2014 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series Speakers Announced

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2014 speakers for the 22nd annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Opening the Series on…

Hops for Hippos February 6

hippo_header41-558x269West Sixth Brewing Co. and Taste of Belgium Short Vine are teaming up for a “Hops for Hippos” fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Feb. 6, to raise money for our hippo exhibit!

Taste of Belgium will donate 6 percent of sales to the zoo and West Sixth will match that contribution. Zoo Director Thane Maynard, Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and other Zoo representatives will attend to talk about the hippo project and bartend….

Cheetah Run 5K Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

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Cincinnati Zoo’s 2013 Cheetah Run Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for its Social and Environmental Leadership

98.7% waste diversion from landfill exemplifies wide range of sustainability initiatives

January 29, 2014 – Portland, OR: The 2013 Cheetah Run, produced by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s special events team, has earned certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for efforts to reduce the event’s environmental footprint and increase its social impact.  Event…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Price Cincinnati Zoo Admission – DAILY – Now through February 28

March to the Cincinnati Zoo and save a waddle of cash! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, now through February 28, 2014.

Guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguin Parade through the park at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., daily! Plus, enjoy more than 12…

Ring in the ZOO Year at the Cincinnati Zoo

Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO:             Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the 5th annual Happy ZOO Year. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Tuesday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows by the Madcap Puppet Theater, a meet and greet with Father…

Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

WHO:             On Santa’s last day at the Cincinnati Zoo the animals get a surprise visit from the big man himself! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and on Monday, December 23, Santa will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, African lions, and elephants.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2014 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 8

CINCINNATI – Beat winter chill by thinking warm thoughts and preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 8.

For the past 20 years, Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, has put together a series of landscape classes for the home gardener. The classes take the homeowner through the process…

Shop for Gifts that Keep Giving at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 CINCINNATI (November 26, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a great place to check unique gifts off your holiday shopping list.  With dozens of Zoonique gift ideas, you can find something for everyone, including gifts that keep giving long after the holiday season is through.

Gifts that Keep Giving:

  • Annual Zoo Membership –Memberships are a great year-round holiday gift.  Benefits include: year-round admission, discounts on food and gift shops, member-only exhibit previews and events, discount guest…

Giant Rhino Nutcracker Installed at Zoo for PNC Festival of Lights

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30-Foot Tall Statue A Local Holiday Tradition

WHO:             The annual PNC Festival of Lights preparation is well underway, celebrating a 31-year old local holiday tradition.  One of the most iconic displays – a 30-foot-tall Rhino Nutcracker – was installed today at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The giant Nutcracker will stand guard at the Zoo’s Vine Street Village entrance during PNC Festival of Lights, which runs from November 23 through January 4.

WHAT:          This Holiday Season, the…