Zoo Boosts Local Economy with BIG Regional Impact

UC Study Shows Zoo’s Total Economic Impact of $143 Million

CINCINNATI, OH (July 31, 2013) – A study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center found the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – one of the premier recreational and cultural attractions in the tri-state region – has a total annual economic impact of $143 million in the Greater Cincinnati region, with more than 1.4 million visitors and a quarter-million members. Full Study (pdf)

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Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara

The Cincinnati Zoo’s 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, her new gorilla surrogate mother, M’Linzi and M’Linzi’s daughter, Mara, are now exploring the outside yard as a family for the first time. 

“It was spectacular,” said Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo Primate Team Leader.  “Mara actually carried Gladys outside first and toured Gladys around the yard tightly tucked onto her abdomen.  Both Mara and M’Linzi were purring like crazy. Mara laid down a couple of times just relaxing with Gladys on her…

Baby Gorilla Gladys Meets Her Gorilla Surrogate Mom

CINCINNATI (July 1, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Gladys, the five-month-old Western lowland gorilla who captured the hearts of animal-lovers around the world earlier this year, after being rejected by her mom, is now living with her new gorilla surrogate mom.

Gladys began the introduction to her new mom, “M’Linzi” on Monday, June 17.  And after just over a week of bonding, staff at the Cincinnati Zoo are very positive that the…

Endangered Indian Rhinoceros calf conceived by artifical insemination born at the Montgomery Zoo

The Montgomery Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are excited to announce the birth of a male Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI). This is the first known calf, of any rhino species in the U.S., to be produced by AI and be born and thrive in zoos.

Dads get FREE admission on Father’s Day

Celebrate this Father’s Day at the Zoo! 

Bring the family to Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, June 16.  Dads get FREE admission and animal encounters will be happening throughout the Zoo, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.

Catch the Cheetah Encounter and Bird Shows while you’re here. Click here for the full schedule of encounters >

Happy Father’s Day from the Zoo!

Petco Hosts Mega Adoption Event at the Zoo May 19th

Greet Loving Animals In Need Before Heading Into The Zoo!

NOTE: Animals adopted at the Petco Whiskers & Wags Adoptathon may not be brought into the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden or left in any vehicles per Zoo policies.

WHAT: Before heading in to see the lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) at the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, May 19, 2013, make sure to stop by the mega adoption event taking place right outside its doors. Petco™…

What’s New at the Zoo in 2013

Cincinnati Zoo Improving the Guest Experience

CINCINNATI (May 8, 2013) – Just in case you needed an excuse to visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013, here are 10 NEW ones.  This was a very busy winter for the Zoo preparing for the 138th season since it opened its gates in 1875.  Guests will definitely notice the changes as they stroll around the park, including a fantastic renovated Base Camp Café, significant enhancements to the Reptile House,…

It’s Baby Madness Time!

We’re kicking off Zoo Babies with our Cutest Baby of All Time: Sweet 16 people’s choice contest.  All babies are cute, but we’ve had some baby faces over the years that would make a Komodo dragon melt. 

Help us pick the winner!  We’ll post one baby “face-off” on our Facebook page each day, May 1 – May 15, and the babies who get the most votes advance to the next round.  You can complete your…

Bloom into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Zoo Blooms Presented by Macy’s

CINCINNATI – (April 19, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is in full bloom with more color and tulips than ever before! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. This year the Zoo will showcase more than 100,000 tulips! Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs exploding with color.