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Mountain lion returns to exhibit after ACL surgery

Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December.

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, sits on a heated rock in his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Rebecca Zwicker, the lead zookeeper for the Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit, does enrichment training with Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, who returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, walks around his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery to his back right knee in December. His shaved fur from the surgery is still visible on that leg. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, left, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, rejoined his siblings in his enclosure Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, moves around in his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, walks around his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, sits on a heated rock in his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Rebecca Zwicker, the lead zookeeper for the Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit, does enrichment training with Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, who returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, walks around his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery to his back right knee in December. His shaved fur from the surgery is still visible on that leg. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, left, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, rejoined his siblings in his enclosure Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, moves around in his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, returned to his enclosure this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Tocho, one of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's four mountain lions, walks around his enclosure Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Tocho returned to the exhibit this past Sunday after recovering from ACL surgery in December. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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