Cincinnati Zoo Scientist Wins Prestigious National Award for work with Endangered Cats

ocelot 1698CINCINNATI, OH (October 13, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that Dr. Bill Swanson, of the Zoo’s Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), has been recognized by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) with the prestigious Duane Ullrey Award for his work with endangered small cats.

The Duane Ullrey Award recognizes exceptional achievements…

Cincinnati Zoo is Top Instagrammed Location in Ohio

instagramCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is Instagram famous! According to a recent study by Bus Bud  that listed the top instagrammed locations by state, more Instagram images are posted from the Cincinnati Zoo than any other location in Ohio.

zoofeedInstagram, which celebrates 5 years of social sharing today, has 300 million monthly users who log on, choose filters,…

Florida Manatee Returns Home

Abigail is the 14th manatee to be rehabilitated at the Cincinnati Zoo

 UnknownCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – Florida manatee “Abigail,” who came to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013 to be rehabilitated after suffering cold stress in the Indian River system, has returned to her home state in good health. On Friday, October 2, Zoo veterinarian Dr. Mark Campbell and manatee keeper Megan O’Keefe accompanied the manatee on her…

HallZOOween Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, Runs October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, & 24-25

Hallzooween-Horiz-FullColorHallZOOween is Always Hairy, Never Scary at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (October 1, 2015) – HallZOOween kicks off this weekend! Little ghouls and boys can enjoy FOUR spooktacular weekends of fun. Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden. Children (12 and under) can fill up their treat bags as they trick-or-treat through…

Cincinnati Zoo’s World of the Insect Wins Prestigious Bean Award for Work with Giant Jumping Sticks

Moves to top of AZA’s national breeding award winner list

beaCINCINNATI, OH (September 28, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that its World of the Insect has been recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) with the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award for its work with giant jumping sticks.

The Bean Award, named after former Brookfield Zoo director Edward H. Bean, recognizes a…

Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia is Pregnant! Rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the Father


CINCINNATI  (September 22, 2015) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today, on World Rhino Day, that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population will soon increase by one.  In a species with fewer than 100 individuals left on the planet, one is a significant number.

The announcement has special local significance since the father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  His birth, in 2001, was the result of a scientific breakthrough by the Zoo’s…

Male Black Rhino from Zoo Atlanta Matched with Cincinnati Zoo’s Female Black Rhino

Seyia and Faru – A match made by… the SSP!

 CINCINNATI  (September 15, 2015)– When “Faru,” a ten-year-old, male black rhinoceros, arrived from Zoo Atlanta earlier this summer, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female, “Seyia,” got more than a 2,800-pound neighbor.  She seyiafarugot a potential mate. The Association of Zoo and Aquarium’s (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has determined that these two rhinos are a good genetic match and has recommended…

Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years

zoofari-rasterCINCINNATI (September 4, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to attend the 33rd  annual Zoofari – Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years– presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, which takes place Friday, September 18, 2015.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for a fabulous evening, named #1 charity event in Cincinnati in City’s Beat’s “Best of Cincinnati” 2015 issue!

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Plans for a $12 Million Gorilla Exhibit Expansion


gorillaCINCINNATI (September 3, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has big plans to transform the Zoo’s most popular exhibit, Gorilla World, by creating a new indoor habitat to allow for year-round visitor viewing of and engagement with the Zoo’s western lowland gorillas!

“For more than 84 years, the Cincinnati Zoo has led the way in the management of these critically endangered primates. This much-anticipated expansion, specifically the enhancements to…

#GreenestZooInAmerica’s Base Camp Cafe Rated Greenest Restaurant in America

basecamp CINCINNATI (September 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Base Camp Café has earned the “greenest restaurant in America” title for 2015 according to the Green Restaurant Association (GRA).

The GRA awards points for environmental categories including energy, water, food, waste, disposables, furnishings and building materials. A 4-star rating requires 300 points, and the Base Camp Cafe received 462, “a truly phenomenal…