Cheyenne Mountain Zoo mourns the loss of Zwena, African Lion


COLORADO SPRINGS – The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZ) is mourning the loss of Zwena, a 13-year-old female African lion who was born at the Zoo.

According to CMZ in a press release, Monday afternoon, Zwena’s care team made the difficult and humane decision to euthanize her due to progressive neurological issues and her declining health and quality of life.

In July, the zoo made adjustments for Zwena as she struggled with chronic mobility issues associated with her neurological condition. Despite continued treatment and care, she recently started declining quickly. The…



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