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8 months 2 weeks ago

Fire at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

COLORADO SPRINGS - A fire at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been put out. The fire started just after 7:00 this morning in the basement of one of their buildings. Crews say it was mostly boxed goods that were burning. They were able to put the fire out in...

2 years 3 months ago

New Rhino at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is getting their brand new Eastern Black Rhinoceros settled in. Jumbe (pronounced joom-bay) is a 9-year-old rhino that they got from a zoo in Texas. He weighs about 2,600 pounds. Jumbe will be part of the new Encounter Africa exhibit currently...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Vote for the News 5 Elephant!

We need your help! The "News 5" elephant is campaigning for your votes to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for some lucky viewers. The proud designers of this one-of-a-kind elephant... News 5 Today's Adam Atchison and Jennifer Horbelt. Believe it or not, they finished their...

3 years 5 months ago

Food causing budget woes for the zoo

It's been a tough year for ranchers, getting hay for their animals. Drought conditions have cut down crop amounts and driven prices up. Nothing different for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo getting hay; they say this has been one of the worst years for their hay budget. Most it is...

3 years 9 months ago

Zombies, lions and Father's Day

It's been a busy week on the News First 5 Facebook page. Early in the week we received many photos of the Duckett Fire and Track Fire and by Saturday, the page was filled with photos from the Zombie Walk in Pueblo. But the highlight of the week has...

3 years 9 months ago

Local family's video goes viral

A Colorado Springs baby and a lioness at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are causing quite a stir on the internet. It started back in late April when Ryan and Katherine Higley took their 1 year old son Trenton to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Trenton had no problem walking up...

4 years 2 months ago

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes new resident

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has welcomed an adult female Mexican Gray Wolf. Zookeepers are hoping their next news about the endangered mammals will be birth announcements. Six-year-old Weeko, meaning beautiful girl, has joined 10-year-old Masadi, meaning moon, in the Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit. Weeko was sent here as part...

4 years 5 months ago

A hippo of a day at the zoo

It was a big day for a big animal at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Tuesday. A crowd of kids helped Kasai the hippo celebrate her eleventh birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" as she marched up the ladder to eat her veggie and whipped cream cake. Kasai was...

4 years 7 months ago

Zoo's sky ride fixed, open for business

Two days after the Mountaineer Sky Ride at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo came to an abrupt halt, stranding people who had to be rescued, it's again open to riders. A replacement wire was installed Friday morning and all safety inspections were completed without any issues.

4 years 7 months ago

Moonlight on the Mountain at Cheyenne Mtn Zoo

If you're looking for something different to do this evening, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting Moonlight on the Mountain. You'll have the chance to enjoy delicious food compliments of WildThings Catering, beverages served by Bristol Brewing and Sovereignty Wines and music by The Martini Shot, an original six-piece...

4 years 8 months ago

Bear season safety tips

Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The...

5 years 2 months ago

Make treats for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo animals

If you're looking for something unique to do with your kids--how about this--make yummy treats out of cereal and fruit, then accompany Jack Frost to your chosen animal to feed them the treats! The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting its Winter WildLand celebration. Besides whipping up animal treats, visit...

5 years 4 months ago

Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo crew in Panama

A crew from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is in Panama, teaming with the Smithsonian and other organizations to save amphibians from possible extinction as they battle a fungus. The five-person expedition team includes Kevin and Jaime Kratt, Dr. Della Garelle, Bob Chastain and Dr. Mark Kombert. They go out...

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