Happy ZOO Year Celebration 12/31

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Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO: Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 7th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Thursday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows of Winter…

PNC Festival of Lights Tips

PNCFOL-FullColor-StackDue to unseasonably warm weather, and the last week of the event, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting significantly increased visitation for PNC Festival of Lights.

We suggest preparing ahead and timing your arrival to before 4pm or after 7pm to avoid highly congested traffic.

In the past, such weather has created backups on the interstates and surrounding roads. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Show Your Cincinnati Pride – Vote for Cincinnati Zoo!

12065924_10153621467590479_5793306968296715080_nCincinnati Zoo needs votes to be #1 in USA Today’s 10Best Zoo Lights

Updated 12/11/15

CINCINNATI – (November 24, 2015) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s PNC Festival of Lights has been nominated for USA Today’s 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Zoo Lights. Please help us win top honors by voting (once a day until December 21) for Cincinnati Zoo!!
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Holiday Tradition Continues with 33rd Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI (November 16, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 33rd annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of more than 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake,…

Bonobo Super Group Together at the Cincinnati Zoo

All females and youngsters temporarily in one gregarious group

bonobosCINCINNATI, OH (November 3, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness all of the female bonobos & their babies together in one big group now through November 15.  The super group includes two new females “Lana” and daughter “Kesi,” mothers “Zanga” and “Kimia” and their youngsters “Zeke,” “Clara,” “Kibibi” and baby “Bolingo.” With new…

Cincinnati Zoo is Top Instagrammed Location in Ohio

instagramCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is Instagram famous! According to a recent study by Bus Bud  that listed the top instagrammed locations by state, more Instagram images are posted from the Cincinnati Zoo than any other location in Ohio.

zoofeedInstagram, which celebrates 5 years of social sharing today, has 300 million monthly users who log on, choose filters,…

Special Painted Dog Enrichment

signThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” will receive special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30 am in their public exhibit. This enrichment will be exclusive to members and Zoo Adventure Ticket holders! This will be their second public carcass feeding. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional…

Support Moe the Sloth!

By purchasing a sloth t-shirt, you are helping support the care and feeding of Moe, our 16-year-old two-toed sloth. You can find Moe hanging around on her tree in the Discovery Forest at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) to help support their initiatives with research, rescue, rehab and release of Costa Rica’s native sloths.

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Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes are…