Colorado Springs is home to America’s only mountain zoo, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728.
The zoo is one of only a few non-profit zoos and aquariums in the country. It is also one of the largest breeding zoos in the nation. One of the highlights is the chance to hand-feed the giraffe herd special crackers.
Another amazing look at wildlife includes a visit to the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center.
Visit their website for instructions how to get there. See Web address link below.
The center is an operating wolf sanctuary complete with educational walking tours and an option for a private photo session with the wolves, many patrons also receive a “wolf kiss” during the private session.
Another unique addition to the area is Serenity Springs Wildlife Center, a big cat sanctuary.
Address: Address: 24615 Scott Road, Calhan, CO 80808.
The wildlife center is home to over 120 big and exotic cat species, many once used in commercial and film. Tours are offered as well as package options to view the cats being fed and photo sessions. Come take a walk on the wild side and see these beautiful creatures upclose and personal.