As you move on from the giraffes, you spot warthogs! Today these guys were all out and about with 2 babies in the area. Interesting animals and they enjoyed digging in the mud. Remind me of funny looking pigs. You will also find an Australia area with emus and wallaby. Wallaby are a relative of the kangaroo, but these ones are a smaller variety. I found them having fun with the sprinkler set up to probably help them keep cool on this hot day. You’ll find a tiger, grizzly bears, eagles, lots of monkeys at the monkey house, orangoutangs, gorillas and MORE! Don’t forget a fun area to show the special animals found in Colorado – wolves, mountain lions, porcupines, moose, turkeys and maybe I’m missing some here. Overall, this place is fun-filled and well laid out. I enjoy walking the paths, stairs and hillside to view all these wonderful animals. The zoo keepers are friendly and will answer questions. We stumbled upon the zookeeper feeding a porcupine and skunk who share a cage. She was wonderful at answering every guests questions and teaching them about the animals. I even learned something from her. Later on we stumbled upon her again outside the bird and reptile house holding a small hawk (I think it was a hawk). Once again she answered questions and was really friendly. We found 3 hippos as well. Unfortunately, one hippo was being quarantined for safety. Earlier in July they found a bat in the hippo house that tested positive for rabies. As ordered by the vets, they are keeping it separate to make sure all stay healthy. The two hippos on the outside seemed quite sad and all hippos were lying right by the big metal door that separates them from each other. Just so you know they are building an amazing new elephant habitat, so they are currently not on view. Look for it to open in the near future. I remember the last time I went enjoying the elephants and learning about their new larger habitat. Much anticipation for the opening of the expanded elephant home. You’ll never know what animals you’ll find awake and active, so make sure you keep your eyes out for any movement. Sometimes they are hiding well and resting. Most of all have fun viewing these wonderful animals, grab a snack, enjoy a ride on the carousel, laugh and enjoy your day at the wonderful Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!