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Two new elephants are now calling Cheyenne Mountain Zoo home

2020-10-19 - Colorado Springs, United States.

Two new elephants have joined the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo after more than a month of anticipation. Missy and Kimba Lou, both elderly female elephants from the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan., arrived Sunday night and are settling into their new home. Missy, 46, is the fifth-oldest living elephant in facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She has well exceeded the average life expectancy of just under 38.5 years for female African elephants in captivity.


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Encounter Africa opens at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2013-04-28 - Colorado Springs, United States.

Encounter Africa is the result of the zoo’s largest capital campaign, a two-year effort that raised $13.5 million through foundation and individual gifts, including $42,000 from zoo staff. The zoo is one of only a handful nationwide that don’t receive support from tax dollars.


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Demolition of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo elephant barn

2011-11-10 - COLORADO SPRINGS, United States.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo´s ´Encounter Africa´ project took another step Wednesday morning when crews demolished the old elephant barn to make room for the new exhibit. Elephant keepers got the first swings in with sledgehammers, then gave way to a wrecking ball, which made quick work of the vacant barn.


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Bob Norris: The Marlboro Man, The Cowboy, the Elephant, the Corporate Raider, and the Cold War

2010-09-07 - Colorado Springs, United States. KIMBERLY FIELD

If a Hollywood casting agent sent over the quintessential rancher, you’d get Bob Norris, the original owner of the Oldachs’ home. He’s possibly better known as the Marlboro Man — but that is the least interesting role Norris has played in his 81 years. Take the story of Amy, for starters. Amy is an orphaned ele-phant who he raised and taught to waltz and play a piano. She stole his heart when an elephant trainer showed up at Bob’s T-Cross Ranch in 1988 looking to rent stalls for six ba...


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Zoo"s Latest Elephant Is A Big Star

2009-03-15 - Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Bill Radford, THE GAZETTE

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has a movie star in its midst.
Malaika, a female African elephant, arrived at the zoo in December after 21 years in the hands of a private owner - an animal trainer who found Malaika plenty of work on TV and in film.
Despite her Hollywood status, keepers say she hasn't been throwing her weight around - and at 7,800 pounds, she has plenty to throw around.
"She's real calm and laid-back," said Jason Bredahl, the zoo's elephant manager.
It has ...


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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes New Elephant

2008-12-15 - Colorado Springs, United States. KKTV

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed a new friend Saturday. The zoo has announced that America’s mountain zoo is the new home to a 22-year-old African elephant. The new female elephant, Malaika, was welcomed on Saturday, December 13 after her owner chose for her elephant’s new home. The zoo has been searching for an additional elephant to join their other two elephants. The addition of Malaika is an important step in the zoo’s plans for redesign and expansion of its elephant exhibit area. Malaik...


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Kris Vehrs (left), executive director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

ELEPHANT DEBATE. Zoos take action over research on pachyderms´ personalities

2006-11-12 - Colorado Springs, United States. BILL RADFORD

Elephants are remarkably intelligent. Maybe too intelligent. Groups such as the Humane Society of the United States say elephants, with their large brains and sophisticated social groups, suffer from confinement and should not be displayed in zoos. But some say zoo elephants have never had it better. More than half the 78 U.S. zoos that exhibit elephants plan to construct bigger homes, says Kris Vehrs, executive director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


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6 Headlines about Elephants from Colorado Springs2020-10-19 - Colorado Springs, United States - Two new elephants are now calling Cheyenne Mountain Zoo home 2013-04-28 - Colorado Springs, United States - Encounter Africa opens at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 2011-11-10 - COLORADO SPRINGS, United States - Demolition of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo elephant barn 2010-09-07 - Colorado Springs, United States - Bob Norris: The Marlboro Man, The Cowboy, the Elephant, the Corporate Raider, and the Cold War 2008-12-15 - Colorado Springs, United States - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Welcomes New Elephant 2006-11-12 - Colorado Springs, United States - ELEPHANT DEBATE. Zoos take action over research on pachyderms´ personalities

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