Rare Glimpse of Cincinnati Zoo Rhino Birth and First Wobbly Steps Caught on Video!

First black rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999

After what seems like a very long wait (a 15-month gestation period), Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eastern black rhino Seyia gave birth to a healthy calf named “Kendi” yesterday morning at 5:05 after about 30 minutes of labor.  Surveillance cameras inside the rhino barn recorded the birth and mom and baby’s first moments.

“Every rhino calf born is incredibly important for the population,…

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. She has access to the indoor space at all times, so visitors may or may not see her.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy 6 Month Birthday Fiona! You’ve come a long way!!! Now get ready to have this song by Chris Rowlands get stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

Sunday, July…

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,”…

Things are Heating up in Cincinnati Zoo’s Polar Bear Exhibit

CINCINNATI, OH  (December 20, 2016) – It’s freezing in Cincinnati but steamy in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bear exhibit where Anana, the Zoo’s new female, and long-time-resident male Little One are getting to know each other.  Since Anana’s arrival a few weeks ago, the two bears have been close enough to smell each…