The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a zoological park situated on Cheyenne Mountain in the United States, southwest of the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is America's highest zoo at a height of 6,714 feet above sea level. There are 140 acres in the zoo, 40 of which are used. More than 750 animals, representing almost 150 distinct species, including more than 30 endangered species, are housed in the zoo. According to USA Today, the zoo was the fourth-best zoo in North America in 2018. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has granted it accreditation.
Businessman Spencer Penrose was motivated to start an animal collection after receiving a bear as a gift in 1916. Until a monkey bit a hotel visitor, animals were kept at Penrose's Broadmoor Hotel. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was established in 1926 to house the exotic animal collection. Spencer Penrose created the Colorado Springs Zoo as a non-profit public trust in 1938 for the benefit of the locals.
The zoos in Colorado are world-class. Two of Colorado's most well-known tourist attractions have once again been named among the best in the country. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was named the fourth-best zoo in America by USA Today's Readers' Choice 10 Best for 2021, and Denver Zoo came in at number ten.
A little over 6 miles south of Colorado Springs is where you'll find the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The facility opens each day at nine in the morning. to 5 p.m. Holidays, spring break, and peak season (June through September) entry is $24.75 for adults (12 to 64), $19.75 for children (3 to 11), and $0.75 for children younger than 2 years old.
The Mountain Zoo of America is located near Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers stunning views of the city and its many animals from its elevation of 6,714 feet above sea level. Visit the Grizzly Grill for a fine lunch, ride an old carousel, and take the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the top of the zoo.
One of the best zoos in the country, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is located on a mountainside with a view of Colorado Springs. Feed their famed giraffe herd, walk alongside wallabies, and experience the lion pride's ferocious roars.
Visitors may now get closer than ever to the animals thanks to the Zoo's innovative display design. Get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's smallest residents in The Loft, hand-feed one of the biggest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, bounce next to red-necked wallabies, waddle alongside African penguins, and watch grizzlies swim with trout. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is open every day of the year for family entertainment.
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