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!
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.
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.
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.