Fiona’s Feelings Book for Babies Hits Cincinnati Stores

New book available at local book stores and at the Cincinnati Zoo gift shops

Cincinnati, OH (November 20) – Baby hippo Fiona’s face is all over a new board book, Fiona’s Feelings, by Blue Manatee Press owner and pediatrician Dr. John Hutton. Photographs of Fiona included in the book show her “expressing” various feelings, such as “happy,” “sad” and “scared.”.

Holiday Gifts that Support the Cincinnati Zoo

Adopt an animal, make a donation, or give Fiona apparel, cards, ornaments, books and more!

CINCINNATI, OH (November 14, 2017) –  If you’re looking for a gift for the Fiona lover in your life, you’re in luck.  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has partnered with a select group of local companies to create Fiona merchandise that will delight the baby hippo…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 35th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (November 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 35th annual PNC Festival of Lights, which starts on November 18 and runs through January 1, 2018.  The #1 Zoo Lights display in the country, according to a USA Today poll, is open Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  Santa will be available for visits and…

Two Healthy Manatees Return to Florida and Three Arrive in Cincinnati for Rehab

Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership coordinates big move

CINCINNATI (October 18, 2017) Popular manatees Betsy and BamBam have left the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to return to Florida waters. This is good news for the species but bittersweet for divers, care team members and visitors who have become attached to the charismatic animals, especially long-time resident Betsy.

Three orphaned manatees in need of rehabilitation, Pippen, Miles, and Matthew, were brought back to Cincinnati from SeaWorld…

Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

Check the weather: Temperatures must be 50 degrees or above with sunny skies for hippos to be outside. (This is at the discretion of our animal care staff & could change without notice.) Check the Zoo Today page before you visit for timely updates and animal news for the day.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cardboard boxes have always been one of Fiona’s favorite enrichment items. It needs to be at least 50 degrees for her…

National Geographic Photgrapher Joel Sartore is among speakers announced for Cincinnati Zoo’s 2017 Barrows Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 1 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (January 19, 2017) – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 1 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are…

Snowy White Colobus Monkey is Cincinnati Zoo’s First Baby of 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (January 18, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumb, or only a stub where the digit would usually be. Born last week to first-time-mom Adanna and dad Tiberius, the still-unnamed little one is strong, alert…

Ultrasound Confirms Hippo Pregnancy!

Cincinnati Zoo team captures worlds first image of a Nile hippo in the womb 

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news!  Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant.

Keepers, and almost everyone…

Santa Delivers Gifts to Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (December 23, 2016) – Santa made the rounds this morning, giving special presents to some of the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“I’ll be heading back to the North Pole tonight to get the sleigh loaded up with presents for boys and girls, so today was my last chance to deliver gifts to the animals,”…