Marvin Lewis Community Fund: Learning is Cool Academic Achievement Celebration

bengals 254The Marvin Lewis Community Fund’s program, Learning Is Cool, is an educational reward program that honors students for strong academic performance. Currently there are more than 29,500 eligible students, in grades 1 – 8, from Cincinnati Public, North College Hill and Middletown City schools along with students in grades 1 -12 from Covington Independent schools.

For every quarter the student earns “A” Honor Roll status we…

Saving Animals in the Wild: The Zoo’s Top Field Conservation Efforts of 2014

Blog post by Shasta Bray

Happy New Year! As we look back on 2014, let’s reflect on some of the Zoo’s significant contributions to wildlife conservation in the field this past year:

Helping Lions Thrive in Kenya’s South Rift Valley

Since 2011, the Zoo has partnered with the African Conservation Centre and the South Rift Association of Land Owners in Kenya on the Rebuilding the Pride program. This community-based…

Rare African Painted Dog Pups Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (January 9, 2015) –“Imara (ee-MAH-rah),” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s two-year-old African painted dog, has given birth to a wiggling pile of pups! Keepers have not settled on an exact number of pups in the litter but are saying that it’s between seven and ten, which is the average for a first-time mom. The first pup arrived early on Monday, January 5, with a steady stream of pups appearing throughout the day until the last one emerged…

Speakers Announced for the Cincinnati Zoo’s 2015 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2015 speakers for the annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

mug shot (2)Opening the Series on Wednesday, April 1, at 7…

Discover the World’s Most Exotic Locations with the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI  –  Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2015 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you! This year’s destinations include Tanzania, Belize and Argentina.  Encounter wildlife in wild places with a Cincinnati Zoo naturalist as your guide!

zebra_migrationTanzania Migration Safari – May 16 – 27, 2015

Visit a variety of East Africa’s wildlife habitats, each with its unique community…

Places to Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights

recycle_treesHamilton County drop off sites will also accept Christmas trees through Saturday, January 10.

http://www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/index.php?page=yard-trimmings-drop-off-sites

 

Christmas lights (any style) can also be taken to any Cohen location in the region – http://www.cohenusa.com/locations

 

Butler County residents can recycle their trees as well – http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/content/documents/ChristmasTree%20press%20release%202014.pdf or http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/

 

Northern KY resident Christmas tree recycling – http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/KentuckyTreeRecyclingDisposal.php

 

 

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…