CREW Plant Scientists Pull Plants Out of Deep Freeze

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Excellent article by Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Johnston features work that scientists at our Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are doing with plants that have been frozen for decades.

Excerpt from Cincinnati.Com

Thousands of tulips are rising to the occasion, just in time for Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. They survived what everyone agrees was a long, cold winter.

But long and cold are relative terms. Especially when…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated By Loss of Endangered Sumatran Rhino

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2014) – “Suci”, one of the world’s rare endangered Sumatran rhinos, passed away late on Sunday, March 30. Surrounded by the keepers and veterinary staff who cared for her daily, she died at her home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. 

The female Sumatran rhino, born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2004, was one of three Sumatran rhino calves born to mother, “Emi” and father, “Ipuh.” Suci’s keepers first became concerned about her when they noticed…

Cincinnati Zoo Sumatran Rhinos Featured in On Earth Magazine

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Sex and the Single Rhino

When a species approaches extinction, it may be time to take desperate measures—like mating brother with sister.
by Elizabeth Kolbert  @ElizKolbert • March 10, 2014

Do you want to take over?” Paul Reinhart asked, holding out a pail of the sort usually used for mopping floors. Inside was a small buffet’s worth of fruits and vegetables: apple slices, papaya wedges, carrots, bananas. Each of the bananas had been carefully sliced in half…

Can a Canine Detect Polar Bear Pregnancy?

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Elvis at Work1 CINCINNATI – (November 4, 2013) What do a two-year-old Beagle, named “Elvis,” and scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have in common? Well, the two are working together to determine pregnancy in polar bears found in zoos throughout North America. 

Worldwide, traditional methods of pregnancy detection, such as progesterone monitoring and ultrasound examination, are not effective…

Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis

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 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), this move demonstrates just…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Death of Old Endangered Sumatran Rhino

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CINCINNATI – (February 18, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the loss of one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos – “Ipuh.”   The male rhino, who was believed to be at least 33 years old, has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for the past 22 years and sired three calves, Andalas (2001), Suci (2004) and Harapan (2007). In 2001, years of breakthrough research by scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research…

Our Last Baby of 2012! An Endangered Brazilian Ocelot Kitten

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CINCINNATI – (January 10, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is excited to announce the Zoo’s last birth of 2012 – an endangered Brazilian ocelot kitten.  The kitten was born on December 31, 2012 following an artificial insemination (AI) with freshly-collected semen from the Zoo’s resident male ocelot, “Monsieur.” 

The mother, “Sala” was inseminated in both oviducts using…

Cincinnati Zoo Awarded National Leadership Grant for Plant Conservation

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the only Ohio institution to receive a prestigious National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2012. This competitive grant was awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo to support a three-year research study at the Zoo’s Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) that will provide critical information for botanical gardens in the U.S. and worldwide to aid in developing…