Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Logo

Three members of the zoo’s large giraffe herd

Date opened
1926

Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Coordinates
38°46′12″N 104°51′18″W / 38.77°N 104.855°W / 38.77; -104.855Coordinates: 38°46′12″N 104°51′18″W / 38.77°N 104.855°W / 38.77; -104.855

Land area
140 acres (57 ha) (40 acres (16 ha) in use)[1]

Number of animals
750[1]

Number of species
150[1]

Memberships
AZA[2]

Website
www.cmzoo.org

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s only mountainside zoo. It is located southwest of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Cheyenne Mountain in the United States and has an elevation of 6,800 feet (2,100 m) above sea level. The zoo covers 140 acres (57 ha), 40 (16 ha) of which are in use. It is located west of The Broadmoor resort along the slopes of Cheyenne Mountain’s lower north end. The animal collection includes more than 750 animals, representing nearly 150 different species, with more than 30 endangered species.[1]

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Entrance is included with zoo admission.

Contents

1 History
2 Exhibits

2.1 African Rift Valley
2.2 Asian Highlands
2.3 Aquatics

2.3.1 Making Waves

2.4 Australia Walkabout
2.5 Bear Grottos
2.6 Encounter Africa
2.7 Monkey Pavilion
2.8 My Big Backyard
2.9 Primate World
2.10 Rocky Cliffs
2.11 Rocky Mountain Wild