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.

Animal Enrichment Egg Hunt Schedule:

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…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Soon

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CINCINNATI, OH (March 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant, due within the next two months. This news is especially exciting considering the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was 1985. 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 giraffe born in captivity. (NOTE FOR MEDIA: Media are invited to attend a photo…

Discover the World’s Most Exotic Destinations with the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2011 Travel Series has the perfect voyage for you!

From the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Africa, there is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2011 escorted by Cincinnati Zoo staff. You can learn about travel packages from the African savannah…

Cincinnati Zoo Determines Cause of Death for Giraffe

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CINCINNATI, OH (November 22, 2010)  - Akilah, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved, three-year-old female Massai Giraffe,  passed away suddenly Saturday evening, November 20.   Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo are still mourning her tragic loss today.  

Zoo veterinarians conducted a thorough necropsy, a procedure to determine the cause of death of an animal, Sunday morning and results revealed that Akilah died from a collapse of the cardiovascular system.

“Giraffes are fragile and sensitive animals, said Dr Mark Campbell,…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Giraffe

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CINCINNATI, OH (November 20, 2010)  - Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are mourning the loss of its three-year-old female Massai giraffe named Akilah. Zoo keepers found Akilah around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening sitting in the back of the outdoor exhibit.  Akilah was apparently feeding on grass inside an enclosed island within the 27,000-square-foot exhibit when her horns, called ossicones, became caught in the netting that surrounded the trees.  

The official cause of death is unknown at this…

Sea-Cow Shuffle at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden animal care staff has been quite busy the last 48 hours – moving nine manatees, between six institutions. The Sea Cow Shuffle began on Tuesday, November 2, when the Zoo transported two manatees – “CC Baby” and “Turner” – by truck to Rickenbacker International Airport, in Columbus, Ohio, where they met three manatees from the Columbus Zoo, and together, flew to Orlando, Florida to prepare for release back to the wild.

Monkey Island

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Snow Monkey Easter Egg Hunt