New Cougar Exhibit Opens at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI  (July 28, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit featuring Cougars is set to open to the public Thursday, August 4.  The special exhibit, which is located just outside of the Zoo’s new attraction – Night Hunters – will be home to the Zoo’s two young Cougars, “Tecumseh” and “Joseph,” born September 19, 2010.

The new exhibit will allow visitors to see these amazing animals, up close and personal.  The spacious display will depict the rocky…

Reds Day at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Meet players, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper!

WHO: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting Reds Day at the Zoo Wednesday, July 27! Zoo Guests will be able to enjoy a question and answer session with Cincinnati Reds players as well as Meet & Greet with Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper.

WHAT: Activities Include: • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Reds Rover • 11 a.m. – Noon – Meet & Greet with Mr. Redlegs…

Go on a Jungle Adventure with Diego and Dora!

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CINCINNATI— Dora the Explorer and Diego are coming to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden this Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, for a special meet and greet with their fans from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The pair will be at the 4-D Special FX Theater alternating every 30 minutes.

After meeting your favorite character, make sure to stop in to the theater to see Dora and Diego in their 4-D Adventure “Catch the Robot Butterfly.” In the…

P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship

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P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship Program Established for Veterinary Students
In Partnership with Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

CINCINNATI — A new summer scholarship program has been established with the support of P&G Pet Care to provide hands-on scientific training to veterinary students interested in pursuing wildlife conservation research as a possible career focus. In a partnership between the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated by Painful Loss

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CINCINNATI, OH (July 1, 2011) – It is with great sadness and despair that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the loss of its three-month-old giraffe, Zuri.  Zoo veterinarians noticed Zuri’s fractured leg had become more unstable earlier this week, which prompted the medical procedure today.  During the examination, vets determined that Zuri had done further damage to the fracture site. As a result of this damage, the fracture was not healing as expected and staff were unfortunately presented with…

Zebra Stripes Ice Cream Benefits Zoo

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Zebra Stripes Ice Cream – Available at UDF
• The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with Homemade Brand Ice Cream to create a zoo-themed ice cream, Zebra Stripes, to benefit the Cincinnati Zoo!
• All proceeds of the sale of Homemade Brand Zebra Stripes Ice Cream go to the Cincinnati Zoo.
• Zebra Stripes is made of Pure White Madagascar Vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge stripes.
• Zebra Stripes is only available for a limited time, so hurry in to…

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

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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.