#GreenestZooInAmerica’s Base Camp Cafe Rated Greenest Restaurant in America

basecamp CINCINNATI (September 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Base Camp Café has earned the “greenest restaurant in America” title for 2015 according to the Green Restaurant Association (GRA).

The GRA awards points for environmental categories including energy, water, food, waste, disposables, furnishings and building materials. A 4-star rating requires 300 points,…

50th Gorilla Born at the Cincinnati Zoo Gets Name

Elle, Oh Elle

CINCINNATI, OH (September 7, 2015) – A female gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 25, 2015, will be called “Elle.”  Gorilla keepers suggested two names for the baby, the 50th born at the Zoo, and friends/followers voted for their favorite.  Elle grabbed two-thirds of the 2,500 votes.

“It is a very rare thing for any zoo to have 50 babies born and we wanted that to be recognized in the baby’s…

Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes are…

Cincinnati Zoo’s One-Week-Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2015) – It’s a big day in Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! One-week-old Western lowland gorilla, who is yet to be named, got to explore the outdoor exhibit with her group.  The baby girl was born on August 29 at 7:10am to dad Jomo and mom Anju. This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Zoo since 1970.

The #CZBGBabyGorilla will be going out with mom, “Anju,” dad “Jomo,”…

Say Aaah-rdvark! Dentists make house call to extract Cincinnati Zoo aardvark’s tooth

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (August 26, 2015)Ali, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 11-yr-old female aardvark, got a visit from equine dental veterinarians Dr. Jeff Reiswig, from Newark, OH, and Dr. Jack Easley, whose practice is in Shelbyville, KY, last week.  The dentists came to the Zoo to perform a complicated extraction, removing two problematic, aardvark-sized teeth through a 2cm incision.

Detailed scans taken…

Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

Move to Indonesia is Harapan’s only chance to contribute to nearly-extinct population

harapanCINCINNATI (August 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino Harapan will be moved to Indonesia. His departure marks the end of an era for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran rhino breeding program, the only captive breeding program in the United States…

Red Panda Cubs Born at Cincinnati Zoo

First red panda cubs with birthdates accurately predicted using ultrasonography and hormone monitoring.

redpandacubCINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2015) – “Dr. Erin Curry” may seem like an odd name for a red panda cub, but it’s fitting for the female cub born last month to two-year-old red panda, “Lin.”  Lin and “Bailey,” a seven-year-old red panda who gave birth to a male cub six…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species. Carcass feeding also provides guests…