The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. Situated on 146-acres, 70 of which are developed, at an elevation of 6,800 feet, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only mountain zoo in the United States. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to more than 600 animals representing some 142 species from around the world, over 30 of which are classified as endangered or threatened. The Zoo is one of just five accredited zoos in the country that does not receive local or regional public tax support. Our mission is providing a crucial link between people and nature in a complex and changing world.
Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906