Single Silverback Gorilla (SSG) Seeking Single Female Gorilla (SFG)

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Walking on Knuckles Preferred

Cincinnati, OH (October 28, 2011) – Trying to find a good match for a gorilla can sound much like a personal ad for humans (without the knuckle walking, of course). “Jomo,” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 20-year-old silverback gorilla will soon welcome two female gorillas in hopes of finding true love. Cincinnati Zoo gorillas have been some of the most prolific gorillas in captivity, making Cincinnati one of the top breeders of this endangered species…

Cincinnati Zoo’s “Illusion” Headed Home

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Rescued Manatee to be Released Back to the Wild

Illusion, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 978-pound Florida manatee is heading home soon.  After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo one year ago, Illusion will return to the wild on November 9 as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitors can see Illusion at…

Cat Canyon Construction Begins!

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New Home for Large Cats Opens Next Summer

The Cat Canyon expansion is set to start on September 6, following Labor Day Weekend, and be finished in early summer 2012. During construction, the area behind Night Hunters will close and the large cats that are currently there will be off exhibit until Cat Canyon reopens.

Parts of the path that winds around the “Veldt” will also be closed during construction (see map.)  You will still be…

Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests to Run Wild during the Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 4, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo.  The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town. 

 The 2011 Cheetah run will feature a NEW course…

New Cougar Exhibit Opens at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI  (July 28, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit featuring Cougars is set to open to the public Thursday, August 4.  The special exhibit, which is located just outside of the Zoo’s new attraction – Night Hunters – will be home to the Zoo’s two young Cougars, “Tecumseh” and “Joseph,” born September 19, 2010.

The new exhibit will allow visitors to see these amazing animals, up close and personal.  The spacious display will depict the rocky…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated by Painful Loss

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CINCINNATI, OH (July 1, 2011) – It is with great sadness and despair that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the loss of its three-month-old giraffe, Zuri.  Zoo veterinarians noticed Zuri’s fractured leg had become more unstable earlier this week, which prompted the medical procedure today.  During the examination, vets determined that Zuri had done further damage to the fracture site. As a result of this damage, the fracture was not healing as expected and staff were unfortunately presented with…

Vote for Caspian for Cutest Zoo Baby in U.S.

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Our little (not for long) Eurasian Eagle Owl needs your help to win Budget Travel’s Cutest Zoo Baby 2011 contest. He is one of three finalists, and the other two are pretty darn cute (as Thane Maynard would say.) It’s going to be tough for Caspian to pull ahead of a baby cheetah and a baby Bornean orangutan, but we’re going to try!

You can vote once per day on Budget Travel’s website – Click…

Red Panda Paw Paintings in Zoo Shop

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Limited quantities of red panda paw print paintings created by our very own red pandas are now on sale in the Zoo Shop.  Three sizes -  11×14 for $49.99, 8×10 for $20, and Cards for $4.99- are available, and proceeds go toward the conservation of red pandas.

The red panda is vulnerable to becoming an endangered species.  The red panda can be found high up in tree…

Pallas’ Cats Born from Artificial Insemination

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First Pallas’ Cat Kittens Produced with New Laparoscopic Oviductal Technique

CINCINNATI (June 23, 2011) – Three healthy Pallas’ cat kittens were born on June 8, 2011 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following a laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) procedure conducted by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). This pregnancy and birth are the world’s first ever in Pallas’ cats from artificial insemination.  

Dr. Bill Swanson, CREW’s…

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…