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…

PNC Festival of Lights Opens November 23!

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 Open Nightly Beginning November 23

FOLCINCINNATI (November 7, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 31st annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sight of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search…

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…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Foot Race Reduces its Footprint

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Cheetah Run 5K Goes Green

The Cincinnati Zoo held the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K race in September of this year.  This race is unique for runners and walkers who trek through our spectacular 3.1 mile course which includes our amazing gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.  As the “Greenest Zoo in America” we are striving to make all of our events as green as possible and the Cheetah Run…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…