Learn About Groundbreaking American Burying Beetle Reintroduction from Insectarium Keeper Mandy Pritchard

abbWhen people think of an endangered species, they picture animals like tigers, gorillas, or giant pandas. Scaly, slimy, and six-legged creatures are usually overlooked. The American burying beetle is among these important, but oft-forgotten species. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has joined with the Fernald Preserve to help reestablish this critically endangered insect. On June 21, zookeeper Mandy Pritchard will discuss this unique conservation program that is happening in your…

Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Zoo Summer Season Kicks off Saturday, May 24 honda_presentedby

CINCINNATI, OH – (May 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to kick off its summer season, on Saturday, May 24, with the return of summer shows, animal encounters and unique new experiences!  Presented by Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo allows guests to experience the best the Zoo has to offer! 

Children Answer the Call & Help Save Gorillas

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Winner of 2014 Go Bananas! Challenge

CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company are excited to announce that for the first time in the history of the Go Bananas! Challenge one school has won both the Challenge category and the Most Creative Campaign category.   The Environmental Club from Parkside Intermediate in Westlake, Ohio collected 1,636 phones, beating last year’s Challenge winner by…

5th Graders Publish Sumatran Rhino Book

Son of Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the subject of 5th-grade students’ book.

81MHXV7s0RLAs many elementary-school children prepare to graduate this summer, the fifth graders of PS 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn, are working on an even bigger challenge.  They have just become published authors as a way to help save endangered rhinos.    

Their book, One Special Rhino: the Story of Andatu, a yearlong…

Endangered species: The last animals of their kind

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What are the rarest creatures in the world? This is a surprisingly difficult question to answer, but there are a few likely contenders, finds Rachel Nuwer.

Excerpt from article on BBC.com by Rachel Nuwer

Although she didn’t let on that anything was wrong, by the time the leaves began to change Suci’s keepers knew she was in trouble. The Sumatran rhino had dropped too much weight over the summer. By December, she had stopped playing with…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Makes Her Public Debut!

IMG_2174Photo Opportunity, Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce that its newest addition – “Nasha” a week and a half old female baby giraffe – will make her official public debut in the outdoor yard at Giraffe Ridge on Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

WHAT:          After spending time indoors, bonding with mom, “Tessa”, sister, “Lulu”, and two…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

Celebrate Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

CINCINNATI, OH (May 2, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s four-day-old female giraffe now has a name.   After receiving more than 7,000 name suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, the Zoo’s giraffe keepers selected their top four names and left the final decision to the public.  More than 3,700 people selected their favorite name among the four finalists, “Nasha,” “Amaya,” “Akila,” and “Alia.”  Gaining nearly 32% of the votes, “Nasha”…

Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

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Zoo Babies Kicks off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

CINCINNATI (April 30, 2014) – Get ready to meet the adorable new faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden when it kicks off the 29th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell on Thursday, May 1. With numerous babies already born, and more on the way, this year’s Zoo Babies are sure to make you go “aww!”

Cincinnati Zoo has big news about Gladys the Baby Gorilla!

Gladys Peeks at Jomo

Today is a big day at the Cincinnati Zoo!  The Zoo is excited to officially announce that Jomo, the male, silverback Western-lowland gorilla, was successfully introduced to the baby gorilla, Gladys’, family group!

Jomo was first introduced to Gladys, Mara and M’Linzi on April 1, in their indoor space.  Because those introductions went smoothly, Cincinnati Zoo keepers elected not to delay the next phase of introductions and moved two female gorillas, Asha and Anju, (Asha is pregnant), all to Gladys’…

CREW Plant Scientists Pull Plants Out of Deep Freeze

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Excellent article by Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Johnston features work that scientists at our Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are doing with plants that have been frozen for decades.

Excerpt from Cincinnati.Com

Thousands of tulips are rising to the occasion, just in time for Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. They survived what everyone agrees was a long, cold winter.

But long and cold are relative terms. Especially when…