Cincinnati Zoo Lion #BabyBump Rumors Are Flying

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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…

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…

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…

Celebrate International Tiger Day – July 29

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7505540454_8b04bf10ac_oCINCINNATI, OH  (July 28, 2014)– The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites you to come celebrate International Tiger Day, on Tuesday, July 29, with Malayan tigers Taj, Who-Dey, and their keepers. The Malayan tiger exhibit in Cat Canyon will be the center of attention with special activities and presentations occurring throughout the day from 10am – 3pm.

With plenty of activities planned for guests to enjoy, you’ll…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Indian Rhino

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CINCINNATI (July 4, 2014) – “Nikki”, an endangered Indian rhino, and one of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and well-known animals, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 3.  She passed away in her indoor home, around 7 a.m., at the Zoo’s Rhino Reserve.   

The female Indian rhino, born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991, was known worldwide for the world’s first successful artificial insemination (AI) procedure in this endangered rhino species. 

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Bleed For a Cause Campaign Kicks Off July 1st

bleedCINCINNATI – (June 12, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Hoxworth Blood Center for its second annual Bleed for a Cause campaign.  Over 60 local nonprofits are competing to see who can score the most points by recruiting blood donors. The charity who wins the recruitment contest will receive $10,000! More importantly, by donating…