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,”…

Say Aaah-rdvark! Dentists make house call to extract Cincinnati Zoo aardvark’s tooth

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (August 26, 2015)Ali, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 11-yr-old female aardvark, got a visit from equine dental veterinarians Dr. Jeff Reiswig, from Newark, OH, and Dr. Jack Easley, whose practice is in Shelbyville, KY, last week.  The dentists came to the Zoo to perform a complicated extraction, removing two problematic, aardvark-sized teeth through a 2cm incision.

Detailed scans taken at Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) radiology facility last…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates 50th Gorilla Birth

CINCINNATI, OH (August 26, 2015) – It’s a girl! Fourteen-year-old western lowland gorilla Anju (pronounced ah-new)   gave birth Tuesday morning at 7:10 a.m. behind the scenes in Gorilla World.  This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden since 1970.  Keepers have not yet decided on a name.

View first keeper video of baby…

“The baby’s father, silverback Jomo, started showing a lot…

Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

Move to Indonesia is Harapan’s only chance to contribute to nearly-extinct population

harapanCINCINNATI (August 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino Harapan will be moved to Indonesia. His departure marks the end of an era for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran rhino breeding program, the only captive breeding program in the United States to produce calves for this crtically-endangered species.

Red Panda Cubs Born at Cincinnati Zoo

First red panda cubs with birthdates accurately predicted using ultrasonography and hormone monitoring.

redpandacubCINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2015) – “Dr. Erin Curry” may seem like an odd name for a red panda cub, but it’s fitting for the female cub born last month to two-year-old red panda, “Lin.”  Lin and “Bailey,” a seven-year-old red panda who gave birth to a male cub six days before Lin delivered her cub, were monitored prior…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species. Carcass feeding also provides guests with an opportunity to see some of the Zoo’s most active…

Ali the Aardvark gets CT & MRI scans at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Zoo asks neighbor to help sniff out root of aardvark’s health issue

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (July 15, 2015)— “Ali” the aardvark received special attention from neighbor Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) last week.  The 11-year-old female aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo was transported to Cincinnati Children’s for computerized axial tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to get a closer look at what might be causing persistent ocular drainage.

Radiographs of her…

Nursery Dog Makes Room for New Baby Takin at the Cincinnati Zoo!

blakelydaleCincinnati, OH (July 16, 2015)— Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo’s resident nursery dog and part-time nanny, has been called into action to do what he does best, snuggle and play. His new companion is 3-week-old baby takin “Dale,” who was brought to the Zoo’s nursery to be hand-reared after his mother, “Sally,” ignored him. Sally, born at the Zoo in 2009, and the calf’s father, “Harry,” are first time parents.

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