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…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species….

Meerkats Move into Africa at Cincinnati Zoo

Lion cubs and painted dogs get new neighbors

meerkat bubbleCINCINNATI (July 2, 2015) – The population explosion continues in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Africa exhibit.  Six meerkats from Disney’s Animal Kingdom have moved in across from the lions, painted dogs, vultures, pelicans, ostriches and assorted hoof stock.  “Bert,” “Louis” and “Zevon” are brothers…

Cubs, Pups & Baby Apes Now Playing!

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.


Children’s Books by Local Author/Illustrator Benefit Cincinnati Zoo Lion Cubs

February 19, 2015 – Cincinnati – Local author/illustrator of beloved children’s book series Lyndsay and Lainey Lion Adventure Series, Jennifer Brasington-Crowley, has partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo to celebrate the three new lion cubs born at the zoo in November.

The Cincinnati Zoo lion cubs were born to father John and mother Imani in November. All…