Cincinnati Zoo Okapi Delivers Healthy Baby Boy

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 23, 2017) – The baby boom continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Eight-year-old okapi Kuvua gave birth to a healthy, sixty-pound baby boy last week and all is well in the okapi barn.

“This is Kuvua’s third calf, so she knew what to do right away.  The calf stood within an hour of birth and nursed 30 minutes later,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “She immediately started nuzzling and cleaning the…

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona

Good neighbors lend life-saving support to Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo baby

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 20, 2017) – When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

“Preemies have very tiny and unstable veins, and even though our vet team was able to get multiple IVs placed, the veins…

Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fiona continues to do better with bottle feedings.  She weighs 59 pounds, 30 more than when she was born! #TeamFiona

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Today’s Fiona Fix!

Friday, February 24, 2017

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,”…