Duke Energy Foundation supports Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Living Classroom

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Duke Energy Foundation announced a $25,000 environmental grant to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (CZBG) Living Classroom Education Access Fund program.

The grant will be used to help local students continue to enjoy firsthand the exciting learning opportunities that the zoo provides.

CZBG is celebrating four years since the inception of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) program and its continued success in affording every student the opportunity to be inspired by…

Grow the Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators in Your Own Yard!

pollinator_loNew Zoo label now available in local garden centers

CINCINNATI (May 2, 2016) –After more than 25 years of trialing plants, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, knows which plants grow and look best in our region. Each year, the Zoo shares its list of best-performing annuals and perennials.  This year, in addition to the…

Cincinnati Zoo Nationally Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

LEEDing the way with a gold-certified exhibit & model parking lot

CINCINNATI (April 22, 2016) – Just in time for Earth Day, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, aka the #GreenestZooInAmerica, received national recognition this week for two of its sustainability initiatives.  The Green Parking Council (GPC) designated the Cincinnati Zoo’s Vine Street parking lot the first GPC Demonstrator Site for surface parking lots three days after the Zoo was awarded the U. S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership…

Brazilian Conservationists Recipients of Cincinnati Zoo’s 2016 Conservation Award

Couple to lecture at the Zoo on April 13

Su e CP rindo - zoomCINCINNATI (April 12, 2016) – Each year, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites several of the world’s leading conservationists to participate in its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series and presents one of the speakers with  the Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Award. Legendary conservationists Suzana…

Nationally-Recognized Author/Illustrator Loren Long Recreates Iconic Cincinnati Zoo Poster

A labor of love for the Cincinnati resident

louspeckerCINCINNATI (April 8, 2016) – Chances are you’ve seen the Cincinnati Zoo’s  “New Ones” poster created by Lou Specker thirty years ago.  The Zoo receives thousands of inquiries from people wanting to buy the iconic poster and discovered that one of the area’s most popular frame shops gets just as many.  Frame & Save Hyde…

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…