This zoo may be smaller than some zoos, but the location on the side of the mountain is very relaxing and there are some great views of Colorado Springs. There are some great exhibits now, too. The African Rift Valley where you can feed the giraffes is right in the front and definitely the highlight of the zoo. Spend the $1 and get 3 crackers to feed to the giraffes - right at your eye level.
Also, the new Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit has great mountain lions, a moose, otters, wolves, etc. It's a bit of a workout to climb through the zoo, but I enjoy it. There are a nice number of baby animals born at the zoo recently, too - baby tiger, baby orangutan, baby gorilla and baby giraffes.