Gladys, the Gorilla, Turns ONE!


Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates with Gorilla Birthday Cake

CINCINNATI – (January 29, 2014)  “Gladys,” the baby Western-Lowland gorilla who captured America’s heart last February, after keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo had to step in and hand-raise her, turns one today!  To celebrate, keepers created a gorilla birthday cake – and Gladys responded the way most one-year-olds do – face first!

Because gorilla diets do not consist of sugary frosting, commissary keepers at the…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Price Cincinnati Zoo Admission – DAILY – Now through February 28

March to the Cincinnati Zoo and save a waddle of cash! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, now through February 28, 2014.

Guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguin Parade through the park at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., daily! Plus, enjoy more than 12…

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!


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…

Can a Canine Detect Polar Bear Pregnancy?


Elvis at Work1 CINCINNATI – (November 4, 2013) What do a two-year-old Beagle, named “Elvis,” and scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have in common? Well, the two are working together to determine pregnancy in polar bears found in zoos throughout North America. 

Worldwide, traditional methods of pregnancy detection, such as progesterone monitoring and ultrasound examination, are not effective…

Celebrate Lulu’s 1st Birthday!


#GiraffeBirthday Party at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – “Lulu”, the Cincinnati Zoo’s youngest Maasai giraffe is turning ONE this Saturday, October 12.   In honor of her 1st birthday the Zoo is holding a giraffe birthday party on Friday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m.  Guests are invited to come see the happy family, mom “Tessa”, dad “Kimba” and Lulu, enjoy a giraffe birthday cake and sign Lulu’s 1st birthday card. The cake, which consists of frozen gelatin, mountains…

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Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis


 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), this move demonstrates just…

Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara


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…