Holiday Tradition Continues with 33rd Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI (November 16, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 33rd annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of more than 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on…

Bonobo Super Group Together at the Cincinnati Zoo

All females and youngsters temporarily in one gregarious group

bonobosCINCINNATI, OH (November 3, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness all of the female bonobos & their babies together in one big group now through November 15.  The super group includes two new females “Lana” and daughter “Kesi,” mothers “Zanga” and “Kimia” and their youngsters “Zeke,” “Clara,” “Kibibi” and baby…

Cincinnati Zoo is Top Instagrammed Location in Ohio

instagramCINCINNATI (October 6, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is Instagram famous! According to a recent study by Bus Bud  that listed the top instagrammed locations by state, more Instagram images are posted from the Cincinnati Zoo than any other location in Ohio.

zoofeedInstagram, which celebrates 5 years of social sharing today, has 300 million monthly users who log on, choose…

Special Painted Dog Enrichment

signThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” will receive special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30 am in their public exhibit. This enrichment will be exclusive to members and Zoo Adventure Ticket holders! This will be their second public carcass feeding. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity,…

Support Moe the Sloth!

By purchasing a sloth t-shirt, you are helping support the care and feeding of Moe, our 16-year-old two-toed sloth. You can find Moe hanging around on her tree in the Discovery Forest at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) to help support their initiatives with research, rescue, rehab and release of Costa Rica’s native sloths.

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Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes…

Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Priced Zoo Admission –  Aug 21-23 

CINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for Hamilton County resident’s continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, from August 21 – 23.

Spend one of the final weeks of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal shows, special animal

World Elephant Day Celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo Aug. 12

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CINCINNATI, OH (August 6, 2015) This World Elephant Day, Wednesday, August 12, people around the world are uniting to protect and celebrate elephants. Elephants in the wild rely on us to help protect them and keep them safe. The increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction. You can join the herd and show your support for these incredible animals – and “Go Grey.”

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Celebrate International Tiger Day – July 29

7505540454_8b04bf10ac_oCINCINNATI, OH  (July 29, 2015)– This coming Wednesday, July 29, is International Tiger Day, and the Cat Canyon keepers and volunteers are gearing up for our 2nd annual celebration from 10am – 3pm in Cat Canyon. We will also be celebrating the birthday of our Malayan tigers, Taj and Who-Dey. They will turn eight years old on July 30.

Like last year, keepers and volunteers will be on hand…

Zoo’s Animal All-Stars Lineup

elephant_pinataVisit Cincinnati Zoo’s animal all stars this weekend and watch lions, elephants and painted dogs enjoy baseball-themed enrichment.  Be sure to stop by the Elephant Reserve to see elephants break open baseball pinatas filled with their favorite snacks!

All-Star Animals

Check out our animal all-star lineup, carefully selected according to natural abilities!  Many player assignments were contested by keepers, but the team manager’s selections will stand. 

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