Vets Make House Call to Baby Giraffe

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CINCINNATI, OH (June 21, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-week-old baby giraffe, had her second scheduled doctor’s visit since breaking her leg on May 19. Zoo keepers and veterinarians, along with Equine Specialists Dr. Thomas Beckman and Dr. Michael Farwick, performed the procedure last week indoors at Giraffe Ridge.

The one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on is a well-orchestrated process. It involves 15-20 people – all playing a…

Silverback Gorilla Jomo Gets Heart Checkup

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 Cincinnati Zoo, The Christ Hospital and Toshiba Team Up for a Preventative Study

CINCINNATI – “Jomo”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 19 year-old silverback, western lowland gorilla gets a heart checkup as part of a preventative study.  A team of human cardiologists, technicians and corporate partners made the house call to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit recently to perform an awake cardiac ultrasound (also known as an echocardiogram or an echo) on Jomo.   As in humans,…

Zuri Gets a Checkup & A New Cast

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CINCINNATI, OH (May 31, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s eight-week-old baby giraffe, received her first checkup since injuring her leg on May 19.  Zoo keepers and veterinarians performed the one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on, Tuesday morning.

“Today’s procedure went according to plan,” said David Oehler, Director of Animal Collections at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Zuri’s leg is healing and we will continue to…

Zuri Injures Leg

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 CINCINNATI, OH (May 20, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s seven-week-old baby giraffe, “Zuri” injured her leg yesterday in her indoor stall at Giraffe Ridge.  When the first keeper arrived early Thursday morning, he noted that Zuri was lying down as usual when he went in to feed.  When Zuri went to stand he noticed she was limping and immediately contacted the Zoo’s veterinary staff.

 “Obviously, everyone here at the Cincinnati Zoo is extremely concerned about Zuri,” said Thane Maynard,…

Night Hunters Opening at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – This Saturday, May 21, the Cincinnati Zoo will reopen the Cat House under its new name, Night Hunters.   This new multi-sensory journey through the wild at night features a variety of cats like the clouded leopard, Pallas’ cats, sand cat, fishing cat, caracal, and the black-footed cat, as well as other nocturnal predators such as the Eurasian eagle owl, potto, vampire bats, fennec fox, aardvark, and Burmese python.

The journey through Night Hunters culminates in an open interactive…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe is One-Month-Old

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Zuri, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female baby giraffe turns one-month-old TODAY!  Over the weekend, Zuri was introduced to her outdoor yard, with her mom, Tessa.  Zuri loved her time outside and is excited to be spending more time in the great outdoors, weather permitting.  Video of Zuri, the baby giraffe, outside for the first time is available and can be viewed here – http://youtu.be/fVAsOuag4vY.

Weather permitting, guests will be able to view Zuri in her outdoor yard…

Easter is “Egg-citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo

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WHAT: Hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo for the annual Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This egg-citing event for children young and old will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.

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Welcome Zuri!

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CINCINNATI, OH (April 15, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce that the name “Zuri” has been voted the official name of the baby giraffe!  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 9,000 people answered the call by voting online.  Zuri was a clear winner, with 4,838 votes.

Naming baby Zuri was not an easy task.  After a LONG process…

It’s a GIRL at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Help Name the Baby Giraffe

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OH (April 5, 2011) – It’s a GIRL!  The baby giraffe, born Saturday, April 2 at the Cincinnati Zoo is a girl!  Now, she needs a name.  Name suggestions will be accepted on the Zoo’s Facebook page through this Friday, April 8, at which time the Zoo’s giraffe keepers will pick their favorites.

“Obviously we’re excited to have a thriving, healthy calf with excellent parents,” said Thane Maynard,…

Baby Giraffe Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI, OH (April 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe gave birth to her first calf this morning, April 2 at 9:40 a.m. in her indoor stall. This news is especially exciting considering that the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was nearly 26 years ago!  The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births actually dates back to 1889 when it became the first zoo in the Western Hemisphere to have a…

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Snow Monkey Easter Egg Hunt