May 2018
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Staff Profile:
Bailey Jones

Want to meet a tree kangaroo, train a wallaby and feed a chameleon? 
Join us on a tour of Australia Walkabout for our May staff profile!

Fri., June 1 Fri., June 29
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Fri., June 15
6 p.m.
 - 9 p.m.
Thurs., June 21 
10 a.m.  -  2 p.m.
Thurs., June 28 
6  - 10  p.m.

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What's New:
Wallaby Babies
Animal babies are everywhere this spring at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and one place to get a glimpse is in Australia Walkabout. 

Much to the delight of guests, little Poppy, who was born last fall, is leaving mom Kiah's pouch more often now that she is about eight months old.  Over the summer, Poppy will begin spending most of her time out of the pouch but will still be referred to as a "joey," which is the term for a young wallaby.

Animal Encounter:
New Rocky Mountain Goat Arrives
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Rocky Cliffs exhibit has a new resident! With help from the Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation, the Zoo's Rocky Mountain goat herd welcomed a third member in April with the arrival of Albert, a 4-year-old male from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. He joins our two females, Twinkie and her daughter, Yahzi.  

Rocky Mountain goat specialists for AZA zoos recommend Albert breeds with Yahzi, which means we can potentially look forward to baby goats in the Zoo's future.

Wolf Pups
The litter of Mexican gray wolf pups that made their surprise appearance earlier this month in Rocky Mountain Wild are still amazing guests and zookeepers alike.  

Their birth is cause for celebration in part because their arrival just bumped up the total population of endangered Mexican gray wolves by nearly two percent!

The six squirmy pups are being well cared for by mom, who is nursing and checking on them around the clock.  

Explore and Learn :
Teen Programs at the Zoo
When the Colorado Springs community thinks about Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's programming for young people, they often think of camp and birthday programs. But we also have programs designed to connect teens to wildlife, nature, adventure, people and the community.  

These teens spend three months on Zoo grounds or exploring wild places all over our state -  all in an effort to help them be stronger environmental stewards, as well as providing them opportunities to grow as young adults.