Photo Contest Winner Announced

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We received so many great PNC Festival of Lights pho

to entries that we had to let our Facebook fans vote on our three favorites.  With 539 “likes” the little boy in lights won by a landslide!

Congratulations to Corrie Schaffeld who submitted this photo. Corrie will receive an original work of art by Klyde our Black Rhino! Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos. There were a lot of great ones…

Calling All Schools and Scout Groups – Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up to create a national competition called the Go Bananas Challenge!, which kicks off today! The competition challenges schools and scout groups, across the country, to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to help save gorillas.

Cell phones contain an ore called coltan. And one of the only places in the world where this ore can be found is…

Celebrating 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

CREW Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

Excerpt from 10-09-2011 Enquirer Article Written by John Johnston

Thirty years ago this month, in a small basement room of the Elephant House, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden began a research program aimed at saving endangered animals from extinction.

From those humble beginnings evolved a program that today can boast of numerous scientific breakthroughs and “a cutting-edge laboratory that's shoulder to shoulder with the best in

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Cincinnati Zoo’s “Illusion” Headed Home

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Rescued Manatee to be Released Back to the Wild

Illusion, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 978-pound Florida manatee is heading home soon.  After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo one year ago, Illusion will return to the wild on November 9 as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitors can see Illusion at…

Red Panda Paw Paintings in Zoo Shop

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Limited quantities of red panda paw print paintings created by our very own red pandas are now on sale in the Zoo Shop.  Three sizes -  11×14 for $49.99, 8×10 for $20, and Cards for $4.99- are available, and proceeds go toward the conservation of red pandas.

The red panda is vulnerable to becoming an endangered species.  The red panda can be found high up in tree…

Pallas’ Cats Born from Artificial Insemination

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First Pallas’ Cat Kittens Produced with New Laparoscopic Oviductal Technique

CINCINNATI (June 23, 2011) – Three healthy Pallas’ cat kittens were born on June 8, 2011 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following a laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) procedure conducted by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). This pregnancy and birth are the world’s first ever in Pallas’ cats from artificial insemination.  

Dr. Bill Swanson, CREW’s…

Vets Make House Call to Baby Giraffe

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CINCINNATI, OH (June 21, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-week-old baby giraffe, had her second scheduled doctor’s visit since breaking her leg on May 19. Zoo keepers and veterinarians, along with Equine Specialists Dr. Thomas Beckman and Dr. Michael Farwick, performed the procedure last week indoors at Giraffe Ridge.

The one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on is a well-orchestrated process. It involves 15-20 people – all playing a…

Silverback Gorilla Jomo Gets Heart Checkup

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 Cincinnati Zoo, The Christ Hospital and Toshiba Team Up for a Preventative Study

CINCINNATI – “Jomo”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 19 year-old silverback, western lowland gorilla gets a heart checkup as part of a preventative study.  A team of human cardiologists, technicians and corporate partners made the house call to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit recently to perform an awake cardiac ultrasound (also known as an echocardiogram or an echo) on Jomo.   As in humans,…

Zuri Gets a Checkup & A New Cast

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CINCINNATI, OH (May 31, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s eight-week-old baby giraffe, received her first checkup since injuring her leg on May 19.  Zoo keepers and veterinarians performed the one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on, Tuesday morning.

“Today’s procedure went according to plan,” said David Oehler, Director of Animal Collections at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Zuri’s leg is healing and we will continue to…

Every Day is Amazing at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI (May 25, 2011) – Every day is amazing at the Cincinnati Zoo!  Beginning this Saturday, May 28, guests will experience Summer Adventure, presented by Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.  This summer, visitors will enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s new Night Hunters exhibit.  See birds soar overhead at the Great American Wings of Wonder Bird Show and cheetahs race at top speeds at the Cheetah Encounter.  Guests can…