"One of the Top 10 Zoos in the U.S."- TripAdvisor. How did a modest-sized zoo in Colorado Springs score so high? It's not like most zoos. You get to interact with many of the 800 animals. Getting up close and personal. Makes your eyes big and your heart bear a little faster. It's exciting stuff. But what about the about the animals? Turns out they like it just as much as you do.