Over 140 Cincinnati AmeriCorps Members Take Pledge of Service at Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI (September 17, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to team up with AmeriCorps, aka the “domestic Peace Corps”, to bring fun, science-based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge the community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife.

Learn more about the Zoo’s AmeriCorps program – VIDEO


It’s Raining Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

Another giraffe baby born at Giraffe Ridge this morning

 CINCINNATI, OH (September 13, 2016) –For the second time in less than two months, giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a new addition to the herd. Five-year-old Jambo delivered a calf at 1:45 a.m. in her indoor stall after about two hours of labor.

“Jambo has been on 24-hour baby watch since August 22. Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO)’s reported restlessness and pacing starting a little before midnight, hooves…

Free Admission for First Responders

IMG_0440(CINCINNATI, OH – September 7, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is honoring those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel September 12-18.


Fire and police personnel who qualify for free admission include firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand writing examiners, intelligence analysts and…

Zoofari 2016: A Botanical Dream

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2016) – This year, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating its award-winning botanical garden with a green-themed party.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for the 34th annual Zoofari, presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, on Friday, September 16, 2016.

“We’re the greenest Zoo in America, so it’s fitting to give a nod to our sustainability efforts as well as highlight our gorgeous gardens,” said Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo…

Cincinnati Zoo & Wildlife Safari Team Up to Ensure Survival of the Most Genetically-Valuable Cheetah Cub in North America

Cheetah mom at Cincinnati Zoo’s breeding facility adopts cub

cheetah5CINCINNATI, OH (August 26, 2016) –  Six-year-old cheetah, Kathleen, has adopted the most genetically-valuable cheetah cub in the North American zoo population, born at Wildlife Safari in Oregon on May 15, and is raising her alongside the four cubs she gave birth to on May 10 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s off-site cheetah breeding facility.

VIDEO: 5 cubs at the…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

TWP_Cincinnati_2016_AWCincinnati, OH (August 8, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2016.  This is fourth consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of…

Rare Andean Condor Hatched at the Cincinnati Zoo! First of its kind to hatch in Cincinnati since 1985

andean condor CINCINNATI (July 29, 2016 ) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that a rare Andean condor chick has been spotted with adults Gryph and Laurel. This is the first chick of this species to hatch in Cincinnati in 30 years and only the fourteenth to hatch in North American institutions in the past decade.

They are a naturally slow breeding species (averaging one chick every…

P&G, Reds & Zoo Community Makeover

IMG_9437CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are partnering for the 2016 Community Makeover community service project on Thursday, July 28 in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Lower Price Hill.

Almost 400 volunteers from P&G North America Brand Management, the Cincinnati Zoo, Reds Community Fund and Kroger will participate in the day-long volunteer project at three sites in Lower Price Hill:


First Time Mom Welcomes 6-Foot-Tall, 100-Pound Bundle of Joy at Cincinnati Zoo

cecebaby CINCINNATI, OH (July 27, 2016) – It may sound like a tall tale, but the giraffe born this morning at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden weighs approximately 100 pounds and towers over most of its keepers!  After an unusually quick labor, five-year-old giraffe Cece delivered a healthy calf at 10:27 a.m. in her indoor stall.  The calf stood within an hour of birth.

“Cece gave us a good indication that something…

The Weight is Over at the Cincinnati Zoo! Hippo Cove is now open to the public!

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCincinnati, OH (July 21, 2016) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-anticipated hippo exhibit is finally open, and it was worth the weight! Visitors marveled at the girth of hippos Bibi & Henry for the first time this morning as the pair floated, splashed and belly-flopped in their 70,000-gallon pool.

Members took advantage of the opportunity to enter the Zoo at 8 a.m.  for Hippo Cove’s opening and were the first to…