Journey has Begun for Cincinnati Zoo’s Harry

Last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere is on his way to Indonesia

CINCINNATI (October 30, 2015) – After months of preparation to move 1,800-pound “Harapan (Harry),” the only Sumatran rhino outside of South Asia, from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia, he is on his way.

Harry embarked on the 10,253-mile journey from Cincinnati to the island of Sumatra earlier today, along with Zoo veterinarian Dr. Jenny Nollman, keeper…

New Manatee in Tank at Manatee Springs

15th manatee to be sent to Cincinnati Zoo for rehabilitation

CINCINNATI (October 28, 2015) Florida manatee “BamBam” is the newest Manatee Springs resident and the 15th manatee to be sent to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to be rehabilitated. The two-year-old male was rescued from Desoto Canal in Brevard County, FL, in January 2015, and has been receiving critical care for severe cold stress at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a…

Last Chance to See a Sumatran Rhino

harapanCincinnati Zoo team makes final preparations for Harapan’s move to Indonesia

CINCINNATI (October 22, 2015) – One week from today, October 29, will be Sumatran rhino Harapan’s last day on exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the last chance that most people will ever have to see this rhino species other than in a photograph.  After that, he’ll remain behind the scenes until it’s time to embark on…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Exhibit is On Track to Make a Big Splash in 2016!

hippounderwatercincinnatizooFundraising goal met for final phase of AFRICA exhibit construction

Cincinnati, OH (October 15, 2015)— Hippos are coming back to Cincinnati! After a nearly 20-year hippo hiatus, visitors can look forward to seeing these charismatic creatures at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the summer of 2016, when the much-anticipated $7.3 million hippo exhibit is scheduled to open.

VIDEO: About the new exhibit

“The Cincinnati business community and thousands…

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

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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…