Category Archives: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

International Vulture Awareness Day

What comes to mind when you hear the word vulture?  For most people words like dirty, disgusting, ugly, scavenger, pest, etc…  When I think of vultures I think of words like graceful, amazing, beneficial, necessary and mostly, endangered.  This difference … Continue reading

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Black-Footed Ferrets: A Reason to Celebrate

Black-footed ferrets from the Smithsonian National Zoo. Copyright Meghan Murphy, Smithsonian National Zoo. A year ago, if asked what “BFF” stood for, my first guess likely would not have been “Black-Footed Ferret.”  But now that I’ve been working at the Association, … Continue reading

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Orangutans and Granola Bars

How do a West African plant and you, a consumer in America, contribute to a growing wildlife crisis in Asia?  The first part of the answer involves the African oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) that produces an edible vegetable oil … Continue reading

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