Cincinnati Zoo is Testing the Waters

New hippo exhibit is 70,000 gallons closer to being ready for hippos!

Cincinnati, OH (May 20, 2016) The pool is now full in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s new Hippo Cove exhibit, but that doesn’t make it hippo ready! Before the Zoo’s new hippo pair take their first plunge in the water, most of which comes from stormwater tanks under the lion exhibit, it has to be just right.

VIDEO: Time lapse of hippo pool filling.


It’s a Girl! Sumatran Rhino Birth Gives Species Hope

Rhino from Cincinnati sires second calf in Sumatra!baby_fromPaul

CINCINNATI  (May 12, 2016) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population has increased by one!  A female rhino calf was born on May 12, at 4:42 a.m., at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia. The calf’s father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2001 and moved to the SRS…

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 traditional “best” lists, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden…

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 Padua, Ph.D, and Claudio Padua, Ph.D, are this year’s recipients and will be recognized…

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 Park owners Doug & Marianne Sandhage got tired of…

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…