Cincinnati Zoo Remembers “Martha,” the World’s Last Passenger Pigeon

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Photo Opportunity – Monday, September 1, at 11 a.m.

Martha_last_passenger_pigeon_1914CINCINNATI – (August 19, 2014) On Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. the Cincinnati Zoo will stop and remember “Martha,” the world’s last passenger pigeon, who passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago.  To remember the loss of what was, at one time, the most numerous bird species on the planet, the Cincinnati Zoo is honoring Martha…

Eight DAY Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled to introduce to the community its one-week-old Western Lowland gorilla, named “Mondika” (pronounced Mondeeka.)   The baby was born on August 4 and will be nicknamed “Mona” if it’s a girl or “Mondo” if it’s a boy.  Mondika’s public debut is WEATHER PERMITTING and will be taking place in the Zoo’s outdoor gorilla yard on Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.    

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla!

CINCINNATI, OH (August 4, 2014) –“Asha”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eleven-year-old Western Lowland gorilla has given birth to her first baby! On Monday, August 4, at 8:15 a.m. Asha delivered a healthy, approximately 5-pound, baby in her indoor stall. Asha and the baby will be spending time bonding indoors, but if mom and baby continue to do well (and weather cooperates), the pair should be outside soon.  The Zoo will continue to post updates on its website, Facebook…

Lions and Livelihoods Bracelets — 100% Proceeds to Kenya

Our Lions and Livelihoods bracelets were made by Maasai women from the Olkiramatian Women’s Group in Kenya’s South Rift Valley. Revenue from the sale of these bracelets helps the Women’s Group provide tuition for local school girls and contributes to the operation of the Lale’enok Resource Center, a community center that helps support both wildlife conservation and thriving Maasai livelihoods. Bracelets are often sold at the Zoo’s Africa exhibit. 

This partnership is supported by the Zoo’s Project Saving Species.

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The Reds, P&G and Cincinnati Zoo will give South Cumminsville a Community Makeover

South Cumminsville chosen for ‘Community Makeover’

Community-Field-Makeover_P&G-RCF_1CINCINNATI (July 7, 2014) — Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
announce the neighborhood of South Cumminsville as the winner of the 2014 Community Makeover. South Cumminsville will receive a complete field renovation of the Wayne Ballfields and significant upgrades to the interior and exterior of the Millvale Recreation Center.

The ballfields, home to Cincinnati Knothole District One teams,…

Painted Dog Valley Now Open at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Experience the Dog Days of Summer at the Zoo

CINCINNATI – (June 30, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the grand opening of the next phase of its AFRICA exhibit, now open!  Here, visitors will immerse themselves into the African Savannah, featuring East African architecture, landscape, and natural elements, while taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most majestic countries in the world, right in their own back…

Cincinnati Zoo & Mercy Health Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” to Promote the Health Benefits of Walking

CINCINNATI – June 26, 2014 – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is taking a “Walk on the Wild Side” in forming a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo has four pillars: to create adventure, convey knowledge, conserve nature and – like Mercy Health ¬– serve the community,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo….

Let the Cincinnati Zoo Help Decide Which Annuals Should Rock Your Garden

Annual Trials Program at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (June 6, 2014) –One of the most spectacular programs at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is its Horticulture Team’s Annual Trials Program. This unique effort is a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo, Hamilton County Master Gardeners, the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, (and a multitude of annuals breeders, producers, marketers, and growers), to produce, grow, and rate annuals for both best growth and appearance in the Cincinnati region. This information is…

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Bleed For a Cause Campaign Kicks Off July 1st

bleedCINCINNATI – (June 12, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Hoxworth Blood Center for its second annual Bleed for a Cause campaign.  Over 60 local nonprofits are competing to see who can score the most points by recruiting blood donors. The charity who wins the recruitment contest will receive $10,000! More importantly, by donating…