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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Colorado Springs, Colorado. Situated just a few minutes southwest of downtown, the zoo is located at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road and sits at an elevation of 6,714 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest zoos in America. With 140 acres of land, the zoo offers plenty to see and experience for visitors of all ages. More Here

The zoo was founded in 1926 by Spencer Penrose, who was inspired to collect animals after being gifted a bear. Initially, the animals were housed at Penrose’s Broadmoor Hotel, but after a monkey bit a guest, he decided to relocate the animals to their own home, resulting in the creation of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

One of the zoo’s main attractions is its incredible giraffe herd. Visitors are able to come face-to-face with these magnificent animals as they are allowed to pet and feed the giraffes from elevated pathways. The zoo has had over 200 giraffes at the zoo since its inception and the giraffes have always been the zoo’s most popular attraction. Learn About Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Another popular exhibit at the zoo is the Budgie Buddies exhibit. The walk-in aviary allows guests to feed, pet and interact with small birds known as “budgies”. This exhibit is especially popular amongst small children as the budgies are extremely friendly and docile and their soft small beaks make them less prone to biting.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, so drop by any time for a visit with your friends and family! The zoo is an exciting and educational destination that offers something for everyone to enjoy.