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3 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 5 months ago

Rabid bat found at Pueblo Zoo

A wild bat has tested positive for rabies. It was found at the Pueblo Zoo. It was discovered in front of the vulture stork pen. The Health Department is concerned people may have come in contact with it. If you or your child possibly came into contact with...

2 years 5 months ago

More baby animals at Pueblo Zoo

It's a baby boom at the Pueblo Zoo! Four little emu chicks were all born within the past 12 days, with the youngest only two days old! Their dad is pretty protective. The staff says right now the public can only see them a few hours each morning. They...

2 years 7 months ago

Pueblo Zoo offers half price admission

The Pueblo Zoo will offer half price admission for one day during Spring Break. On Wednesday, March 28, adults will be admitted for $4 and children for $3. The Pueblo Zoo is located in City Park on Pueblo's southside. Click here for more information.

2 years 10 months ago

Denver Zoo could hike the price

DENVER (AP) - Denver Zoo officials are considering an increase in admission fees because of the rising cost of buildings and animal feed. A committee on Tuesday recommended that the mayor and city council raise fees by $2 a person, beginning in January. According to the Denver Post,...

3 years 8 months ago

Natural gas leak disrupts Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) - Construction workers have accidentally severed a 3-inch natural gas line at the Denver Zoo, prompting zoo keepers to move some birds indoors. The accident occurred Tuesday morning before the zoo was open to the public. Zoo spokeswoman Tiffany Barnhart says few animals were in the area...

3 years 11 months ago

Elephant bridge planned at Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Zoo is installing a 55-foot-long bridge that will take Asian elephants from one habitat to another while human visitors walk along a pathway below. Indian rhinos and Malayan tapirs will also use the bridge in turn as they rotate through different outdoor yards throughout...

4 years 1 month ago

Snake escape! Atlanta Zoo loses rattler

Georgia wildlife officials will inspect an Atlanta zoo after a venomous rattlesnake was able to escape and slither around a city neighborhood. Zoo staff noticed the female tiger rattlesnake was missing during a routine check late Friday. The snake was found dead Monday after a nearby property owner killed...

4 years 2 months ago

Halted zoo ride blamed on bad wire

The stalled ski-type chairlift ride at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo started Wednesday with a system code error. Operators decided to stop the ride to investigate. When the investigation took longer than expected the operators decided to evacuate the riders. The Fire Department retrieved 19 passengers from the Sky Ride,...

4 years 2 months ago

50th penguin born to Pueblo Zoo

Meet Freedom no, not the political idea, the baby penguin. Freedom was named through a contest at the Pueblo Zoo. The name stuck because Freedom is the 50th African penguin to be born at the zoo. Freedom is about 12 weeks old and the reason we're not saying if it's...

4 years 9 months ago

Hippo escapes from flooded zoo

A hippo escaped from a flooded private zoo in Montenegro on Tuesday, shocking villagers who found her strolling near their homes. Even more shocking, the zoo owner plans to wait a bit before trying to recapture the 2-ton hippo named Nikica. Nikica escaped as heavy rains sent water...

4 years 11 months ago

Over 17,000 species threatened by extinction

A rare Panamanian tree frog, a rodent from Madagascar and two lizards found only in the Philippines are among over 17,000 species threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group said Tuesday. The Rabb's fringe-limbed tree frog, only discovered four years ago, is one of 1,895 amphibian species that could...

5 years 1 month ago

Local doctors save gorilla at zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 25-year-old silverback lowland gorilla “Rafiki” is now recovering well from a medical crisis due to the lifesaving assistance from the region’s human healthcare professionals. In early September, “Rafiki” was presenting symptoms of a headache and reduced appetite, and was not responding to initial treatment. The...

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