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“Do giraffes really have purple tongues?”

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
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Owner description: Colorado Springs is home to America’s ONLY mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft. Have a WILD adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Visit 365 days a year for family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Yes they do! See them up close and real personal at The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This is an amazing zoo with incredible animals, trails, and the chance to closer to animals than any zoo I have ever been to. Not to mention the spectacular views of The Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak. You can feed the giraffes and get a real up close look at their crazy purple tongues, walk among baby kangaroos and feel like you are standing amongst lions and tigers with the glass enclosures. This is one place you definitely have to visit while in Colorado Springs! Be prepared for a LONG day as there is SO much to see but trams help keep you from getting too tired!

Thank Pam T
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

My daughter loved it. Feeding the giraffes, petting a Wallaby, seeing Orangutan's paint, and the baby Gorilla made our day a great one.

Thank Brad M
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful scenery since it's on the side of a mountain. The exhibits are small, but enough to feel enteratined. They're getting new exhibits so it's becoming a bigger and better place to visit. I'm more used to bigger zoos so I'm probably biased.

Thank user13user13user
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

if you think that this is one of the two mountain zoo in the United states YOU have to see it. Its build on to the mountain and you have to clime up (everything is wheelchair accessible) with the new Africa part their just recently opend its a amazing a good time to spend at least 3-4 hour easily. The price is right and there is a lot to see to touch even a playground for the kids and kind of sort of a petting zoo...

Thank Katinkate
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice small zoo with a great atmosphere. Feeding the Giraffes is really fun and you don't have to walk yourself silly to see everything.

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