Cincinnati Zoo has big news about Gladys the Baby Gorilla!

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Today is a big day at the Cincinnati Zoo!  The Zoo is excited to officially announce that Jomo, the male, silverback Western-lowland gorilla, was successfully introduced to the baby gorilla, Gladys’, family group!

Jomo was first introduced to Gladys, Mara and M’Linzi on April 1, in their indoor space.  Because those introductions went smoothly, Cincinnati Zoo keepers elected not to delay the next phase of introductions and moved two female gorillas, Asha and Anju, (Asha is pregnant), all to Gladys’…

CREW Plant Scientists Pull Plants Out of Deep Freeze

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Excellent article by Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Johnston features work that scientists at our Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are doing with plants that have been frozen for decades.

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Thousands of tulips are rising to the occasion, just in time for Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. They survived what everyone agrees was a long, cold winter.

But long and cold are relative terms. Especially when…

April Photo-a-Day Instagram Challenge

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Show us your blooms! Share your favorite animal pics! Take a selfie at the Zoo. Have a month of fun participating in Cincinnati Zoo’s April Instagram Challenge.

Post a photo each day that represents the items listed below. We’ll repost our favorites! Tag your photos with #CincyZooPic

myActions Spring Challenge Final Week! Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team.

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Updated 4-14-14. This is the final week of the One Million Actions for Planet Earth spring challenge!  Our goal is to get our many Cincinnati Zoo supporters to help us by logging your green actions, such as turning off lights, every day on myActions.org. In addition to being good for the planet, your green actions generate donations for the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Other Zoos are participating in the challenge.  Collectively, we hope…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated By Loss of Endangered Sumatran Rhino

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2014) – “Suci”, one of the world’s rare endangered Sumatran rhinos, passed away late on Sunday, March 30. Surrounded by the keepers and veterinary staff who cared for her daily, she died at her home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. 

The female Sumatran rhino, born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2004, was one of three Sumatran rhino calves born to mother, “Emi” and father, “Ipuh.” Suci’s keepers first became concerned about her when they noticed…

Cincinnati Zoo Employee Named National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow

Program to Send 25 Teachers on Expeditions as Outdoor Classroom for Professional Development

WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014)—The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Sarah Navarro, Lead Education Program Developer at the Zoo’s Harold C. Schott Education Center, has been selected as one this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2014 Fellows, a group of twenty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark…

Step into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Best Time to See Tulips – Mid April!

bloomsCINCINNATI – (March 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ready to blossom out of this cold weather and into spring with the colorful force of over 100,000 tulips! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Zoo Blooms also features more than…

Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden

edible_gardenFor the second year, the Chipotle Edible Gardens will be in full bloom this summer!

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens at the Zoo will feature an array of vegetables and herbs, all grown from seed. The gardens are de signed for visitors of all ages to learn about planting foods they can grow and enjoy at home.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticulture staff hopes the Edible Gardens will give the Zoo’s 1.5…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Again!

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CINCINNATI, OH (March 11, 2014) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s six-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, and due in the next few weeks.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and can currently be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. Due to the overwhelming response during the last birth, the Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will again be live-tweeting leading up to and during this birth.  Make sure you follow #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

“We’re incredibly excited…

Cincinnati Zoo Wins Green Business Awards!

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gbaLast Thursday, honorees for the Business Courier 2014 Green Business Awards gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center, the region’s only LEED certified event center to celebrate green practices, green building, green advocacy, and green services/products. It is a great event for businesses and organizations to come together and share best practices, challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Base Camp Café (Greenest Restaurant in the US!!) took home two awards that…