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…

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…

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…

Celebrating 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

CREW Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

Excerpt from 10-09-2011 Enquirer Article Written by John Johnston

Thirty years ago this month, in a small basement room of the Elephant House, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden began a research program aimed at saving endangered animals from extinction.

From those humble beginnings evolved a program that today can boast of numerous scientific breakthroughs and “a cutting-edge laboratory that's shoulder to shoulder with the best in

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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…