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…

Orange Leaf is Donating 10% of This Weekend’s Sales to the Zoo

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On Saturday and Sunday, April 14th & 15th, Orange Leaf at Hyde Park Plaza (this location only) is donating 10% of sales to the Zoo! So if you are out and about this weekend – treat yourself to some delicious frozen yogurt with a fun assortment of toppings and know you are supporting a great cause.

In addition, the Zoo will have animals at the store from 1-2pm on Saturday. Thanks – and be sure to tell your family and…

Tips for Enjoying Your Spring Break Visit

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With beautiful weather and many schools in the region closed for spring break, there will be extra traffic around the Zoo and possible delays getting in to start your amazing day!  Here are some tips to help minimize frustration and maximize enjoyment…

Best Times to Arrive
  • Get here early (we open at 9am)
  • Come in the late afternoon.  We close at 5pm.  (Stay for Tunes & Blooms every Thursday in April.)
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Stop By The New Welcome Center

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Making More Animals and More Fun Easier Than Ever

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to introduce its NEW Welcome Center to Zoo guests.  What was once merely the stroller rental location is now a new, state-of-the-art welcome center that provides Zoo patrons with daily insights into what’s happening around the park that very day. 

The new communication hub will still host stroller and wheelchair rentals, but it will…

100,000 Guests Arriving Early For Zoo Blooms!

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See the Zoo in Bloom NOW Due to Warmer Weather

CINCINNATI (March 20, 2012) – With the first day of spring feeling more like the first day of summer,  the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting over 100,000 spring guests, early!  Zoo Blooms, dubbed “Tulip Mania”, is NOW sprouting and showcases more than 100,000 tulips and solidifies the Zoo’s standing as one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Due to the mild winter and early warm…