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December 2018
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Staff Profile:
miriam piper

Miriam Piper, CMZoo IT manager, gives us a glimpse of a day in her life. 

From installing giraffe cams to wiring the Ethernet infrastructure in new buildings, Miriam's IT job is anything but ordinary.

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

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

Nightly through Tues., Jan. 1
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Member admiss. 7:30 p.m. Last admiss.

Wed., Jan. 2 - Fri., Jan. 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 5
Tues., Jan. 8
Thurs., Jan. 17
Fri., Jan. 25
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 -
Sun., Jan. 13
6 p.m. - 8 a.m.

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What's New:
Meet red-necked wallaby joey hailey
An adorable new face has made its debut in Australia Walkabout. At nine months old, red-necked wallaby joey, Hailey, is now spending most of her time outside of her mom's pouch.  Click below to watch a video featuring our latest wallaby mob addition and the rest of the crew!

Animal Encounter:
Earlier  this year, the Zoo welcomed a litter of Mexican wolf pups. They were the first wolf pups born at CMZoo in 20 years!

The pups and their parents are important to the continued survival of the species in human care, and as ambassadors for their endangered counterparts in the wild.

The pups, now eight months old, have grown so much that it's difficult to tell them apart from their parents by size alone. Click below to read about their unique identifying traits and their journey as a pack so far.

2018: A Year in review
Conservation is central to everything we do at CMZoo! Thanks to our Quarters for Conservation program, whereby each admission allows our guests to contribute 75 cents to conservation efforts, they're able to raise approximately $500,000 a year to help wild animals.

We hope you enjoy looking back at some of CMZoo's 2018 conservation highlights.

Children's Hospital Colorado :
healthy living: tips for introducing animals
Animal Care Manager Joanna Husby recently helped introduce CMZoo's new ring-tailed lemur sisters, Allagash and Rogue, to their new male friend, Hercules.

In this article, she shares tips on introducing animals for long term success, with patience and respect for each animal's unique approach.

The Golden Years :
meet cmzoo's living legend, rio grand turkey laredo
Guests and staff alike are enamored with CMZoo living legend Laredo, a Rio Grande turkey. 

At nearly 18 years old, Laredo is the oldest documented living turkey in the United States, and probably in the world. The average lifespan of a turkey is between five and seven years.

Click below to learn about Laredo's personality and how CMZoo keepers take special care of him.

Explore and Learn :
cmzoo edventure team launches new programs for 2019
New year, new program! CMZoo's EdVenture department is excited to announce the launch of Stroller Safaris, d esigned for adventurers ages one to four.

Each month will feature a new theme, beginning with  Juju in January. Registrants will participate in a gorilla-themed sensory activity, meet Juju, a member of our gorilla troop, and assist keepers with feeding one of our animal ambassadors in The Loft!