Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Western Lowland Silverback Gorilla Mshindi

Louisville, Audubon and Cincinnati Zoos work together to save species

 CINCINNATI (September 14, 2017) –  Visitors may see a new face at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the next time they stop by Gorilla World.   As part of a multi-zoo collaborative move recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), 29-year-old male gorilla Mshindi [ma-shin-dee]…

Easterseals and Cincinnati Zoo Create Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2017) – Yesterday marked the first day of work for three lucky individuals. As participants in Easterseals’ workforce development program, an initiative designed to provide a supportive transition to community-based employment for people with disabilities, they are the first to take part in a new partnership between Easterseals and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

In this inclusive workforce model, community partners offer part-time employment opportunities combined with socio-recreational experiences. At the Zoo, individuals will work…

Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

Fiona is spending more time in the outdoor pool, but there is no set schedule for when she’ll be out. She has access to the indoor space at all times, so visitors may or may not see her.

Wednesday, September 19, 2017

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National Geographic Photgrapher Joel Sartore is among speakers announced for Cincinnati Zoo’s 2017 Barrows Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 1 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (January 19, 2017) – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 1 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. 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. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are…

Snowy White Colobus Monkey is Cincinnati Zoo’s First Baby of 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (January 18, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumb, or only a stub where the digit would usually be. Born last week to first-time-mom Adanna and dad Tiberius, the still-unnamed little one is strong, alert…

Ultrasound Confirms Hippo Pregnancy!

Cincinnati Zoo team captures worlds first image of a Nile hippo in the womb 

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news!  Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant.

Keepers, and almost everyone…

Santa Delivers Gifts to Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (December 23, 2016) – Santa made the rounds this morning, giving special presents to some of the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“I’ll be heading back to the North Pole tonight to get the sleigh loaded up with presents for boys and girls, so today was my last chance to deliver gifts to the animals,”…