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Zoo Babies Kicks Off Friday at the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI (April 28, 2015) – Get ready to meet the cutest little baby faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the 30th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell. Throughout May, six-foot-tall stork statues will mark the spots where babies can be found at the Zoo.

11062806_10153157878672973_2765664345135035805_oThere are 13 babies in the Africa exhibit alone (14 if you count…

Saving Animals in the Wild: The Zoo’s Top Field Conservation Efforts of 2014

Blog post by Shasta Bray

Happy New Year! As we look back on 2014, let’s reflect on some of the Zoo’s significant contributions to wildlife conservation in the field this past year:

Helping Lions Thrive in Kenya’s South Rift Valley

Since 2011, the Zoo has partnered with the African Conservation Centre and the South Rift Association of Land Owners in Kenya on the Rebuilding the Pride program. This community-based…

Cincinnati Zoo is Turning Staff into Gorilla Moms Again

 photo1CINCINNATI – (September 23, 2014) Primate keepers and staff at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are trading in their khaki uniforms for faux-fur vests for the next few months and will work as a team to hand raise a female baby gorilla, “Kamina” (pronounced Kuh-me-nuh), born August 16, 2014, at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (OKC Zoo) in Oklahoma City, OK. After raising baby gorilla “Gladys” and…

Eight DAY Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled to introduce to the community its one-week-old Western Lowland gorilla, named “Mondika” (pronounced Mondeeka.)   The baby was born on August 4 and will be nicknamed “Mona” if it’s a girl or “Mondo” if it’s a boy.  Mondika’s public debut is WEATHER PERMITTING and will be taking place in the Zoo’s outdoor gorilla yard on Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.    

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla!

CINCINNATI, OH (August 4, 2014) –“Asha”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eleven-year-old Western Lowland gorilla has given birth to her first baby! On Monday, August 4, at 8:15 a.m. Asha delivered a healthy, approximately 5-pound, baby in her indoor stall. Asha and the baby will be spending time bonding indoors, but if mom and baby continue to do well (and weather cooperates), the pair should be outside soon.  The Zoo will continue to post updates on its website, Facebook…

Children Answer the Call & Help Save Gorillas

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Winner of 2014 Go Bananas! Challenge

CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company are excited to announce that for the first time in the history of the Go Bananas! Challenge one school has won both the Challenge category and the Most Creative Campaign category.   The Environmental Club from Parkside Intermediate in Westlake, Ohio collected 1,636 phones, beating last year’s Challenge winner by…

Cincinnati Zoo has big news about Gladys the Baby Gorilla!

Gladys Peeks at Jomo

Today is a big day at the Cincinnati Zoo!  The Zoo is excited to officially announce that Jomo, the male, silverback Western-lowland gorilla, was successfully introduced to the baby gorilla, Gladys’, family group!

Jomo was first introduced to Gladys, Mara and M’Linzi on April 1, in their indoor space.  Because those introductions went smoothly, Cincinnati Zoo keepers elected not to delay the next phase of introductions and moved two female gorillas, Asha and Anju, (Asha is pregnant), all to Gladys’…

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

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An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…

Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, her new gorilla surrogate mother, M’Linzi and M’Linzi’s daughter, Mara, are now exploring the outside yard as a family for the first time. 

“It was spectacular,” said Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo Primate Team Leader.  “Mara actually carried Gladys outside first and toured Gladys around the yard tightly tucked onto her abdomen.  Both Mara and M’Linzi were purring like crazy. Mara laid down a couple of times just relaxing with Gladys on her…