Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Electric Safari makes USA Today 10Best list

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Once again, a Springs attraction has made its way to a prestigious — if in this case quite specific — top-10 list. USA Today announced on Dec. 21 that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual Electric Safari was voted one of the best zoo light events in the country. They ranked fifth after a period of public voting.

This is the third year in a row that Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has made the list.

During Electric Safari, the zoo’s annual holiday attraction, 50 acres of zoo property are covered with 85 unique light sculptures and copious decorations, and the zoo provides extra experiences like animal demonstrations and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Folks can enjoy the special light sculptures and longer zoo hours through Tuesday, Jan. 1, and meet Santa through Dec. 23. See below for a schedule of animal demonstrations and keeper talks, occurring throughout the event’s run:



Mondays
6:30 p.m. – Otter Enrichment (Rocky Mountain Wild)
7:30 p.m. – Skunk Enrichment (The Loft)

Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. – African Lion Keeper Talk (African Rift Valley)
7:30 p.m. – Bird Show (The Loft)

Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Talk (Encounter Africa)
7:30 p.m. – Skunk Enrichment (The Loft)

Thursdays
6:30 p.m. – African Lion Keeper Talk (African Rift Valley)
7:30 p.m. – Bird Show (The Loft)
Fridays
6 p.m. – Amur Tiger Enrichment (Asian Highlands)
7 p.m. – Skunk Enrichment (The Loft)
8 p.m. – Coati Enrichment (Monkey Pavilion)

Saturdays
6 p.m. – Reptile Encounter (Scutes Family Gallery)
7 p.m. – Bird Show (The Loft)
8 p.m. – African Lion Keeper Talk (Monkey Pavilion)

Sundays
6 p.m. – Elephant Keeper Talk (Encounter Africa)
7 p.m. – Mountain Lion Enrichment (Rocky Mountain Wild)
8 p.m. – Moose Keeper Talk (Rocky Mountain Wild)

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