Happy First Birthday to Fiona!

Hippo-sized celebration is happening at the Cincinnati Zoo this Saturday

Cincinnati, OH (January 17, 2018)— Cincinnati’s favorite baby hippo will be one year old on January 24!  This is a major milestone for the preemie that almost didn’t make it, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is throwing a party, a few days before her actual birthday, to celebrate.

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Aadorable Aardvark Baby to be Named Winsol!

Wrinkly new resident epitomizes “so ugly it’s cute”

Cincinnati, OH (January 5, 2018)— Ali, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 13-year-old female aardvark, gave birth to a baby boy on December 21, 2017.  Since then, mom and baby have been bonding behind the scenes with a little help from the Zoo’s animal care team, who have named him Winsol because he was born on the winter solstice.

Neonate and aardvark care staff members are…

DNA from Cincinnati Zoo’s “Ipuh” Provides Evidence that Trouble for Sumatran Rhinos Began 1 Million Years Ago

In addition to being responsible for the existence of about 10% of the world’s remaining Sumatran rhinos, Cincinnati Zoo’s beloved Ipuh has now helped scientists trace the start of his species’ population decline and provided basic biological information that may improve the health and well being of future generations.

Photos:  Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo |  Ipuh at Cincinnati Museum Center | 2017 Sumatra Visit

An international team of researchers…

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Many of the older animals at the Cincinnati Zoo require the same TLC and medications as your grandparents might.  Arthritis, high blood pressure, vision and cardiac issues are as common in animals as they are in humans.  As a result, the Zoo’s hospital is stocked with anti-inflammatories, diuretics and beta blockers.


Animals in Zoos tend to live longer than they would in the wild, where…

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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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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,”…