First Sifaka Birth for Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of its first Sifaka (SEE-fah-kah) baby.  The baby boy was born on September 3 to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo” who arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifaka’s in the Zoo’s history. 

“Not only is this species a rarity at the Cincinnati Zoo, but with only 54 individuals in captivity in the world, all at 10 US zoos,…

Cheetah Cub & Puppy Pals

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s African cheetah cub, Savanna, and 13-week-old labrador mix puppy, Max, were recently introduced to each other, on September 5, and are quickly becoming great friends!

Savanna was born at the Zoo’s Regional Cheetah Breeding Facility in Clermont County, Ohio on June 22, but she was moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. Zoo Nursery keepers bottle fed the cub six times a day, every 2.5…

Fennec Fox Kits Now On Display at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 For the first time since 1994, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud to announce the birth of three Fennec fox kits.  The kits, one male and two females, were born at the Zoo on July 16 and are now on display in the Night Hunters exhibit.

Born to father, “Stomp” and mother, “Sage,” the kits are being raised by both parents. Fennec fox males help in raising the kits, providing food for mom when the kits are young and then providing…

Cincinnati Zoo Cheetah Sets New World Speed Record

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Record Breaking Run Came During National Geographic Magazine Shoot

CINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2012) - “Sarah,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-year-old cheetah, sets new world speed record!  She first earned the title of world’s fastest of all land mammals in 2009 when she covered 100 meters in 6.13 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 6.19 seconds set by a male South African cheetah named Nyana in 2001.  This year, Sarah shattered all 100-meter times when she posted…

Baby Cheetah Spotted in the Cincinnati Zoo Nursery

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A three-week-old, female African cheetah cub, is now on exhibit in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Nursery.  She was born at the Zoo’s regional cheetah breeding facility in Clermont County on June 22, but she had to be moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. In an effort to get the cub back up to speed, Zoo Nursery keepers are bottle feeding the cub six times a day, every 2.5…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Rare Sumatran Rhino is a Dad!

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 “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

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Cincinnati, OH The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are pleased to announce the birth of a bouncing baby boy Sumatran rhino! The calf was born to mother, “Ratu”, a 12-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park and father, “Andalas,” born at the Cincinnati Zoo in…

A Suspenseful Summer in Sumatra

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All eyes are on the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra where a female rhino named Ratu and her mate Andalas (who was born and raised at the Cincinnati Zoo) are about to make history. 

A very pregnant Ratu is due to deliver her calf in June or July 2012.  The calf will be the first captive bred Sumatran…

Zoo Paves Path On Polar Bear Reproduction

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Scientists Perform Artificial Insemination Of First Captive Polar Bears

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CINCINNATI – Scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo have made a breakthrough in animal research by performing the first artificial insemination of captive polar bears. “There's not a lot known about polar bear reproduction, so it's exciting to be in the forefront of this,” said Dr. Erin Curry, post-doctoral fellow at Cincinnati Zoo.

Researchers at the zoo's crew center are paving the path…

Local Teens Helping Polar Bears

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The 2011-2012 Project Polar Bear Contest has ended, and the Bi-national winners will be announced by Polar Bear International on April 16. Nine (team details) of the 35 teams registered to participate in the contest are affiliated with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

All teams worked hard on projects designed to encourage Saving Energy, Reforestation, Zero Waste by recycling and composting, and Closing the Loop by…

Hedgehog and Barn Owl Babies in Zoo Nursery!

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Now On Display

 Four seven-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya.” Two male and two female, the siblings were born on February 4 and are being hand-raised by the Nursery keepers until they are old enough to be included in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program.

Also being hand-raised for the Zoo’s Outreach Program is a…