Cincinnati Zoo’s Aadorable Aardvark Baby Makes Public Debut

Three-month-old Winsol can now be seen in Night Hunters habitat

Cincinnati, OH (March 21, 2018)— Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s baby aardvark, named Winsol because he was born on the winter solstice, made his public debut this morning on a day that’s more like winter than spring! After three months of bonding with mom behind the scenes, visitors can finally catch a glimpse of the oddly adorable, wrinkly baby and his…

Cincinnati Zoo is Saving Species with Milk!

Collaborating to create a recipe for aardvark milk

Cincinnati, OH (March 9, 2018) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is milking it. Whenever possible, the Zoo’s animal care team gets milk from lactating moms so scientists can analyze the composition. In Fiona the hippo’s case, knowing what was in her mom’s milk saved her life.  Now, Ali the aardvark is making weekly deposits to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Exotic Animal Milk Repository so scientists can create a recipe for synthetic…

Friends of the Cincinnati Zoo Ask Commissioners to Let Voters Decide to Keep the Zoo Awesome

CINCINNATI (February 5, 2018) – Friends of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, including Zoo employees, members, and representatives from Hamilton County businesses and communities, gathered and spoke at the Hamilton County Board of Elections on Thursday, February 1, 2018, to show support for a tax levy renewal with a modest inflationary increase. The public hearing was the Zoo’s final opportunity to convince Hamilton County…

2018 Cincinnati Zoo Conservation Series Includes Conversations about Elephants, Lions, Conservation, and Gardens

First lecture takes place March 7 at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati, OH (February 5, 2018)—  Tickets are now available for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The first of four lectures will be held on March 7 at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion and will focus on the future of Asian elephants in human care. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the Barrows…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Superstar Hippo makes Super Prediction on Episode 2 of The Fiona Show on Facebook Watch

See Fiona make her choice tomorrow at noon EST 

CINCINNATI (January 31, 2018) – Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s infamous baby hippo, overcame incredible odds to survive and will soon be an odds maker!  She will make her Eagles vs. Patriots prediction tomorrow, February 1, 2018, at noon EST during the second episode of  “The Fiona Show” on Facebook Watch.

“This is Fiona’s first sports prediction,” said Christina Gorsuch, Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of mammals.  “It will be…