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…

Save a Bundle While Bundled Up During Penguin Days

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Half-Price Cincinnati Zoo Admission – DAILY – January 2 through February 28

CINCINNATI – Save a bundle while bundled up at the Cincinnati Zoo! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, January 2 through February 28.

Guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguin Parade through the park at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., daily! Plus, enjoy more than 12 heated indoor animal…

Thane & Savanna on Today Show 11/8

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Director, Thane Maynard and Savanna the 4-month-old cheetah, will appear on the NBC Today Show in New York, NY (local WLWT) tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 8 at approximately 7:30 a.m. The Zoo will be Live Tweeting Savanna’s journey to the Big Apple on Twitter. Follow along @cincinnatizoo #cheetahNYC.


Manatee Wooten arrives safely in Florida

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Wooten, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 630-pound Florida manatee has arrived in Florida, safe and sound! After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo two years ago, Wooten is returning to the wild as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitor’s last chance to see Wooten at the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs exhibit was Sunday, November 4. Read story about release >

Cincinnati Zoo Saddened By Loss of Silverback Gorilla

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CINCINNATI (October 23, 2012) – It is with a heavy heart that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the passing of its 30-year-old silverback, Western lowland gorilla, “Kwashi.”  The 320-pound gorilla was born at the Memphis Zoo on May 16, 1982 and came to the Cincinnati Zoo in May of 2010 from the Knoxville Zoo, to reside with a bachelorette group of gorillas, Chewie, Samantha, and M’Linzi.  

On Sunday, October 21, primate keepers saw a change in Kwashi’s…

Our Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

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CINCINNATI, OH (October 19, 2012) – Today, the Cincinnati Zoo’s baby giraffe is one week old and she now has a new name.   After an exciting week of seeing name suggestions on the Zoo’s Facebook page, the Zoo left the final decision to the public and more than 5,400 people answered the call by voting online. “Lulu” has been selected the official name of the baby giraffe, receiving over half of the total votes cast with over 2,800 votes.

Naming…

Manatee “Wooten” is Heading Back to Florida

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CINCINNATI (October 16, 2012) – Wooten, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 630-pound Florida manatee will soon be heading home!  After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo two years ago, Wooten will return to the wild as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitor’s last chance to see Wooten at the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs exhibit will be Sunday, November 4.  Coincidentally, Wooten was seen at the Cincinnati…

Help Us Name the Baby Giraffe

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Name suggestions for the baby giraffe will be accepted on the Zoo’s Facebook page and via tweets to @CincinnatiZoo through end of day Wednesday, October 17.  On Thursday, October 18, the Zoo will post the top three names, chosen by Zoo staff, on its Facebook page. There, people can vote for their favorite and the winning name will be announced Friday.

The female giraffe, born Friday, October 12, is doing well and is spending this time bonding…

It's a Girl! Baby Giraffe is Here.

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Tessa, our five-year-old Maasai giraffe, has given birth! On Friday at 8:20 a.m., Tessa delivered a healthy, 150-pound female calf in her indoor stall. Mother, father (“Kimba”) and baby are doing well and are spending time bonding off-exhibit. 

“The Zoo is buzzing with excitement and incredibly, so is the community,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “We made the decision several weeks ago to live-tweet the birth in real-time and the response has been astonishing.  The…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Now Expecting

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 27, 2012) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s five-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, due in the next month.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and currently can be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. The Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will be live-tweeting leading up to and during the birth.  Make sure you follow hashtag #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

 The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births dates back to 1889 when it became…