Grow the Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators in Your Own Yard!

pollinator_loNew Zoo label now available in local garden centers

CINCINNATI (May 2, 2016) –After more than 25 years of trialing plants, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, knows which plants grow and look best in our region. Each year, the Zoo shares its list of best-performing annuals and perennials.  This year, in addition to the traditional “best” lists, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden…

Cincinnati Zoo Nationally Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

LEEDing the way with a gold-certified exhibit & model parking lot

CINCINNATI (April 22, 2016) – Just in time for Earth Day, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, aka the #GreenestZooInAmerica, received national recognition this week for two of its sustainability initiatives.  The Green Parking Council (GPC) designated the Cincinnati Zoo’s Vine Street parking lot the first GPC Demonstrator Site for surface parking lots three days after the Zoo was awarded the U. S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership…

Brazilian Conservationists Recipients of Cincinnati Zoo’s 2016 Conservation Award

Couple to lecture at the Zoo on April 13

Su e CP rindo - zoomCINCINNATI (April 12, 2016) – Each year, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites several of the world’s leading conservationists to participate in its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series and presents one of the speakers with  the Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Award. Legendary conservationists Suzana Padua, Ph.D, and Claudio Padua, Ph.D, are this year’s recipients and will be recognized…

Nationally-Recognized Author/Illustrator Loren Long Recreates Iconic Cincinnati Zoo Poster

A labor of love for the Cincinnati resident

louspeckerCINCINNATI (April 8, 2016) – Chances are you’ve seen the Cincinnati Zoo’s  “New Ones” poster created by Lou Specker thirty years ago.  The Zoo receives thousands of inquiries from people wanting to buy the iconic poster and discovered that one of the area’s most popular frame shops gets just as many.  Frame & Save Hyde Park owners Doug & Marianne Sandhage got tired of…

Orphan Cheetah Cub from Oregon Joins Cincinnati Zoo’s Cubs

Four cubs in Zoo’s nursery now have a brother from another mother                      

26122924922_8ca8be6316_zCINCINNATI, OH (April 5, 2016) – A lone cheetah cub in search of litter mates has found a new home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The male cub, born 12 days before Cincinnati Zoo’s cubs were delivered via C-section (on March 8), was not able to be cared for by his mother at Wildlife Safari in…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Smallest Cheetah Cub Loses Fight to Survive

Five cheetah cubs born March 8 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden emailFour cheetah cubs remain in the Nursery in critical care                        

CINCINNATI, OH (March 29, 2016) – Sadly, the runt of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s cheetah cub litter passed away last night.  All five cubs had been in critical care since they were born via C-section at the Zoo’s Mast Farm on March 8.  The remaining…

Brazilian Ocelot Births Validate Importance of Artificial Insemination for Species Conservation

CINCINNATI (March 28, 2016)– Since 2010, three Brazilian ocelot kittens, females “Milagre,” “Ayla,” and “Revy,” have been produced using artificial insemination (AI) techniques developed and performed by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). All three of these genetically-valuable ocelots have gone on to produce offspring of their own as a result of natural breeding. The most recent kitten was born at the Santa Ana Zoo in December to Revy, the last…

Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Zoo!

Easter2016Easter Celebration on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2016) – Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! The Zoo’s annual Easter Celebration event takes place on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perfect for children young and old, the Easter Celebration will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.  Back by…