Dig This! Upcoming Events at Cincinnati Zoo for Gardeners & Horticulture Experts

hortCINCINNATI (February 5, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting a variety of Zoo Garden events this month. From landscaping classes to planting trees, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast.

Homeowners can learn about landscaping from the Zoo’s director of horticulture, tree huggers can join the Great Tree Summit 2016 and students of sustainability…

Gorilla World Expansion on Track to Open at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017

Two major donations move fundraising to halfway mark


MonaCINCINNATI
(January 26, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) has reached the halfway mark of its $12 million Gorilla World expansion fundraising campaign goal thanks to major gifts from The Spaulding Foundation and Harry and Linda Fath. The exhibit expansion, on track to be complete as early as 2017, will include a greenhouse structure, which will essentially double…

Cincinnati Zoo Says Goodbye to World’s Fastest Cheetah

Record-breaking runner and great ambassador for her species will be missed

CINCINNATI, OH (January 21, 2016) – One of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and charismatic animals has died.  Fifteen-year-old Sahara (aka Sarah), the world’s fastest land animal, was euthanized yesterday by the Zoo’s vet staff due to a diminishing quality of life.  The average lifespan of a cheetah is eight to twelve years.

“She lived a full life and was a phenomenal ambassador for her species,”…

Sumatran Rhino ‘Harapan’ Update

Untitled-3A report was released from Made Fera of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) on Monday, January 11, with updates on Sumatran rhino Harapan (aka Harry) and his status at the SRS in Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia. In order to increase Harry’s quarantine space, the SRS staff made a special corridor in his brother Andatu’s enclosure for him. This corridor connects his quarantine stall with the breeding stall in the…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

PenguinDays2_Galaxy Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016)— The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now celebrating Penguin Days, presented by FirstEnergy. March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Visitors can experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission and penguin parades every day plus special animal encounters on Saturdays & Sundays through March 11.

Guests can join the #BestParadeInAmerica alongside the Zoo’s famous…

Travel to Africa or Madagascar with the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016!

FREE Travel information sessions offered March 3 and March 10

travelCINCINNATI – (November 30, 2015)  If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2016 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!  With three unique locations and experiences being offered in 2016, all led by seasoned and knowledgeable Cincinnati Zoo staff, the complimentary Travel Evenings are a great way to find…

Cincinnati Zoo Team Leaves Sumatran Rhino Harry Wallowing in the Mud 10,000 Miles Away

Emotional journey and final farewells documented by Zoo videographer.

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) – Escorting the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, “Harapan (Harry)” on a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) was a huge responsibility and anything but fun, especially for keeper Paul Reinhart who witnessed this rare rhino’s birth in 2007 and cared for him for the past two years in Cincinnati.

Zoo videographer Pat Story documented…

4-Month-Old Takin Reunited with Mom at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Cincinnati, OH (November 17, 2015)— Four-month-old takin “Dale” has been reunited with his mom,Sally,” after being cared for in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery for the first months of his life. Zoo staff intervened and turned Dale over to nursery keepers when Sally, a first time mom, didn’t pay attention to her newborn.

Videos:  Dale with mom Sally | Dale with Nursery Dog Blakely

The nursery staff took care of feeding Dale, and “Blakely,” the Zoo’s…

Rhino Harry Arrives Safe and Sound after 53-Hour Journey from Cincinnati Zoo to Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Harapan arrival SRS smallCINCINNATI (November 2, 2015) – The rhino formerly known as the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere has joined the rest of his kind across the world in Indonesia.  After a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), “Harapan – aka Harry” emerged from his travel crate ready to snack and walk around!

Accompanied by keeper…