Orphan Cheetah Cub from Oregon Joins Cincinnati Zoo’s Cubs

Four cubs in Zoo’s nursery now have a brother from another mother                      

26122924922_8ca8be6316_zCINCINNATI, OH (April 5, 2016) – A lone cheetah cub in search of litter mates has found a new home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The male cub, born 12 days before Cincinnati Zoo’s cubs were delivered via C-section (on March 8), was not able to be cared for by his mother at Wildlife Safari in…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Smallest Cheetah Cub Loses Fight to Survive

Five cheetah cubs born March 8 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden emailFour cheetah cubs remain in the Nursery in critical care                        

CINCINNATI, OH (March 29, 2016) – Sadly, the runt of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s cheetah cub litter passed away last night.  All five cubs had been in critical care since they were born via C-section at the Zoo’s Mast Farm on March 8.  The remaining…

Brazilian Ocelot Births Validate Importance of Artificial Insemination for Species Conservation

CINCINNATI (March 28, 2016)– Since 2010, three Brazilian ocelot kittens, females “Milagre,” “Ayla,” and “Revy,” have been produced using artificial insemination (AI) techniques developed and performed by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). All three of these genetically-valuable ocelots have gone on to produce offspring of their own as a result of natural breeding. The most recent kitten was born at the Santa Ana Zoo in December to Revy, the last…

Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Zoo!

Easter2016Easter Celebration on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2016) – Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! The Zoo’s annual Easter Celebration event takes place on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perfect for children young and old, the Easter Celebration will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.  Back by…

Nursery Dog Steps in as Surrogate Parent to Cheetah Cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo

blakely_cubsCINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2016) – Willow, mother of the five cheetah cubs born via C-section at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Breeding Facility on March 8, has passed away. Zoo vets were hopeful that the five-year-old cheetah would make a full recovery following surgery, but she remained lethargic and lost her appetite over the weekend.

Video of Blakely with cubs

“Cheetahs are a fragile species and this…

Polar Bears Safe After Wandering Into Behind-the-Scenes Area at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (March 16, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bears “Little One” and “Berit” took advantage of an open den door earlier today and found themselves in the exhibit’s behind-the-scenes service hallway.  Keepers quickly secured the building and notified vet staff that the curious bears had entered the exhibit’s secondary containment zone.

“The double-containment system that we have in place in the polar bear exhibit worked. The bears entered an inappropriate area but did not leave the…

Spring has Sprung : 4-D Theater, Carousel & Early Entry start March 12

CINCINNATI, OH (March 7, 2016) – Spring is the time for fair-weathered friends to head over to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Starting March 12, visitors can enjoy carousel rides, BB&T Express Train rides and movies in 4-D. Early Entry, a favorite perk that allows members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders to enter the Zoo at 9am, also resumes March 12. The Zoo opens to the public at 10am.

Rides & Theater (open March 12)
Multisensory effects,…

2016 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 23 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 23 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 available now.