TOP CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO HIGHLIGHTS
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs offers a new experience with every visit and transforms visitors from passive viewers to active participants - through comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts, and interactive animal experiences. Here are the top highlights:
1. Visit the newest exhibit, Waters Edge: Africa
This special new exhibit design enhances the environment of Nile hippos, African penguins, warthogs and ring-tailed lemurs, giving guests barrier-free views of these incredible animals’ daily lives and the care they receive at the Zoo. Water’s Edge: Africa opened to the public in June 2020.
2. Feed The Giraffes
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado is home to one of the largest herds in North America. Get up close and personal as you feed the giraffes in the African Rift Valley exhibit. The exhibit also features African lions, Colobus monkeys, Grant’s zebra and more!
3. View Modern Art
Did you know that a zoo is an ideal location for a modern art exhibit? The not-to-be-missed Scutes Family Gallery is home to 40 species of reptiles that live in beautiful, unique displays that mimic their individual natural habitats, while helping guests connect with these incredible creatures that might not be everyone’s favorites. Make sure to look up when you approach the atrium. Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths, Chalupa and Bosco, are hanging out in the trees.
4. Ride the Carousel
Take a ride on the historic Carousel. Older than most of the people who ride it, this carousel was a popular attraction at the 1933 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago, Illinois. Built circa 1926 and acquired by Spencer Penrose from the Allan Herschell Company of New York to be installed in 1937, it has become a cherished feature of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo..
5. Experience the Mountaineer Sky Ride
Get a whole new perspective as you soar above the Rocky Mountain goats, grizzly bears and Amur tiger. The Sky Ride is weather dependent.