These are just two of the very distinctive birds that can be seen at the zoo. The peacocks run loose while the crowned crane has the entire African Rift giraffe enclosure to play around in.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our excitement at seeing new and exotic creatures that we forget that we are not the only observers at the zoo. The crowned crane watched me with a very intense gaze the whole time I was there. It moved only to make room for this curious antelope who came to investigate the source of the flashing light.
This mountain goat kid is only 5 days old and it is already climbing around on the rocks. It was born right there at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the zoo staff is just as proud of the little one as its parents are.
Some things are the same, no matter what the species!