April 2018
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Staff Profile:
Jenyva Fox

Check out our April staff profile and meet the  lead animal keeper in African Rift Valley!

Saturday, May 12 
9 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
7:30 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Thursday, May 24
Friday, May 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 27 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, May 28 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, May 28, 9 a.m. -
Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m.
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

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What's New:
On the trail of the wild mountain tapir
Hiking the wild, wet and windy tundra of the Andes Mountains to spot an elusive species of tapir is an unusual day's work for some of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's staff. For Joanna Husby, Michelle Salido and Beth Genz, it was also one of the pinnacles of their careers in animal care and conservation.

The three Zoo staffers travelled to Ecuador last month to take part in a follow-up excursion to help track and radio-collar endangered mountain tapir.  The research is considered critical, given the limited number of animals left in the wild and a lack of available data about them.

Animal Encounter:
Meerkat "Pupdate"
Our newest meerkat pups are growing up! They are learning  from their family what being a meerkat is all about.  WATCH NOW

Golden Years:
Seniority has its privileges
Animals that reach senior citizen status at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo garner an extra measure of respect. It is a nod to their resiliency, but also to the unique characteristics and behaviors that zookeepers and guests alike have come to anticipate and appreciate about our senior animals. In return, we ensure they are well taken care of in their golden years.

One of the most senior animals at the Zoo is Tamu, the reticulated giraffe. At 32 years of age, she reigns supreme in the giraffe yard and is believed to be the oldest giraffe in North America.

Vultures need our help
Vulture conservation has been a focus at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for nearly a decade, and while strides have been made toward protecting them, this critically important species still hovers on the brink of extinction. They need our help more than ever.

We are helping re-introduce African vultures to their wild habitat as one of our Quarters for Conservation legacy projects.   In addition, these birds have been part of our annual membership vote the past three years. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has donated nearly $67,000 to vulture conservation to date.  

Healthy Living with CHCO:
Diagnostic Imaging Options for Children and Animals
It's important to make the right diagnostic imaging decisions for your children, and there are also a variety of radiography options when it comes to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's animals.

Here at the Zoo, we have portable x-ray and ultrasound equipment that can go directly to the animals in their habitats, which helps the animals stay calm when it comes time for diagnostic tests. These tests can be used on animals as small as a frog that weighs just two grams (or about the size of two raisins) or as large as the feet of an elephant or giraffe.  

Explore & Learn:
Summer Camp is open!
It may not be summertime yet, but it is time to start planning for summer vacation! 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's summer camps have been listed as one of the best day camp experiences in Colorado Springs. 
With camp options for preschoolers through 12th graders, there is truly an adventure for everyone. 

Summer camps are very popular and space is limited, so be sure to sign up your camper today!