Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Facebook Live
The zoo staff has added something very special to their professional animal duties, they've become Facebook stars with fans across the U.S. and bunches of foreign countries. Viewers call staff, and zoo director Bob Chastain, by name. Sometimes it's showing why the elephant has a broken tusk, other times it's a video tour of the new penguin building. But nothing touched hearts like little Penny- as thousands, at times 200,000 of them followed the birth of the tiny giraffe last summer. But something was wrong. Staff shared their heartbreaking journey during Penny's short life and health issues. The public grieved with them two months later when she had to be euthanized. A Penny memorial will become part of the zoo and you know their Facebook public will come visit their friends.
— Linda Navarro