DNA from Cincinnati Zoo’s “Ipuh” Provides Evidence that Trouble for Sumatran Rhinos Began 1 Million Years Ago

In addition to being responsible for the existence of about 10% of the world’s remaining Sumatran rhinos, Cincinnati Zoo’s beloved Ipuh has now helped scientists trace the start of his species’ population decline and provided basic biological information that may improve the health and well being of future generations.

Photos:  Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo |  Ipuh at Cincinnati Museum Center | 2017 Sumatra Visit

An international team of researchers…

Rare Glimpse of Cincinnati Zoo Rhino Birth and First Wobbly Steps Caught on Video!

First black rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999

After what seems like a very long wait (a 15-month gestation period), Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eastern black rhino Seyia gave birth to a healthy calf named “Kendi” yesterday morning at 5:05 after about 30 minutes of labor.  Surveillance cameras inside the rhino barn recorded the birth and mom and baby’s first moments.

“Every rhino calf born is incredibly important for the population,…

Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and…

Green is the New Orange this Halloween!

Cincinnati Zoo helps consumers choose eeek-o-friendly sweets

Buying certain kinds of candy for the army of sweet-seeking ghouls and boys that might show up at your house this Halloween could save an orangutan’s life! The Sumatran orangutan stands on the edge of extinction in the wild because palm oil plantations have destroyed their rainforest habitat. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, also known as the greenest Zoo in America, has created a handy shopping guide to help consumers choose…

It’s Raining Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

Another giraffe baby born at Giraffe Ridge this morning

 CINCINNATI, OH (September 13, 2016) –For the second time in less than two months, giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a new addition to the herd. Five-year-old Jambo delivered a calf at 1:45 a.m. in her indoor stall after about two hours of labor.

“Jambo has been on 24-hour baby watch since August 22. Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO)’s reported restlessness and pacing starting a little before midnight, hooves…