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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo earns honors

The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.

Ku'ulei Han, 8, feeds the giraffes Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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Ku'ulei Han, 8, feeds the giraffes Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A giraffe plays with young visitor Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A giraffe plays with young visitor Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A giraffe tries to lick a visitor Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A giraffe tries to lick a visitor Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A baby gorilla eats while watching the visitors Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A baby gorilla eats while watching the visitors Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A crowd wait to buy passes Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, to enter the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A crowd wait to buy passes Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, to enter the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A giraffe poses for a picture Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A giraffe poses for a picture Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sean Coldeira, 7, plays on an elephant statue Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, while visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo with his family. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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Sean Coldeira, 7, plays on an elephant statue Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, while visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo with his family. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A giraffe watches visitors Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website.
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A giraffe watches visitors Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Colorado Springs zoo was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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