Cincinnati Zoo Okapi Delivers Healthy Baby Boy

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 23, 2017) – The baby boom continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Eight-year-old okapi Kuvua gave birth to a healthy, sixty-pound baby boy last week and all is well in the okapi barn.

“This is Kuvua’s third calf, so she knew what to do right away.  The calf stood within an hour of birth and nursed 30 minutes later,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “She immediately started nuzzling and cleaning the…

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona

Good neighbors lend life-saving support to Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo baby

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 20, 2017) – When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

“Preemies have very tiny and unstable veins, and even though our vet team was able to get multiple IVs placed, the veins…

Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 7, 2017) –  Three Malayan tiger cubs were born on Friday, February 3, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are now being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery.  First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in and vets, concerned that the cubs’ body temperatures would dip too low without the warmth of mom’s…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Bald Eagle to Take Flight at GABP

Watch Sam the bald eagle soar to new heights before Reds games!

CINCINNATI (February 2, 2017) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s bald eagle “Sam” will take flight again this year for the Cincinnati Reds home games at Great American Ball Park. Sam, who just turned 18, will fly about 340 ft from the party deck in center field to…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Baby has a Name

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 31, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s week-old hippo calf will be called Fiona, which means “fair”.

“Even though Fiona’s not out of the woods yet, every baby needs a name and her animal care team thought the name was a perfect fit for their “fair” little girl,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator…

Upcoming Horticulture Events: Get Gardening Guidance from Zoo Garden Experts

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers classes for homeowners & more

CINCINNATI (January 30, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting two Zoo Garden events this month. From gardening classes to creating sustainable landscapes, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast and green industry professional.

Homeowners can

Cincinnati Zoo Statement Regarding USDA Review

Statement Regarding USDA Review

The Cincinnati Zoo reaffirms its longstanding commitment to the well-being of the resident animals and the safety of those inspired to view and conserve them.  Its stellar record in that regard includes forty-three million visitors over the last four decades who have enjoyed the Gorilla World exhibit without coming in contact with the gorillas.  In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections, including one conducted in…

HallZOOween is Always Hairy, Never Scary at the Cincinnati Zoo

Four Weekends of Fun – October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30

lionsCINCINNATI (October 4, 2016) – HallZOOween kicks off this weekend! Little ghouls and boys can enjoy FOUR spooktacular weekends of fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30 from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo &…