December 2017
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Staff Profile:
Connor Anglum

Check out our video interview for this month's staff profile to find out who's behind the magic of Electric Safari!

December 31
3 p.m. Zoo close
2 p.m. Last admiss.
Reopen for Electric Safari
at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m.
for members)

January 1
Shrine Road closed
3 p.m. Zoo close
2 p.m. Last admiss.
Reopen for Electric Safari
at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m.
for members)

Nightly - Jan. 1
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
January 7
7:30 p.m.
January 13 
6 p.m. - Jan. 14, 8 a.m.

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What's New?
Wallaby baby receives best care in mama's pouch
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed the birth of a Bennett's wallaby this fall to new parents Kiah and Bugsy, but this arrival won't be making its public debut for a few more months yet.

That's because baby wallabies - called joeys - are still developing inside their mother's pouch long after birth. Australia Walkabout keepers know Kiah's baby is nearly four months old now, which means it is roughly 9-10 cm in length.

Animal Encounter:
Pallas' cat brothers arrive for extended visit
If you haven't spotted them already, be sure and stop by the Pallas' cat exhibit in Asian Highlands during your next trip to the zoo. Two young Pallas' cat brothers - Bo and Tate - have taken up residence in the exhibit and are already charming guests.

The brothers arrived at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo earlier this month. They were born at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah and will spend approximately a year with us. The young cats will celebrate their first birthdays in March, but are already considered full grown.  

The Tsavo Trust, which works to protect elephants and rhinos in Africa from illegal poaching, is gaining more ground, thanks to the continued support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo guests. 

This year, donations are supporting the Trust's long-term viability through infrastructure development, in addition to ongoing support for aerial surveys. These donations were made possible through the Zoo's Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) program and our popular Elephant and Rhino Snack Times.

Explore and Learn:
Give the Gift of Less
There is a lot of buzz right now about using less plastic and trying to create less waste in general. And it can seem daunting to make major life changes all of a sudden, but there are lots of simple ways we can all get involved.

There are four big plastic items that most people use nearly every day without even thinking about it. These four items are the biggest source of plastic pollutants in oceans, rivers, and landfills. 

The good news is each of these items has a low cost and simple alternative to help us all keep the planet a little greener.

Children's Hospital Colorado:
Staying Safe During Winter Months
Winter can be a tricky time of year to keep our families healthy and safe. But with the proper preparation and safety rules in place, you can minimize any negative impacts.

The same is true with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo animals. Many of our animals in Rocky Mountain Wild and Asian Highlands are well-adapted for the cold Colorado winters, but many others throughout the Zoo need our help to stay healthy and warm. 

Just like our children need help navigating winter weather, our animals sometimes need our help, as well.