Northern-Larona Community Park & Urban Farm Needs Your VOTE!

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Please help the Cincinnati Zoo and our Avondale neighborhood win $15,000 for our community garden and urban farm through Nature’s Path “Gardens for Good” Contest! This is a project that has been in the works for a few years now. Just behind the Dury Employee Parking lot, on Northern Avenue, there used to be a vacant lot. It was filled with broken chain linked fencing, poison ivy, graffiti and trash. In addition, in the past 10 years, the neighborhood…

Zoo & Bengals Team Up to Name New Tigers

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Cat Canyon Opens to Public on Saturday, June 30

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & the Cincinnati Bengals team up for conservation this season in celebration of the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Cat Canyon, opening June 30.  Bengals season ticket holders and Zoo fans were each given the opportunity to name the Zoo’s new Malayan tigers as part of a partnership to support big cat conservation.  The two five-year-old male bothers were named “Taj” by Zoo supporters and “Who Dey” by…

Thane Maynard Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

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Maynard Receives Honorary Doctorate of Science from UC

CINCINNATI —Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, June 9, during UC’s Commencement Ceremony at Fifth Third Arena.

The Honorary Doctoral Degree is the highest award to be bestowed by the University of Cincinnati. The honor recognizes individuals for their ideals and outstanding achievements. Maynard’s ideology reflects that of the Cincinnati Zoo: to…

Cincinnati Zoo & Cincinnati Reds Double Header 6/7

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WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to be hosting the Fifth Annual Reds Day at the Zoo this Thursday, June 7, from 11 – 2 p.m. Cincinnati Reds players Zack Cozart, Chris Heisey and Mat Latos will take part in a question and answer session from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Wings of Wonder Theater and Reds mascots – Mr. Red, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red, and Gapper will be roaming the park.

Dumpster Diving for Zero Landfill Challenge

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Cincinnati Zoo Executives Talkin' Trash

CINCINNATI – (May 24, 2012) Nothing is too extreme for the Greenest Zoo in America!  On Friday, May 25, Cincinnati Zoo executives, like Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and Senior Director of Facilities Mark Fisher, as well as numerous other employees, volunteers and friends of the Zoo sorted through tons of trash at the Zoo for 12 straight hours with…

First Female Grevy's Zebra Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Wonder-Foal News for the Zoo!

CINCINNATI – (May 30, 2012) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has celebrated not one, but two big-baby births during its 26th annual Zoo Babies Celebration! On Wednesday, May 23, at 3:20 p.m., the Zoo’s female Grevy’s Zebra “Lainey Lyn” gave birth to a healthy 103 pound baby girl. This is the second Grevy’s zebra birth in the past three years for the Cincinnati Zoo’s breeding pair, mother “Lainey Lyn” and father “Shewa.”  The last…

Summer Season Kicks Off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Lots to See and Do at the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

CINCINNATI (May 25, 2012) — Come on out to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, this Saturday, May 26,  and help the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden kick off its 2012 summer season!  This summer, visitors will enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s recently opened Galapagos tortoise exhibit and new Cat Canyon exhibit – opening June 30!  See birds…

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit Opens May 24th

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Seven, 4-year-old giant Galapagos tortoises will be introduced to their new outdoor exhibit on Thursday, May 24, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Galapagos Tortoise exhibit was funded in part by the generous support of Thomas C. Theobold and the Theobold Family in memory of the late Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Theobold, the Zoo’s first staff veterinarian. This is the first walk-through reptile display for the Cincinnati Zoo.

Located outside of the Zoo’s historic Reptile House, the new interactive…

Baby Camel Puts Cuteness Over the Hump

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Cincinnati Zoo’s First Camel Birth in Nearly 30 Years

CINCINNATI, OH (April 25, 2012) – The 26th annual celebration of Zoo Babies, which kicks off May 1, just got a little cuter with the birth of a baby camel.  “Saarai” (pronounced “sorry”), the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three-year-old Bactrian camel gave birth to her first calf, a boy, on Monday, April 23. The last time the Zoo celebrated a camel birth was nearly…