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…

50th Gorilla Born at the Cincinnati Zoo Gets Name

Elle, Oh Elle

CINCINNATI, OH (September 7, 2015) – A female gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 25, 2015, will be called “Elle.”  Gorilla keepers suggested two names for the baby, the 50th born at the Zoo, and friends/followers voted for their favorite.  Elle grabbed two-thirds of the 2,500 votes.

“It is a very rare thing for any zoo to have 50 babies born and we wanted that to be recognized in the…

Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes…