CMZoo Guests Triple Conservation Funding for Tsavo Trust through Daily Elephant Feedings
When you give Lucky, one of six CMZoo African elephants, an apple, you’re giving her wild counterparts a better chance at survival. Since 2016, CMZoo’s scheduled paid elephant feeding opportunities have sent $25,000 annually to Tsavo Trust, our frontline conservation partner in Tsavo National Park. Now, guests are raising $75,000 per year for our frontline . . .
EdVenture Programs Are Not Just for the Kids
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s vision statement is simple: Every Kid. Every Time. Goosebumps. When we say ‘kids,’ we mean ‘kids of all ages,’ and there are many evening opportunities for grown-ups to enjoy the Zoo in an environment especially for adults. Starlight Safari Date Nights – This three-hour evening program includes one adult beverage per person . . .
8-Week-Old Rocky Mountain Goat Kid Growing in Leaps and Bounds
The adorably fluffy Rocky Mountain Goat kid born on May 4 has a name! Meet Blanca, named after Blanca Peak – one of Colorado’s tallest mountains. Blanca is growing in leaps and bounds! The young female goat is incredibly independent and energetic. Wait until you see her version of zoomies! She now weighs nearly 30 . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Helps Launch Global Mobile App to Empower Consumers to Save Wildlife and Wild Places
If you’ve ever wanted to save the rainforests from the comfort of your smartphone, now’s your chance. With a brand-new free global mobile app, everyone has the power to advocate with their shopping choices, and to make large companies listen to their demands for sustainably produced palm oil. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZoo), under the direction . . .
Get to Know the New Faces in The Loft, My Big Backyard and The Treehouse!
See a few of the new faces at The Loft, The Treehouse and My Big Backyard! From Bubba, our giant African bullfrog, to Nigel, our lesser Madagascar tenrec, Raider the African grey parrot and Ms. Frizzle, our curlyhair tarantula, there are lots of new animal ambassadors to visit on your next trip to CMZoo! Back . . .
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Voted #3 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 sixth 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: #3 Best Zoo in North . . .
Don’t Rub Your Eyes; You’re Seeing Spots Closer Than Ever!
If you’ve visited Asian Highlands at CMZoo lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of activity around the south leopard habitat. Our keepers, grounds and maintenance crews, and Zoo architect, have been working together to upgrade the leopards’ home, thanks to generous support from a friend of the Zoo. The cross-departmental CMZoo design team brought different . . .
Meet the Bees!
Have you noticed the colorful boxes on top of Grizzly Grill? Those are our new bees’ homes! We welcomed three honeybee colonies earlier this month, and they’re hard at work building their hives. Soon, guests will be able to visit an observation colony in The Treehouse in My Big Backyard. Until then, get up-close to . . .
An Outdoor Update with Omo and Zambezi
Our 10-month-old Nile hippo calf continues to grow and explore alongside his mom, Zambezi. Join Water’s Edge: Africa lead keeper, Philip, for an update on Omo and another milestone we expect Omo to reach soon: the 500-pound mark! We’ll be hosting a fun guessing game for a Zoo prize on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, . . .
Let’s Go Outside! Outdoor School Provides Nature-Based Programs for All Ages
Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and trigger happiness! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is offering small-group programs that foster connections with nature, the outdoors and each other. Through hands-on interactive experiences, classes will engage the whole person – physically, mentally and emotionally – and build a stronger connection with our natural world. Outdoor School . . .