• Cheyenne Mountain Zoo staff encouraged by baby giraffe's good day

    By Tatiana Parafinuck-Talesnick tatiana.talesnick@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Friday was a better day for Penny, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's newest giraffe, who's had a rough time since being born 11 days ago. "She's looking stronger," Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's marketing director Jenny Koch said. "We're hoping she can continue to improve." Penny gave her...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's ailing baby giraffe named early

    By Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick tatiana.talesnick@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Amid a health scare that captivated thousands, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's 10-day-old giraffe has been christened early. The calf was named Penny after zoo workers played two songs for the newborn to help choose the name. The calf preferred the song "Penny Lane" over "Mamma Mia." Mia and...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s baby giraffe back on her feet after health scare

    By tatiana talesnick and Ellie Mulder citydesk@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s newborn giraffe was found splayed in her stall early Wednesday, but made it back to her feet by afternoon after hours of medical attention. A rotating team of zoo staffers attended to the baby giraffe while thousands of people watched the zoo’s live video on...

  • VOTE: Help Cheyenne Mountain Zoo name its newborn giraffe

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 13, 2018

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo wants help naming its week-old giraffe, the 200th born at the zoo. The female calf was about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed about 120 pounds when she was born June 4 to 20-year-old Muziki. The zoo's herd now has 18 giraffes, with another on the way. "After...

  • Baby boom at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, visitation up to the mom

    By HALEY CANDELARIO haley.candelario@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 8, 2018

    The latest addition to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's family is a Sumatran orangutan, born Wednesday night. This is the first orangutan born at the zoo since the Bornean orangutan Ember was born 3½ years ago. Zoo staff have not determined the orangutan's sex or released other details,...

  • Giraffe gives birth to a baby girl at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Updated: Tue, Jun 5, 2018

    A baby giraffe has been born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as 20-year-old Muziki went into active labor Monday night. Watch the baby's birth on film at cmzoo.org/birthcam. This calf is the zoo's 200th. Another giraffe, Laikipia, could be giving birth soon too. Calves born at the same...

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