Night Hunters Opening at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – This Saturday, May 21, the Cincinnati Zoo will reopen the Cat House under its new name, Night Hunters.   This new multi-sensory journey through the wild at night features a variety of cats like the clouded leopard, Pallas’ cats, sand cat, fishing cat, caracal, and the black-footed cat, as well as other nocturnal predators such as the Eurasian eagle owl, potto, vampire bats, fennec fox, aardvark, and Burmese python.

The journey through Night Hunters culminates in an open interactive…

4/27 Barrows Lecture Canceled


Regrettably the April 27, 2011 Barrows Lecture by Dr. William Conway has been canceled. Dr. Conway is unable to attend due to an unplanned surgical procedure. Fortunately Dr. Conway is doing well and we are hoping to reschedule the lecture. We will keep you posted as soon as we have a new date.

Easter is “Egg-citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo


WHAT: Hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo for the annual Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This egg-citing event for children young and old will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.

Animal Enrichment Egg Hunt Schedule:

Cincinnati Zoo Joins Nick Lachey to Kick Off Toy Drive during PNC Festival of Lights to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has partnered with the Nick Lachey Foundation and PNC Bank to collect NEW, unwrapped, toys from November 26 – December 6 at the Cincinnati Zoo to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. The partnership will celebrate, recognize, and contribute to the youth of our community and the organizations who provide them with…

New Exhibit Opening at the Cincinnati Zoo & YOU are the Prey!

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CINCINNATI – It’s dark. A chorus of cicadas sings. You pass under a tree and get a prickly feeling on the back of your neck. What’s that sound? Your senses are heightened. Did that bush just move? You feel a rush of wind and, out of the corner of your eye, you catch a glimpse of an owl flying by. Vampire bats feed. An ocelot patrols its…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates 135th Anniversary!


CINCINNATI –  On Saturday, September 18, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden turns 135 years old!  As the second oldest zoo in the country, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud of its unique history.  To celebrate, the Zoo will offer FREE admission to the first 135 guests through the park on Saturday, September 18, only. (Members are not included, because they already receive free admission with their membership)

Originally named the Cincinnati Zoological Garden, the Zoo opened its doors to the…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates Record Attendance


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden tops 1.2 million visitors in 2009.   The Zoo’s total gate attendance from January to December was 1,218,892 – the highest since 2000.  Overall gate attendance was up 236,849 visitors (or 24%) compared to 2008.

“The Zoo thanks Tri-State residents for their continued support during these challenging economic times,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “In 2009 our theme at the Zoo was ‘More Animals, More Fun!’…

Cincinnati Zoo Expands Its Focus on Visitor Experience in 2010


CINCINNATI –   NEW in 2010 – Cincinnati Zoo visitors will meet the deadliest reptile on earth, welcome one of the most charismatic and fun-loving animals on the planet, watch the fastest animal in the world and play at the Zoo like never before!  The Zoo will build on the success and appeal of improving the visitor experience with new and engaging exhibits, renovated play areas for families, expanded shows, new animals and more animal encounters throughout the park, to give…

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