The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Taking Root Launches Holiday Tree Gifting Program

Program to assist with reforestation efforts throughout the Tri-State area

takingrootCINCINNATI – Dec. 1, 2014 – Looking for a meaningful gift to give that person or child who has everything? Want to provide something that will last long after the holiday season, offering health, environmental and aesthetic benefits to the citizens of our area for years to come? Taking Root, a local reforestation program, has your solution: Give the gift of…

#GivingTuesday Is December 2nd

unselfie 3We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. And now there’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

We hope you will consider supporting the care and feeding of our animals with a donation to the Cincinnati…

Cincinnati Zoo Lion #BabyBump Rumors Are Flying

Scientific evidence supports visitor observations

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three-year-old lion, “Imani,” has been packing on the pounds recently, prompting #BabyBump speculation and rumors to spread among visitors and on social media.  Even @CincyZooLion weighed in with a “Paws crossed” comment on this tweet:

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Visitors and Zoo staff will only know if there has been a true pregnancy if…

Attention Members: 2014 Early Entry Ends 11/2

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150The popular Early Entry member benefit will end November 2, so be sure to take advantage of this perk before then! Early Entry allows admission for Zoo members at 9:00AM daily, an hour before the general public can enter at 10:00AM.

This is a reminder that Early Entry is a seasonal benefit and will end on November 2, 2014 and resume mid-March 2015. Beginning Monday, November 3rd, the Zoo will open at 10:00AM…

Native Plant Symposium at the Botanical Garden (& Zoo)

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Expert Speakers Present to Professionals and Gardeners

lectureCINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to host its Fourth Annual Native Plant Symposium, which will be held at Frisch’s Theater on Zoo grounds from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., on October 25. A networking and social hour will follow.

Guest speakers include Jim Bissell of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Mr. Bissell has worked for nearly…

Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Zoo!

Event: Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 5th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Because the life-threatening issues facing this species are the…

HallZOOween is October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26

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Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26

CINCINNATI – Little ghouls and boys can enjoy FOUR spooktacular weekends of fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their treat bags as…

Painted Dog Valley Now Home to Breeding Pair

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CINCINNATI – (September 10, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Painted Dog Valley is now home to a breeding pair of African painted dogs.  When the Zoo’s new  attraction opened earlier this summer, it displayed a single two-year-old female named “Imara.”  After three months, the Zoo found a suitable mate for Imara.  “Brahma,” an eight-year-old male, was introduced yesterday following a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan…

Go Grey for World Elephant Day – August 12

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This World Elephant Day, Tuesday, August 12, people around the world are uniting to protect and celebrate elephants.   They need our help.  The increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction.  You can join the herd and show your support for these incredible animals – and “Go Grey.” 

It’s really quite simple.   On August 12, wear grey. Wear grey clothes, shoes, hair ribbons, hair…you get the picture.  Join…