Excerpt from 10-09-2011 Enquirer Article Written by John Johnston
Thirty years ago this month, in a small basement room of the Elephant House, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden began a research program aimed at saving endangered animals from extinction.
From those humble beginnings evolved a program that today can boast of numerous scientific breakthroughs and "a cutting-edge laboratory that's shoulder to shoulder with the best in
Since 1991 the program has occupied a building on zoo grounds officially known as the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, or CREW. It was the first facility at a zoo dedicated to both animal and plant conservation research.