Cincinnati Zoo’s World of the Insect Wins Prestigious Bean Award for Work with Giant Jumping Sticks

Moves to top of AZA’s national breeding award winner list

beaCINCINNATI, OH (September 28, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that its World of the Insect has been recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) with the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award for its work with giant jumping sticks.

The Bean Award, named after former Brookfield Zoo director Edward H. Bean, recognizes a…

Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia is Pregnant! Rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the Father


CINCINNATI  (September 22, 2015) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today, on World Rhino Day, that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population will soon increase by one.  In a species with fewer than 100 individuals left on the planet, one is a significant number.

The announcement has special local significance since the father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  His birth, in 2001, was the result of a scientific breakthrough by the Zoo’s…

Male Black Rhino from Zoo Atlanta Matched with Cincinnati Zoo’s Female Black Rhino

Seyia and Faru – A match made by… the SSP!

 CINCINNATI  (September 15, 2015)– When “Faru,” a ten-year-old, male black rhinoceros, arrived from Zoo Atlanta earlier this summer, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female, “Seyia,” got more than a 2,800-pound neighbor.  She seyiafarugot a potential mate. The Association of Zoo and Aquarium’s (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has determined that these two rhinos are a good genetic match and has recommended…

Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years

zoofari-rasterCINCINNATI (September 4, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to attend the 33rd  annual Zoofari – Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years– presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, which takes place Friday, September 18, 2015.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for a fabulous evening, named #1 charity event in Cincinnati in City’s Beat’s “Best of Cincinnati” 2015 issue!

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Plans for a $12 Million Gorilla Exhibit Expansion


gorillaCINCINNATI (September 3, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has big plans to transform the Zoo’s most popular exhibit, Gorilla World, by creating a new indoor habitat to allow for year-round visitor viewing of and engagement with the Zoo’s western lowland gorillas!

“For more than 84 years, the Cincinnati Zoo has led the way in the management of these critically endangered primates. This much-anticipated expansion, specifically the enhancements to…

#GreenestZooInAmerica’s Base Camp Cafe Rated Greenest Restaurant in America

basecamp CINCINNATI (September 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Base Camp Café has earned the “greenest restaurant in America” title for 2015 according to the Green Restaurant Association (GRA).

The GRA awards points for environmental categories including energy, water, food, waste, disposables, furnishings and building materials. A 4-star rating requires 300 points, and the Base Camp Cafe received 462, “a truly phenomenal…

50th Gorilla Born at the Cincinnati Zoo Gets Name

Elle, Oh Elle

CINCINNATI, OH (September 7, 2015) – A female gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 25, 2015, will be called “Elle.”  Gorilla keepers suggested two names for the baby, the 50th born at the Zoo, and friends/followers voted for their favorite.  Elle grabbed two-thirds of the 2,500 votes.

“It is a very rare thing for any zoo to have 50 babies born and we wanted that to be recognized in the baby’s…

Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes are…

Cincinnati Zoo Teams up with The Gorilla Glue Company for Go Bananas! Challenge

Children across the Country Answer the Call
Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000   


CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species, The Gorilla Glue Company and Eco-Cell have teamed up for the fifth  year in a row to promote a national competition called the Go Bananas! Challenge which has already taken off! The competition challenges school and community youth groups across the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s One-Week-Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2015) – It’s a big day in Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! One-week-old Western lowland gorilla, who is yet to be named, got to explore the outdoor exhibit with her group.  The baby girl was born on August 29 at 7:10am to dad Jomo and mom Anju. This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Zoo since 1970.

The #CZBGBabyGorilla will be going out with mom, “Anju,” dad “Jomo,”…