Cincinnati Zoo’s One-Week-Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2015) – It’s a big day in Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! One-week-old Western lowland gorilla, who is yet to be named, got to explore the outdoor exhibit with her group.  The baby girl was born on August 29 at 7:10am to dad Jomo and mom Anju. This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Zoo since 1970.

The #CZBGBabyGorilla will be going out with mom, “Anju,” dad “Jomo,”…

Say Aaah-rdvark! Dentists make house call to extract Cincinnati Zoo aardvark’s tooth

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (August 26, 2015)Ali, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 11-yr-old female aardvark, got a visit from equine dental veterinarians Dr. Jeff Reiswig, from Newark, OH, and Dr. Jack Easley, whose practice is in Shelbyville, KY, last week.  The dentists came to the Zoo to perform a complicated extraction, removing two problematic, aardvark-sized teeth through a 2cm incision.

Detailed scans taken at Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) radiology facility last…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates 50th Gorilla Birth

CINCINNATI, OH (August 26, 2015) – It’s a girl! Fourteen-year-old western lowland gorilla Anju (pronounced ah-new)   gave birth Tuesday morning at 7:10 a.m. behind the scenes in Gorilla World.  This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden since 1970.  Keepers have not yet decided on a name.

View first keeper video of baby…

“The baby’s father, silverback Jomo, started showing a lot…

Red Panda Cubs Born at Cincinnati Zoo

First red panda cubs with birthdates accurately predicted using ultrasonography and hormone monitoring.

redpandacubCINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2015) – “Dr. Erin Curry” may seem like an odd name for a red panda cub, but it’s fitting for the female cub born last month to two-year-old red panda, “Lin.”  Lin and “Bailey,” a seven-year-old red panda who gave birth to a male cub six days before Lin delivered her cub, were monitored prior…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species. Carcass feeding also provides guests with an opportunity to see some of the Zoo’s most active…

Ali the Aardvark gets CT & MRI scans at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Zoo asks neighbor to help sniff out root of aardvark’s health issue

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (July 15, 2015)— “Ali” the aardvark received special attention from neighbor Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) last week.  The 11-year-old female aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo was transported to Cincinnati Children’s for computerized axial tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to get a closer look at what might be causing persistent ocular drainage.

Radiographs of her…

Nursery Dog Makes Room for New Baby Takin at the Cincinnati Zoo!

blakelydaleCincinnati, OH (July 16, 2015)— Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo’s resident nursery dog and part-time nanny, has been called into action to do what he does best, snuggle and play. His new companion is 3-week-old baby takin “Dale,” who was brought to the Zoo’s nursery to be hand-reared after his mother, “Sally,” ignored him. Sally, born at the Zoo in 2009, and the calf’s father, “Harry,” are first time parents.

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2015 Horticultural Events at the Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo

garden events 3CINCINNATI (July 13, 2015) – Have a love for gardening or want to learn more about it? Join us at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a blooming variety of horticultural events ranging from nightly programs to all day conferences.

These events are for those new to gardening and the experts! From twilight walks around the Zoo to hearing from Cincinnati Zoo Director of Horticulture Steve Foltz  speak about the…

Zoo’s Animal All-Stars Lineup

elephant_pinataVisit Cincinnati Zoo’s animal all stars this weekend and watch lions, elephants and painted dogs enjoy baseball-themed enrichment.  Be sure to stop by the Elephant Reserve to see elephants break open baseball pinatas filled with their favorite snacks!

All-Star Animals

Check out our animal all-star lineup, carefully selected according to natural abilities!  Many player assignments were contested by keepers, but the team manager’s selections will stand. 

Official Lineup (click to enlarge)