Zoo Boosts Local Economy with BIG Regional Impact

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UC Study Shows Zoo’s Total Economic Impact of $143 Million

CINCINNATI, OH (July 31, 2013) – A study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center found the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – one of the premier recreational and cultural attractions in the tri-state region – has a total annual economic impact of $143 million in the Greater Cincinnati region, with more than 1.4 million visitors and a quarter-million members. Full Study (pdf)

“Our…

Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis

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 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), this move demonstrates just…

John A. Ruthven Paints Passenger Pigeon Mural

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This morning, internationally-acknowledged master of wildlife art John Ruthven climbed  scaffolding that spans the entire side of a building at 15 E Eighth Street in downtown Cincinnati to begin painting “Martha” on the mural version of his most recent work, ”Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon.” Watch Video from Cincinnati.com

The painting, which depicts the last passenger pigeon, Martha, leading a flock of passenger pigeons, is being reproduced by Artworks in…

Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, her new gorilla surrogate mother, M’Linzi and M’Linzi’s daughter, Mara, are now exploring the outside yard as a family for the first time. 

“It was spectacular,” said Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo Primate Team Leader.  “Mara actually carried Gladys outside first and toured Gladys around the yard tightly tucked onto her abdomen.  Both Mara and M’Linzi were purring like crazy. Mara laid down a couple of times just relaxing with Gladys on her…

AFRICA – It’s Closer Than You Think – Now Open!

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Safari Through AFRICA at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (June 24, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites visitors to experience the spirit of Africa during the opening of Phase III of its newest exhibit – AFRICA – which opens to the public on June 29.  Africa will come alive as you journey through the breath-taking beauty of this open-vista exhibit, featuring some of the country’s most beautiful animals – the majestic African lion, the incredible…