Two Awards of Excellence Given to the Cincinnati Zoo CINCINNATI, OH (June 11, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce their recent awards for excellence from the American Alliance of Museums. Against a competitive line-up, the Cincinnati Zoo was awarded a Sustainability Excellence Award in the facilities category and an Excellence in Exhibition Award for their esteemed Jungle Trails Exhibit. The first award, the Sustainability Excellence Award, was awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo for its outstanding “green” and sustainability efforts. The Zoo was made a model for environmental sustainability based on the award. According to the American Alliance of Museums website, the purpose of this recognition program is to educate, facilitate, and encourage green practice and to acknowledge and celebrate leaders in environmental sustainability. The second award given to the Cincinnati Zoo was the Excellence in Exhibition Award. This award was given to the Zoo on behalf of their Jungle Trails Exhibit for Special Distinction, Exemplary Model of Creating Experiences for Social Engagement. The judges for this award were impressed with the Zoo’s social engagement and listening to their visitors’ voices in creating a multi-sensory experience. With all kind of different activities, animal encounters, and entertainment that Jungle Trails offers its visitors, this is a great award for the Cincinnati Zoo! Check out the Cincinnati Zoo’s award winning sustainable facilities and exhibits this summer! For more information please call 513.487.3318 and to purchase tickets please call 513-559-7767 or for online purchases please visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. For more information on the American Alliance of Museums and their awards, please visit http://www.aam-us.org/.