Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo members and guests contribute to important global conservation work. “Watching the devastating bushfires in Australia from our living rooms in Colorado can leave you feeling helpless and wondering what you can do to make a difference,” said Bob Chastain, CMZoo president and CEO. “It’s important to note . . .