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Adam's Review:
   Lions, tigers and bears.. oh my! I had a blast hear. I would never thought feeding giraffes would be fun, but there was just something about actually get that close to wild animals that was so cool. I loved watching the fish swim and seeing the poison dart fish. The python and cobra were cool to see to.


Christine's Notes:
   This place definitely has the ability to bring out the child in any adult. Whether you are a senior in a retirement village, a senior in high school or a toddler, you will be sure to have a joyous time full of laughs and excitement. I'm an animal lover and having an opportunity to visit the zoo and learn more about wildlife is a dream come true. Seeing the animals in an environment that was adapted to ape their native lands truly makes for an amazing trip. No matter who you are, you can find at least one animal that will entertain or interest you. The Amur leopard was absolutely a majestic creature. He is native to Russia and China, but thankfully, we have the ability to witness him in the Cheyenne Zoo.

   Penguins are one of my favorite zoo critters, and I was quite pleased to learn that the zoo had an African penguin display, so we had the chance to watch these creatures waddle around in their black and white suits, looking dressy and just too cute. We opted for a customized tour, which gave us answers to all of our questions. We chose to do a tour that includes the animal hospital. Our tour guide was very informative, and we had the pleasure of learning about animal health. The carousel was a must to take my youngest son on. He had an absolute blast at My Big Backyard, where over-sized mushrooms, giant flowers and snakes that you can crawl through are just part of the decor.

   Both my toddler and my oldest enjoyed the petting zoo. It was truly an amazing experience watching my youngest's face light up as he petted a prairie dog. There was just so much to do, it was nearly impossible to fit everything that we wanted to see into one day. The Mountaineer Sky Ride was a unique experience that allowed us to see the zoo from a bird's eye view, and it was quite a spectacular view at that.




Address:
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Admission (subject to change):
Adults $17.25
Children (ages 3-11) $12.25

Phone Numbers:
719.633.9925

Hours(subject to change):
Summer: 9am-6pm
Other Months: 9am-5pm
(last ticket sold at 4pm)

cmzoo.org

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