Baby Takin Arrives Right on Time

Mom and baby are bonding in their behind-the-scenes den

Seven-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday, March 18, 2017, around 2pm at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Her previous calf, born in 2015, had to be hand-reared due to medical issues, so this is her first real attempt to raise offspring.  Her care staff has observed…

Blakely the Australian Shepherd Filling in as Parent to One-Month-Old Tiger Cubs

Cincinnati Zoo’s canine companion called into action

CINCINNATI, OH  (March 10, 2017) – Three rare Malayan tiger cubs, all female, have been cared for by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery staff since they were born on February 3, 2017, and ignored by their mother. Their care team now includes the Zoo’s four-legged, resident nursery companion and former

Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Water play is an important form of exercise for Fiona. As you can see, she enjoys this activity and has learned how to go up and down the ramp to her smaller water tub all by herself! #TeamFiona

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fiona is learning to be more independent and spending less time physically touching her human caregivers. This is all part of the plan to transition her to…

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,”…