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.

Easter is “Egg-citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo

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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

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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!

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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…

Monkey Island

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Snow Monkey Easter Egg Hunt