I felt like a kid going to the zoo for the first time.  I don't really like zoos as I cannot stand seeing animals penned up.  However, it's been years and years since I last visited a zoo and I didn't feel so bad this time around.  It was the last day of September 2007 when I visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I went with a friend of mine and her two daughters — they are devout zoo members and visit often.  So it seemed as though I had my own personal tour guides.

I brought along my new digital camera and took close to one hundred photographs.  The entire zoo seems to resemble the animals' natural habitats as closely as possible.  Being from Africa myself, I was delighted to see the likes of kudu, elephant, meerkat, and hippos.  Of course this zoo is famous for its giraffe — there are lots of them, and by far the cutest thing was the baby giraffe standing with its mother.

The other thing that I got to see was the baby orangutan that was being taken care of by one of the zoo crew.  Absolutely darling.  I had a glorious day exploring the animals and taking photographs, and I look forward to returning often.

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Details of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Third Visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (May 2011)
Second Visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (May 2010)
Denver Zoo, Colorado (May 2010)
Pueblo Zoo, Colorado (May 2010 and June 2011)
Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo (May 2010)
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Some of the animals that I saw were: Giraffe, Cattle Egrets, Colobus Monkeys, Kori Bustards, Lesser Kudus, Meerkats, Red River Hogs, African Penguins, Pythons, Komodo Dragon, Tamarins, Snow Leopard, Poison Dart Frogs, Pygmy Marmosets, Andean Condor, Tarantula, Honey Bees, Orangutans, Gorillas, Wallabys, and Rocky Mountain Goats.


Admission*: Adults (12-64) $12.00  Seniors (65 and above) $10.00  Children (3-11) $6.00  Children (2 and under) FREE (Call or go online for membership and discounts)
Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Telephone: (719) 633-9925
Web Address: www.cmzoo.org
E-Mail Address: info@cmzoo.org
Hours: 9am - 6pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  Open 9am - 5pm all other times of the year.  Last admission is 4pm.

* Prices correct at the time (Oct 07).

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