Endangered American Burying Beetle Release

ABB_loA match made in dirt! Fifty pairs of American burying beetles released at Fernald Nature Preserve to breed.

CINCINNATI (June 2, 2015) – Staff and volunteers from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden released 50 pairs of federally endangered American burying beetles (ABB) this morning at the Fernald Nature Preserve. Each pair, carefully matched by the Species Survival Plan (SSP),…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Strides in Serving the Community

Zoo’s Living Classroom Education Access Fund Has Sent 37,000 Cincinnati area kids to the Zoo for FREE since 2012

CINCINNATI, OH (May 29, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is celebrating three years since the inception of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) program and its continued success in affording every student the opportunity to be inspired by wildlife every day.

The LCEAF program was founded in November 2012 with the goal of financially supporting the ability…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Pollen Nation Buzzing with Activity

Zoo takes local action to give bees a chance

honeybeesatomCINCINNATI (May 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is embracing bees. Honeybees, or Apis mellifera, to be specific. Honeybees do more than just pollinate flowers and make honey. They also pollinate a third of the world’s crops and are critical to our agricultural system. Food connects all of us, and…

Birds of a Feather Hatch Together at Cincinnati Zoo

New Steller’s sea eagle, Raggiana bird of paradise & spur-winged lapwing chicks have emerged!

1stellarseaeagleCINCINNATI (May 28, 2015) – The population explosion continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. A Steller’s sea eagle, the Zoo’s first Raggiana bird of paradise chick, and three spur-winged lapwings are among the significant hatchings reported in the past two weeks.

Steller’s sea eagles are one…

African Painted Dog Passes Away

Brahmacontributed to the survival of his species by siring ten pups.

Cincinnati, Ohio (May 20, 2015) — Nine-year-old African painted dog Brahma (brah-muh), father of ten pups, passed away late Monday night. Veterinary staff had examined him earlier in the day after being notified by keepersthathe was very lethargic and had no appetite.The exam, which included blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound, revealed an abnormal accumulation of fluid in his abdomen. He received intravenous fluids, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory…

Glass, Glass Baby: Breakthrough in cryopreservation technique produces kittens at Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)!

CINCINNATI  (May 11, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), a world leader in small cat reproductive research, has successfully produced the first non-human offspring – of any species – using vitrified sperm (semen preserved as glass instead of ice) for artificial insemination (AI).  The only other reported birth from AI using vitrified sperm was a single human baby produced at a fertility clinic in Chile in 2011.

Cubs, Pups & Baby Apes Now Playing!

Zoo Babies Kicks Off Friday at the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI (April 28, 2015) – Get ready to meet the cutest little baby faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the 30th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell. Throughout May, six-foot-tall stork statues will mark the spots where babies can be found at the Zoo.

11062806_10153157878672973_2765664345135035805_oThere are 13 babies in…

The Flying Pig Marathon, XU and Taking Root Celebrate Partnership with Tree Planting Event

trplantpicCINCINNATI (April 24, 2015)– Guided by the leadership of the Xavier University economics class, “Environmental, Economics & Policy” the Flying Pig Marathon has joined with Taking Root (a major tree planting initiative in the Tri-state) to plant trees along the race route. An initial tree planting celebrating the partnership will take place at Friendship Park, just east of the intersection of Adams Landing…