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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 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…

Four Baby Hedgehogs Sprout at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 Four 4-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya,” and are currently off exhibit, behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery. 

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.  The babies are spending time…

Rare Sumatran Rhino Pregnancy at Indonesian Sanctuary

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Cincinnati Zoo’s “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

Indonesia (February 9, 2012) – Scientists around the world are following the pregnancy of one of the world’s most endangered species, the Sumatran rhino. At the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, “Ratu” has just completed the 11th month of her pregnancy. The expectant Sumatran rhino’s pregnancy will probably last four to five months longer.

In February 2010, Ratu’s first pregnancy was diagnosed but she miscarried after two…

Vote for Most Creative Cell Phone Collection Campaign

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up to create a national competition called the Go Bananas Challenge!, which ends January 16! The competition challenges schools and scout groups, across the country, to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to help save gorillas.

The group that collects the most cell phones will be awarded the grand prize of $4,000 and the group with the most creative…

Thane Maynard Gives Free Lecture at UC on Jan. 24.

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The Fellows of the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati have invited Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard to present a free, public lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Thane Maynard will speak at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center on the University of Cincinnati. His topic is “The Nature of Hope: Saving Endangered Species in the 21st Century.”

The free, public lecture is presented by the Fellows o