Bolt Like Bolt at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cheetah Run 5K – Pre-registration closes August 21. Race is August 28.

21009984392_c39c0bc04b_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 17, 2016)  Whether you’re trying to break a world speed record or just want to walk for a purpose, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Run 5K is the place to be on Sunday, August 28th.  Runners and walkers will follow a course that winds in and around the Zoo gardens, providing scenery unlike any other race venue in town.

“You don’t have to be…

Visitor Appreciation Days at Cincinnati Zoo: Half-Price Zoo Admission – August 20 & 21

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude to Hamilton County residents for their continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days, presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, August 20 & 21.

Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

TWP_Cincinnati_2016_AWCincinnati, OH (August 8, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2016.  This is fourth consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of…

FC Cincinnati at Cincinnati Zoo


13502875_10154252811002973_6308664919848823080_oCINCINNATI, OH – (August 8, 2016) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Cincinnati’s professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, are partnered up to host a fun-filled FC Cincinnati Day at the Zoo on Tuesday, August 9. Visitors are encouraged to sport their best blue & orange FC Cincinnati gear as they spend the day on wild adventures around the Zoo with familiar faces from the field!


Rare Andean Condor Hatched at the Cincinnati Zoo! First of its kind to hatch in Cincinnati since 1985

andean condor CINCINNATI (July 29, 2016 ) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that a rare Andean condor chick has been spotted with adults Gryph and Laurel. This is the first chick of this species to hatch in Cincinnati in 30 years and only the fourteenth to hatch in North American institutions in the past decade.

They are a naturally slow breeding species (averaging one chick every…

P&G, Reds & Zoo Community Makeover

IMG_9437CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are partnering for the 2016 Community Makeover community service project on Thursday, July 28 in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Lower Price Hill.

Almost 400 volunteers from P&G North America Brand Management, the Cincinnati Zoo, Reds Community Fund and Kroger will participate in the day-long volunteer project at three sites in Lower Price Hill:


First Time Mom Welcomes 6-Foot-Tall, 100-Pound Bundle of Joy at Cincinnati Zoo

cecebaby CINCINNATI, OH (July 27, 2016) – It may sound like a tall tale, but the giraffe born this morning at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden weighs approximately 100 pounds and towers over most of its keepers!  After an unusually quick labor, five-year-old giraffe Cece delivered a healthy calf at 10:27 a.m. in her indoor stall.  The calf stood within an hour of birth.

“Cece gave us a good indication that something…

The Weight is Over at the Cincinnati Zoo! Hippo Cove is now open to the public!

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCincinnati, OH (July 21, 2016) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-anticipated hippo exhibit is finally open, and it was worth the weight! Visitors marveled at the girth of hippos Bibi & Henry for the first time this morning as the pair floated, splashed and belly-flopped in their 70,000-gallon pool.

Members took advantage of the opportunity to enter the Zoo at 8 a.m.  for Hippo Cove’s opening and were the first to…

Cincinnati Zoo Adds FREE Wi-Fi to Enhance Guest Experience

22025862925_a8bc326be5_bEasier and faster than ever to share your summer adventure!

 CINCINNATI, OH – (July 1, 2016) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors can now stay connected to family and friends using the Zoo’s new “ZooFreeWifi” network, engineered by Powernet and funded by a grant from an anonymous donor.

“Free Wi-Fi is available in parks, coffee shops, museums, libraries, hotels, city centers, breweries and even churches. It has become an expectation, and it…

Cincinnati Zoo Just Gained 8,000 Pounds!

The hippos have arrived and Hippo Cove will open ahead of schedule. 

Cincinnati, OH (June 30, 2016) After a twenty-year hippo hiatus, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is three weeks away from opening Hippo Cove, a newly-constructed exhibit that features a 70,000-gallon pool and an underwater viewing area where visitors can get nose-to-nostril with the Zoo’s two hippos.

Henry, a 34-year-old male hippopotamus from Dickerson Park Zoo, and Bibi, a 17-year-old female from St. Louis Zoo, have arrived…