Celebrate Cincinnati Zoo’s Most Famous Elephant’s 40th Birthday

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40-year-olds get FREE Admission!

CINCINNATI – Happy 40th Birthday to “My-Thai”, the Cincinnati Zoo’s oldest and most recognized Asian elephant!  On Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m., the Zoo will celebrate My-Thai’s BIG milestone with a larger than life pachyderm cake, singing and friends new and old alike.   The cake, which consists of frozen gelatin, Kool-aid, and mountains of fresh produce and fruit, including watermelon, pineapple, grapes and more, was made just for the celebration by the Zoo’s animal…

Baby Gorilla’s Public Debut

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled to announce that its 3-month-old Western Lowland gorilla, “Gladys,” will be making her public debut in her outdoor yard on Tuesday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m.  Over the next month, Gladys will be spending time in her outdoor yard with human surrogates, as part of Phase III of her “gorillafication.”   Surrogates will allow her to explore all areas of the outdoor yard, climbing trees and ducking into caves, to ensure Gladys is familiar…

Local Company Outfits Zoo’s Gorilla Surrogate Moms

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Fabulous-Furs Makes Custom Faux Fur Vests for Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (March 14, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with the local company, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, to outfit its human gorilla surrogate team with realistic faux fur vests and coats.  Surrogates will be wearing these vests while holding and attending to the Zoo’s new baby gorilla, “Gladys.”

“Helping animals is at the heart of everything we do at Fabulous-Furs and we’re long-time supporters of the Cincinnati…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Has a Name!

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CINCINNATI – (March 1, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that its 4 –week-old, female, baby gorilla officially has a name – “Gladys Stones!”  The Zoo’s Primate Keepers thought this was the perfect way to honor the Gladys Porter Zoo (GPZ), in Brownsville, Texas, where the baby was born.  And, the Zoo’s Facebook fans agreed, with dozens of people suggesting Gladys.  Zoo Keepers also decided to give Gladys the last name “Stones” to recognize…

Turning Humans into Temporary Gorilla Moms

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Baby Gorilla Receives Around-the-Clock Care

CINCINNATI – (February 26, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is turning humans into temporary gorilla moms.  Over the next several months, the Zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal to get a 4-week-old gorilla baby in the hands of a gorilla surrogate.   These human surrogates will feed the gorilla.  They will hold the baby to their chest and eventually carry her on…

Baby Gorilla Has Arrived in Cincinnati

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Gorilla Moves from Texas to the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (February 22, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that the nearly 4 –week-old, female, baby gorilla born at the Gladys Porter Zoo(GPZ), in Brownsville, Texas, arrived late this afternoon and is doing well.  Cincinnati Zoo

Primate Team Leader, Ron Evans and Nursery Head Keeper, Dawn Strasser accompanied the baby on the private flight.  “The baby was great,” said Strasser. …

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Death of Old Endangered Sumatran Rhino

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CINCINNATI – (February 18, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the loss of one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos – “Ipuh.”   The male rhino, who was believed to be at least 33 years old, has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for the past 22 years and sired three calves, Andalas (2001), Suci (2004) and Harapan (2007). In 2001, years of breakthrough research by scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research…

Our Last Baby of 2012! An Endangered Brazilian Ocelot Kitten

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CINCINNATI – (January 10, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is excited to announce the Zoo’s last birth of 2012 – an endangered Brazilian ocelot kitten.  The kitten was born on December 31, 2012 following an artificial insemination (AI) with freshly-collected semen from the Zoo’s resident male ocelot, “Monsieur.” 

The mother, “Sala” was inseminated in both oviducts using…

Cincinnati Bengals Help Tigers with Tackles

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Tackles Raised Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Tiger Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengal linebackers during the 2012 regular season to help tigers. For every tackle the linebackers made, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, went directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend on People Too) and the Zoo’s tiger conservation program.

This year, Cincinnati Bengal linebackers accounted for 359 tackles for a grand total of…