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5 Great Places for Animal Lovers in Colorado
Spend the day with your favorite animals at these amazing zoos

At zoos all over Colorado, you’ll find tons of exotic and endangered animals among a variety of exciting exhibits and attractions. So, if you’re looking for a day of family fun, check out the following top-rated zoos.
 
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

One of the best places to explore, learn and have a grand old time with your loved ones is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, which houses some of the most unique wildlife. Explore and meet interesting mammals like the African Lion, a Canada Lynx and a Grizzly Bear, birds such as the African Penguin or Cordon Blue Finch, as well as fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The zoo also offers a range of classes such as “First Adventures with Nature (F.A.W.N.)” class, Animal Care 101 and Early Explorers. Come see what all the rage is about at http://www.cmzoo.org/.
 
Denver Zoo

Spend your day getting up close and personal with the wild at this amazing zoo in Denver. Among the incredibly diverse list of animals to visit, you’ll also have a chance to check out fun feedings and shows. The kids will get a kick of out witnessing sea lions, learning about African Penguins, watching the Toyota Elephant passage demonstration, interacting with wildlife during Wild Encounters or taking a behind-the-scenes look at how the zookeepers care for animals. Learn more about the Denver Zoo experience at http://www.denverzoo.org/.
 
The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Located in Keenesburg, the Wild Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to caring for abused, abandoned and confiscated wildlife of all kinds. Set on a 720-acre ground, the sanctuary’s habitats allow the near 350 rescued animals to run free and play with each other. Just some of the types of animals the Sanctuary houses are tigers, African lions, bears, wolves, leopards, mountain lions, bobcats, alpacas, and coyotes. It’s a great way to educate yourself and the rest of the family about the Captive Wildlife Crisis. To learn more, visit http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/.
 
Colorado Gators Reptile Park

With a large focus on the use of natural and recycled resources, Colorado Gators Reptile Park, located just north of Alamosa, is determined to maintain an integrated ecosystem while providing educational opportunities and feasible farm products. What started as merely a home for 100 alligators with the purpose to eat dead fish has become a residence for unwanted pythons, tortoises, and iguanas. The public is available to come view these exotic creatures and learn about the dangers in owning these types of pets. To learn more, visit http://www.coloradogators.com/.

Pueblo Zoo

Situated in Pueblo, this well-known zoo is home to more than 400 of your favorite animals and more than 120 species. Spend your time wandering through the exotic and colorful habitats, or visit the gardens and other exciting exhibits. The zoo also hosts several different learning opportunities and programs for volunteers, schools, and the general public, such as zoo camps and overnight trips. What’s more, the zoo offers the opportunity to virtually adopt an animal from the zoo, which will directly support the care of the animals in addition to getting your name listed on the website, a certificate of adoption and a photo. To learn more about the Pueblo Zoo, visit http://www.pueblozoo.org/.
 
There’s always something fun going on at the zoos in Colorado. So come meet and learn all about your favorite animals today.
 
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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