Two Healthy Manatees Return to Florida and Three Arrive in Cincinnati for Rehab

Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership coordinates big move

CINCINNATI (October 18, 2017) Popular manatees Betsy and BamBam have left the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to return to Florida waters. This is good news for the species but bittersweet for divers, care team members and visitors who have become attached to the charismatic animals, especially long-time resident Betsy.

Three orphaned manatees in need of rehabilitation, Pippen, Miles, and Mathew, were brought back to Cincinnati from SeaWorld…

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Awarded Two Prestigious National Grants

Funds support “access for all” initiative and endangered plant research

CINCINNATI, OH (September 28, 2017) –  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is excited to announce that it has received two prestigious grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  One, a National Leadership Grant awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered…

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.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hippo Cove will be open today but will close tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon so vets can prep Henry for another exam. He continues to have no appetite and treatment has not improved his condition. His…

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,”…