Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd (at Cheyenne Mountain Hwy.)

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is an American zoo on the side of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1926, it is the only mountain zoo in the United States and has been operating for nearly 100 years. The zoo is home to over 750 animals, including rare and endangered species such as Amur tigers, African lions, and mountain lions. The zoo also has a large collection of giraffes, with the largest herd in North America. Visitors can interact with many of the animals through various exhibits and experiences, including feeding giraffes and birds, and attending animal shows.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a popular tourist destination in Colorado Springs and has won numerous awards, including being named the #4 Best Zoo in North America by USA Today in 2021. The zoo is known for its stunning mountain views and natural setting, with many of the animal exhibits located on hillsides and among trees. Visitors can take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscape. The zoo also offers educational programs and events, making it a great destination for families and animal lovers alike.

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