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November 2018
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Staff Profile:
Vicky Mcnamar


Vicky McNamar is a senior maintenance tech at CMZoo. She has worked at the Zoo for 20 years in a variety of roles. Her biggest role of the season? Preparing holiday lights and structures for Electric Safari!


December 7 - 9
4 p.m. Zoo & Shrine close
3 p.m. Last admiss.

December 14 - Jan. 1
*Except below Holiday Hours*
4 p.m. Zoo & Shrine close
3 p.m. Last admiss.

December 24
3 p.m. Zoo & Shrine close
2 p.m. Last admiss.
Electric Safari closed 

December 25
3 p.m. Zoo closes
2 p.m. Last admiss.
Shrine Road closed

December 31
3 p.m. Zoo & Shrine close
2 p.m. Last admiss.

January 1
3 p.m. Zoo closes
2 p.m. Last admiss.
Shrine Road closed

Fri., Dec. 7 - Sun., Dec. 9 
Fri., Dec. 14 - Tues., Jan. 1
(CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE)

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. early member entry
7:30 p.m. last admission
Sun., Dec. 9
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 26 - Fri., Dec. 28

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for kindergarten campers

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What's New:
new edventure and membership building progresses
Water's Edge: Africa may be the biggest new addition under construction at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, but it's not the only one. 

By summer 2019, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Membership and EdVenture departments will have a new place to call home.

Animal Encounter:
MEET CMZOO'S RARE, UNUSUAL AND ENDANGERED  MOUNTAIN TAPIRS 
It's no secret that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to rare and unique animals. But, this month's Animal Encounter features two CMZoo ambassador animals that are so extremely rare, that CMZoo is one of only two places in the nation where they can be seen. 

CMZoo's mountain tapirs are two of only seven in the United States. Fewer than 2,000 exist in the world.

The Golden Years :
cmzoo's six aging african elephants get special care
Taking proper care of any animal requires dedication, but keeping this aging group healthy and happy calls for a jam-packed schedule of care, training, monitoring and documentation.
 
The elephants also participate in 'elephant yoga,' doing various stretches instructed by keepers in effort to maintain flexibility. Keepers take the elephants on daily walks on a quarter-mile path they call the elephant trek, ensuring they get adequate exercise. 

Explore and Learn :
gifts and experiences that make memories
The time of gift giving is upon us, which means spending time thinking of the perfect gift to share with your loved ones. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has some great ideas that can help you spend less time shopping and more time together. 

For the person who has everything or the animal lover who can't get enough, these experiences will live on well past the average wrappable gift.