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…

Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

dads_dayCome Celebrate Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15

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Even kids on a tight budget can give Dad a great Father’s Day!

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All dads get in for FREE on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There is plenty of fun for the whole family!

With the summer season in full swing, Cincinnati Zoo guests can enjoy a variety of animal…

Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Zoo Summer Season Kicks off Saturday, May 24 honda_presentedby

CINCINNATI, OH – (May 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to kick off its summer season, on Saturday, May 24, with the return of summer shows, animal encounters and unique new experiences!  Presented by Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo allows guests to experience the best the Zoo has to offer! 

Children Answer the Call & Help Save Gorillas

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Winner of 2014 Go Bananas! Challenge

CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company are excited to announce that for the first time in the history of the Go Bananas! Challenge one school has won both the Challenge category and the Most Creative Campaign category.   The Environmental Club from Parkside Intermediate in Westlake, Ohio collected 1,636 phones, beating last year’s Challenge winner by…

Support Sustainable Palm Oil Bake Sale – May 11

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The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (GCCAAZK) is hosting a bake sale this Sunday, May 11, to raise funds to support global animal conservation efforts and professional development opportunities for GCCAAZK members.  Many of our own keepers are members of this organization, and we want to show them our support. View event flyer (pdf).

Sustainable Palm Oil Bake Sale
Sunday, May 11th, from 11am – 6pm
Location: Eli’s BBQ @ 3313 Riverside Dr.,…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

Celebrate Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

CINCINNATI, OH (May 2, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s four-day-old female giraffe now has a name.   After receiving more than 7,000 name suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, the Zoo’s giraffe keepers selected their top four names and left the final decision to the public.  More than 3,700 people selected their favorite name among the four finalists, “Nasha,” “Amaya,” “Akila,” and “Alia.”  Gaining nearly 32% of the votes, “Nasha”…

Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

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Zoo Babies Kicks off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

CINCINNATI (April 30, 2014) – Get ready to meet the adorable new faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden when it kicks off the 29th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell on Thursday, May 1. With numerous babies already born, and more on the way, this year’s Zoo Babies are sure to make you go “aww!”