Pueblo, CO

The Pueblo Zoo Celebrates National Bison Day and Free Military Weekend (November 5th and 6th)

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National Bison Day is Saturday, November 5th, and the Pueblo Zoo is celebrating its resident bison family, Cody and CJ, with prizes, activities, and a special appearance by Wilder.

Cody, a male bison with pure bison genetics, is the father of CJ (Cody Jr.). These two magnificent bulls live in the "short grass prairie" section of the zoo towards the back of the venue.

The American bison was named the U.S. national mammal in 2016, and the bison is the largest mammal in North America. These impressive creatures are big, fast, agile, and can be unpredictable.

The largest bison population on any public land is at Yellowstone National Park, and the bison that live there now are descendants of animals who roamed there in prehistoric times. Bison are an important part of our nation's history, and they join the bald eagle as a U.S. symbol of strength, courage, and beauty.

Learn more about these amazing animals on Saturday during the National Bison Day event at the Pueblo Zoo. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 2:00 p.m., and guests will have the chance to win two free behind-the-scene passes to meet CJ.

This weekend (November 5th and 6th) is also military weekend, and military members and their families with valid IDs get in free. The complimentary admission applies to active duty, veterans, spouses, and dependent children under age 18.

The Pueblo Zoo occupies a 25-acre space that is easy to explore in a few hours. It has over 420 animals and is in beautiful Pueblo City Park. The parking is free, and the venue is often less crowded than the Colorado Springs zoo. In November, it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last admission at 3:00 p.m. Learn more about the zoo here.

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Location: 3455 Nuckolls Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado

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