AFRICA – It’s Closer Than You Think – Now Open!

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Safari Through AFRICA at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (June 24, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites visitors to experience the spirit of Africa during the opening of Phase III of its newest exhibit – AFRICA – which opens to the public on June 29.  Africa will come alive as you journey through the breath-taking beauty of this open-vista exhibit, featuring some of the country’s most beautiful animals – the majestic African lion, the incredible…

Cat Canyon Wins Gold LEED Distinction

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Zoo’s First Animal Exhibit To Receive LEED Distinction

CINCINNATI, OH (November 30, 2012)The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cat Canyon exhibit,  which opened in June, just received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)  Gold certification – the second highest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  This is the Cincinnati Zoo’s 5th LEED certified building – which is the most of any zoo or aquarium in the United States. 

“The most exciting…

Fennec Fox Kits Now On Display at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 For the first time since 1994, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud to announce the birth of three Fennec fox kits.  The kits, one male and two females, were born at the Zoo on July 16 and are now on display in the Night Hunters exhibit.

Born to father, “Stomp” and mother, “Sage,” the kits are being raised by both parents. Fennec fox males help in raising the kits, providing food for mom when the kits are young and then providing…

Kroger & Pepsico Donate $1 Million for Africa Exhibit

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Donation Supports Expansion of Zoo’s Africa Exhibit; Contributes to Zoo’s Transformational Journey

Cincinnati, OH – (August 30, 2011) –  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the second oldest zoo in the country, received a $1 million donation today from Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, and PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), the world’s second largest food and beverage company.  The funding will be used to expand the Zoo’s new Africa exhibit.