The Flying Pig Marathon, XU and Taking Root Celebrate Partnership with Tree Planting Event

trplantpicCINCINNATI (April 24, 2015)– Guided by the leadership of the Xavier University economics class, “Environmental, Economics & Policy” the Flying Pig Marathon has joined with Taking Root (a major tree planting initiative in the Tri-state) to plant trees along the race route. An initial tree planting celebrating the partnership will take place at Friendship Park, just east of the intersection of Adams Landing and Riverside Dr. on Saturday April 25, 2015 at…

ZooBorns: Motherly Love Instagram Give-away

zoobornsmotherlyloveThe Cincinnati Zoo is Wild About Moms the entire month of May! Just in time for Mother’s Day and mothers everywhere, we are giving away FREE prizes for the wonderful women in your life! Four lucky winners will receive a copy of ZooBorns latest edition, ZooBorns: Motherly Love, featuring animals from your very own Cincinnati Zoo!

To enter, visit the Cincinnati Zoo on Instagram (@cincinnatizoo) via your iPhone or Android

Zoo Saves One Billion Gallons of Water!

#GreenestZooinAmerica takes steps to reduce water use

Water1CINCINNATI (April 22, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has saved one BILLION gallons of water, enough to provide water (indoor and outdoor use) for 10,000 households for a year, since 2006 when it launched a major initiative to reduce water usage!

“We recognize the importance of conserving water and natural resources. It was obvious that the Zoo needed to take action when our…

Cincinnati Zoo Flies Away with a Plume Award!

keaCINCINNATI, OH (April 10, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it has received the Plume Award for Noteworthy Achievement in Avian Husbandry from the Avian Scientific Advisory Group (ASAG).

This award recognizes excellence in a single facet of husbandry such as first-time breeding, reintroduction programs, breeding consortiums, the reproduction of a difficult species, taking a leading role in population sustainability, etc. Robert Webster, the…

New Rookie Silverback in Gorilla World for Spring Training

harambe2A sixteen-year-old Western lowland silverback from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX, named “Harambe [hɑːrɑːmˈbeɪ]” has joined the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla family, bringing the total number in residence to ten.

Harambe, large for his age at 419 pounds, will be placed in a social group with two 19-year-old females, “Chewie” and “Mara.” A typical gorilla group includes one silverback male and several females.  Harambe’s group does not have a breeding recommendation,…

Best Time to See Tulips = NOW!

It’s Bloomin’ Awesome at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden  

tulipsCINCINNATI – (April 10, 2015)  The colorful force of more than 100,000 tulips is taking over the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical! This weekend and into next week will be peak bloom time in the #ZooGarden and a prime opportunity for garden enthusiasts to visit. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest…

Fur is Flying at the Cincinnati Zoo – 10 painted dog puppies unleashed!

It’s officially raining cubs and pups in Africa! 

painteddogpupCINCINNATI, OH (April 10, 2015) –  The Cincinnati Zoo’s African painted dog pups, born in January, put Painted Dog Valley to the test today as they explored their outdoor exhibit during their public debut.  No hole was left undug.

 “Each pup was tentative with their new exhibit at first, but it is easy to gain confidence quickly with a pack of 11 behind…

READY TO ROAR #CZBGLionCubs Make Public Debut

lioncubsoutside CINCINNATI (April 1, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three female lion cubs showed off their grrl power this morning during their first public play date. Born November 13, 2014, to three-year-old mother “Imani” and four-year-old father “John,” the cubs have been bonding with mom and dad behind the scenes and waiting for warmer weather.  There is no set “on exhibit” schedule for the cubs yet, but they will continue…

Baby Bonobo Born at Cincinnati Zoo

Milestone birth for this critically endangered species.                   

babybonoboCINCINNATI, OH (April 9, 2015) –The baby boom at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden continues! Sixteen-year old bonobo (pronounced bah NO bow) “Zanga,” mother of four-year-old “Clara,” gave birth to a healthy male on March 16. Mom and baby, who have been bonding behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Jungle Trails exhibit, went out on exhibit…

Hippo T-shirt Sales Fund New Play Area

hipposhirtThe hippo exhibit will be the final, and most anticipated, piece of Africa! By purchasing a hippo t-shirt, you are helping to build an exciting and interactive family play area located between our meerkat and hippo exhibits inside Africa (see drawing below).

This brand new play space will include climbing rocks, a ropes course activity area, and interactive hippo sculptures perfect for fun
photo opps!

Click here to purchase your…