Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Priced Zoo Admission –  Aug 21-23 

CINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for Hamilton County resident’s continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, from August 21 – 23.

Spend one of the final weeks of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal shows, special animal

World Elephant Day Celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo Aug. 12

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CINCINNATI, OH (August 6, 2015) This World Elephant Day, Wednesday, August 12, people around the world are uniting to protect and celebrate elephants. Elephants in the wild rely on us to help protect them and keep them safe. 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.”

Between August…

Celebrate International Tiger Day – July 29

7505540454_8b04bf10ac_oCINCINNATI, OH  (July 29, 2015)– This coming Wednesday, July 29, is International Tiger Day, and the Cat Canyon keepers and volunteers are gearing up for our 2nd annual celebration from 10am – 3pm in Cat Canyon. We will also be celebrating the birthday of our Malayan tigers, Taj and Who-Dey. They will turn eight years old on July 30.

Like last year, keepers and volunteers will be…

Zoo’s Animal All-Stars Lineup

elephant_pinataVisit Cincinnati Zoo’s animal all stars this weekend and watch lions, elephants and painted dogs enjoy baseball-themed enrichment.  Be sure to stop by the Elephant Reserve to see elephants break open baseball pinatas filled with their favorite snacks!

All-Star Animals

Check out our animal all-star lineup, carefully selected according to natural abilities!  Many player assignments were contested by keepers, but the team manager’s selections will stand. 

Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Cincinnati Zoo Receives National Recognition

_JM81495CINCINNATI, OH (July 6, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is thrilled to share the recent national recognition it has received from various esteemed outlets including: Fodor’s Travel, Parents.com, and TripAdvisor. Each recognizes the Cincinnati Zoo for its award-winning exhibits, reputable family experience and every day amazing atmosphere. These distinctions are graciously received and the Zoo thanks all of those who contributed to its success.

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

twp_cincinnati_2015_awCincinnati, OH (June 30, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2015. This is third consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of providing…

Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

johncublionCome Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21

WHO:             Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Take Dad to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on us!  All dads will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

 

WHAT:          Father’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo is a great time to enjoy animal shows, keeper chats, take a train ride, see a 4-D show, and so much more!…

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), was placed into a hole in the ground to breed….

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 of the rarest raptors in the world. They are…

Gorilla Baby on the Way at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (May 8, 2015) –“Anju,” a 14-year-old Western Lowland gorilla, is pregnant with her first baby! An ultrasound picked up the image below last week, confirming previous positive pregnancy tests (similar to the ones used by humans).  Vet staff is predicting the baby to arrive around Labor Day.

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Video of Anju’s ultrasound

Anju was born on April 27, 2001, at the Pittsburgh Zoo and came to the Cincinnati Zoo…