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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Education Center

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1926. 4200 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.

After a monkey from the Broadmoor Hotel menagerie bit a guest, the monkey and its companions were moved to this nearby Cheyenne Mountain site, which still maintains a lively primate population. Spencer Penrose founded this zoo, which remains privately owned. A large stone, stucco, and half-timbered lodge serves as the education center. Other structures have been built in the Pueblo Revival style, incorporating passive solar features to help warm animals in this unusual montane setting.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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