2016 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 23 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 23 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are available now.

Gorilla World Expansion on Track to Open at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017

Two major donations move fundraising to halfway mark

(January 26, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) has reached the halfway mark of its $12 million Gorilla World expansion fundraising campaign goal thanks to major gifts from The Spaulding Foundation and Harry and Linda Fath. The exhibit expansion, on track…

Cincinnati Zoo Says Goodbye to World’s Fastest Cheetah

Record-breaking runner and great ambassador for her species will be missed

CINCINNATI, OH (January 21, 2016) – One of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and charismatic animals has died.  Fifteen-year-old Sahara (aka Sarah), the world’s fastest land animal, was euthanized yesterday by the Zoo’s vet staff due to a diminishing quality of life.  The average lifespan of a cheetah is eight to twelve years.

“She lived a full life and was a phenomenal ambassador for her species,”…

Sumatran Rhino ‘Harapan’ Update

Untitled-3A report was released from Made Fera of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) on Monday, January 11, with updates on Sumatran rhino Harapan (aka Harry) and his status at the SRS in Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia. In order to increase Harry’s quarantine space, the SRS staff made…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

PenguinDays2_GalaxyUPDATE 3/1: Penguin Parades are over for the season.

Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016)— The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now celebrating Penguin Days, presented by FirstEnergy. March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Visitors can experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days,…

Travel to Africa or Madagascar with the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016!

FREE Travel information sessions offered March 3 and March 10

travelCINCINNATI – (November 30, 2015)  If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2016 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!  With three unique locations and experiences being offered in 2016, all led by…

Cincinnati Zoo Team Leaves Sumatran Rhino Harry Wallowing in the Mud 10,000 Miles Away

Emotional journey and final farewells documented by Zoo videographer.

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) – Escorting the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, “Harapan (Harry)” on a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) was a huge responsibility and anything but fun, especially for keeper Paul Reinhart who witnessed this rare rhino’s birth in 2007 and cared for him for the past two years in Cincinnati.

Zoo videographer Pat Story documented…

4-Month-Old Takin Reunited with Mom at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Cincinnati, OH (November 17, 2015)— Four-month-old takin “Dale” has been reunited with his mom,Sally,” after being cared for in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery for the first months of his life. Zoo staff intervened and turned Dale over to nursery keepers when Sally, a first time mom, didn’t pay attention to her newborn.

Videos:  Dale with mom Sally | Dale with Nursery Dog Blakely

The nursery staff took care of feeding Dale, and “Blakely,” the Zoo’s…