The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is joining the national #GivingTuesday movement to ask for donations to Bring Hippos Back to Cincinnati!

2 Easy Ways to Give:


Hippos are tons of fun!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. On December 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – GivingTuesday.org and friends will harness the power of social media to raise awareness about a day dedicated to giving – #GivingTuesday.

We’re hoping that hippo lovers and Zoo supporters will feel generous on #GivingTuesday and choose to make a donation to our “Bring Hippos Back to the Cincinnati Zoo” campaign.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization. Please help us build hippo momentum by reaching our first goal of $25,000** in 24 hours!

YES – I want to bring hippos to Cincinnati!


Help us promote our #GivingTuesday HIPPO Campaign on Twitter! Here is some sample language for you:

    • Did you overspend on #BlackFriday? Why not overdonate on #GivingTuesday http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Bring-Hippos-Back-To-Cincinnati-Zoo
    • I’m helping @CincinnatiZoo Bring Hippos Back on #GivingTuesday http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Bring-Hippos-Back-To-Cincinnati-Zoo
    • Your big fat donation will help @CincinnatiZoo get a big fat hippo! #GivingTuesday http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Bring-Hippos-Back-To-Cincinnati-Zoo

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**Africa Exhibit

We still need to raise $7 million to complete the final phase of AFRICA — the Hippo exhibit, scheduled to open in summer 2015.