Paint the Exhibit Pink! #CZBGLionCubs Are All Girls

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CINCINNATI (January 20, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three lion cubs, born November 13, 2014 to three-year-old mother “Imani” and four-year-old father “John,” got their first health checkup today.  The Zoo’s veterinary staff and animal care team weighed the feisty felines, administered vaccines and determined that all cubs are female!

Now that genders are known, the cubs’ keepers are looking forward to not calling them cub #1, #2…

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…

Rare African Painted Dog Pups Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (January 9, 2015) –“Imara (ee-MAH-rah),” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s two-year-old African painted dog, has given birth to a wiggling pile of pups! Keepers have not settled on an exact number of pups in the litter but are saying that it’s between seven and ten, which is the average for a first-time mom. The first pup arrived early on Monday, January 5, with a steady stream of pups appearing throughout the day until the last one emerged…

Aging White Lion “Future” Euthanized

Cincinnati, Ohio (December, 2014) —Future, one of two male African white lions loaned permanently to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden by Siegfried and Roy in 1998, was euthanized yesterday due to age-related health issues.

The 17-year-old lion had been unable to venture into his outdoor exhibit since late October and struggled to walk in recent days. “Future’s ambulatory condition had deteriorated and his quality of life was a significant concern. Euthanasia was the most humane course of action,” said…

Moerlein Launch Events 12/7 & 12/8 Benefit Zoo’s Tigers

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Preview and Launch Events Scheduled to Benefit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Tigers

Sunday Game Day Preview parties for the Bay of Bengal Double IPA benefiting the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Tigers will be at the following locations:

Place: Moerlein Lager House – 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

It’s Official! African Lion Cubs Are Here

imani_cubs3First lion cubs born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 2001

CINCINNATI – November 14, 2014  – African lion “Imani,” who has been on 24-hour baby watch since Saturday, gave birth to three cubs late yesterday. The first cub, who was in breech position, emerged at 3:33 p.m. Two hours later, a second cub was born and number three arrived shortly after.  Imani, a first-time mom, cleaned the cubs, allowed them…

Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Kea Conservation Trust

The Zoo supports the efforts of the Kea Conservation Trust (KCT) to conserve wild kea in their natural habitat and increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of kea held in captive facilities.

Collaborative projects include comprehensive population research incorporating satellite and VHF radio tracking, nest monitoring, and use of acoustic recording devices. The Zoo has also supported the development of kea repellents to reduce human-wildlife conflict situations.

Currently, the Zoo’s Project Saving Species Program is supporting the KCT’s Kea-Community…

Cincinnati Zoo Awarded Two Very Prestigious National Grants

Nearly $500,000 in Grant Money Awarded to Support Critical Research Projects

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it just received two, very prestigious grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  These highly competitive grants were awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) to support two projects.  The first, a National Leadership Grant (NLG), will support, “Expanding access and building capacity for African…

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…

Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Zoo!

Event: Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 5th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Because the life-threatening issues facing this species are the…