Big Fat Hippo Thank You!

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Thanks to all who contributed to our #GivingTuesday Hippo Campaign!  The total amount raised is still being tallied and will be announced later today.

If you didn’t get a chance to contribute on #GivingTuesday, it’s not too late!  We still need your support.

2 Easy Ways to Give:

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization. 

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Recycle Holiday Lights

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Cohen, our official electronics recycling partner, are making it easy for you to recycle your old holiday lights responsibly. Just drop off your lights at any Cohen location or at the Zoo during PNC Festival of Lights!

Exclusive Cincinnati Zoo member benefit – receive an additional 20% payout for all electronics you recycle at a Cohen location plus 1 free CRT monitor (normally $5 to recycle). Enjoy more…

P&G, Reds & Zoo seek nominees for ‘Community Makeover’

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CINCINNATI (Nov. 14, 2013) — Do you know of a park, ball field or neighborhood recreation area that is in need of a renovation?

P&G, the Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are looking for a special Greater Cincinnati community in need of a “Community Makeover.”

Nominate your community today!

1. Projects must include a minimum of one baseball and/or softball field and should also include a significant community park or asset in need of renovation.

P&G, Reds & Zoo seek nominees for ‘Community Makeover’

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CINCINNATI (Nov. 14, 2013) — Do you know of a park, ball field or neighborhood recreation area that is in need of a renovation?

P&G, the Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are looking for a special Greater Cincinnati community in need of a “Community Makeover.”

Nominate your community today!

1. Projects must include a minimum of one baseball and/or softball field and should also include a significant community park or asset in need of renovation.

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

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An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…

PNC Festival of Lights Opens November 23!

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 Open Nightly Beginning November 23

FOLCINCINNATI (November 7, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 31st annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sight of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search…

Can a Canine Detect Polar Bear Pregnancy?

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Elvis at Work1 CINCINNATI – (November 4, 2013) What do a two-year-old Beagle, named “Elvis,” and scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have in common? Well, the two are working together to determine pregnancy in polar bears found in zoos throughout North America. 

Worldwide, traditional methods of pregnancy detection, such as progesterone monitoring and ultrasound examination, are not effective…

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…