To encourage our animals’ natural behavior and promote mental stimulation, Cincinnati Zoo keepers create novel ways to provide enrichment.  As you enjoy the Zoo you may see some “out of place” items, these are part of our Animal Enrichment Program.

Grab a “passport” on your way in to the Zoo and get keepers to initial as you make stops listed on the passport.  If you collect at least 4 initials you can be entered to win a FREE 1 year family membership.  Include your name and phone number on the passport and turn it in at the enrichment table or Welcome Center in Vine Street Village to be eligible for the drawing.

Sample Enrichment Schedule:

  •  “Make enrichment” table in Children’s Zoo (near playground) @10am-2pm
  •  Giraffe or Macaw @ 9:45 am
  •  Arctic fox or Manatees @ 10:30am
  • Children’s zoo or Cheetah encounter @ 11am
  • Polar bear or Sumatran rhino @ 11:30am
  • Reptiles @ 12:45pm
  • Insects @ 1 pm
  • Cougars @ 1:30pm
  • Elephants @ 2 pm
  • Red pandas or Otters @ 2:15pm
  • Orangutan/Bonobo @ 2:30pm
  • Kea or Cheetah @ 3pm
  • Sifaka or African lion (Africa) @ 3:30pm
  •  Penguins @ 4pm