The highest zoo in the U.S. sits 6,800 feet above sea level overlooking Colorado Springs.

The unique Cheyenne Mountain Zoo cares for a safari of different animals in a pristine 140-acre space. Many of the animals feast on a buffet of fresh vegetables and park attendees get an opportunity to feed lettuce to giraffes along the stroll.

The facility is currently up for "Best Zoo" in a USA TODAY poll contest.

Here are a handful of the animals featured at the park during a recent sunny 2019 spring visit.

Animals of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo