Welcome to the Herd, Panya
On Monday, Sept. 23, CMZoo giraffe lovers said a heartfelt goodbye to two-year-old Rae, a reticulated giraffe who moved from CMZoo to Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago, Ill. That same day, two-year-old female reticulated giraffe, Panya, joined the CMZoo herd from Memphis Zoo, on a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP).
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Hosts ‘Toss the Tusk’ Ivory Surrender Event
To help protect elephants and offer a way for the community to make a direct impact on the crisis, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting an ivory surrender event on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toss the Tusk gives the public a direct opportunity to take a stand for elephants and be part of this global movement to stop the killing and trafficking, by stopping the demand. By surrendering ivory, ensuring it will never hold value in the market, the public can send a strong signal to the world that that elephants are the only ones that should wear ivory.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Silent Night Provides Mindful Evening Experience
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Silent Night is a brand-new CMZoo event, which we hope will provide our community with a place of respite, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Enjoy a quiet Zoo experience, join a meditation session at the EdVenture building, meander at a peaceful pace without a schedule and simply clear your mind. This event might also be ideal for those who are seeking a low-sensory experience.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Celebrates Military Appreciation Week
Monday, Sept. 9 - Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 all active duty, veteran and retired military members and their dependents who live in the same household will receive half off the base Zoo admission. Military Appreciation Week is the Zoo’s way of thanking military personnel for their service to our country, apart from the daily available military discount. To receive the discount, present your valid military ID at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s admission booth.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Invites Public to Teddy Bear Day
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 31st annual Teddy Bear Day is Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 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¢.
Giraffe Calf Born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Msitu (muh - SEE’ - too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, welcomed a calf to the herd at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Msitu and the baby are doing well. The sex of the baby has not been confirmed. The calf appears to be about six feet tall. The calf was born at 1:20 p.m. MDT. Following Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tradition, the calf will be named after he or she is 30 days old...
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo African Elephant, Missy, Turns 50
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is inviting media and the public to celebrate our oldest resident’s 50th birthday. Children’s Hospital Colorado is presenting the birthday party for Missy, a female African elephant, who will have the opportunity to participate in special birthday enrichment activities, including an elephant-sized birthday cake...
Moonlight on the Mountain is Sold Out, But Tickets Remain for Other Summer Adults-Only Fundraisers
Moonlight on the Mountain, one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s most popular adult-only events, is Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets to this 21 and over event are officially sold out, but Tails, Tunes & Tastes tickets are still available. Moonlight on the Mountain attendees will enjoy...
Orphaned Mountain Lion Cubs Find Home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Three adorable six-week-old mountain lion cubs are on their way to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo today, after being orphaned in Washington state. The two sisters and their brother, who still bear the camouflaging spots of young cubs, were found in their den last week. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) responded to a human-wildlife conflict...
BABY WATCH: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Announces Giraffe Pregnancy
Msitu (muh-SEE’-too), a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is pregnant, according to various test results and experts. CMZoo veterinary staff and giraffe keepers believe she is likely to have a calf in the next two months. ”We’re excited to share this news with our community and the huge group of giraffe fans around the world...