Ring in the ZOO Year at the Cincinnati Zoo

Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO:             Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the 5th annual Happy ZOO Year. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Tuesday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows by the Madcap Puppet Theater, a meet and greet with Father…

Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

WHO:             On Santa’s last day at the Cincinnati Zoo the animals get a surprise visit from the big man himself! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and on Monday, December 23, Santa will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, African lions, and elephants.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2014 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 8

CINCINNATI – Beat winter chill by thinking warm thoughts and preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 8.

For the past 20 years, Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, has put together a series of landscape classes for the home gardener. The classes take the homeowner through the process…

Sifaka Baby Born at the Cincinnati Zoo!

 CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of a Sifaka (See-fah-kah) baby.  The male baby (whose name is yet to be determined) was born on November 16, to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo.”  Both parents arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifakas in the Zoo’s history and produced their first offspring, a male named “Bobby,” in September of 2012.  This is the pair’s second baby.

#GivingTuesday is today! Hint, Hint. We want a HIPPOPOTAMUS for Christmas!

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is joining the national #GivingTuesday movement to ask for donations to Bring Hippos Back to Cincinnati!

2 Easy Ways to Give:

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. On December 3, 2013 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – GivingTuesday.org and friends will harness the power of social…

Shop for Gifts that Keep Giving at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 CINCINNATI (November 26, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a great place to check unique gifts off your holiday shopping list.  With dozens of Zoonique gift ideas, you can find something for everyone, including gifts that keep giving long after the holiday season is through. 

Gifts that Keep Giving:

  • Annual Zoo Membership –Memberships are a great year-round holiday gift.  Benefits include: year-round admission, discounts on food and gift shops, member-only exhibit previews and events, discount…

Recycle Holiday Lights

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Cohen, our official electronics recycling partner, are making it easy for you to recycle your old holiday lights responsibly. Just drop off your lights at any Cohen location or at the Zoo during PNC Festival of Lights!

Exclusive Cincinnati Zoo member benefit – receive an additional 20% payout for all electronics you recycle at a Cohen location plus 1 free CRT monitor (normally $5 to recycle). Enjoy more…

PNC Festival of Lights Opens November 23!

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 Open Nightly Beginning November 23

FOLCINCINNATI (November 7, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 31st annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sight of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search…

Giant Rhino Nutcracker Installed at Zoo for PNC Festival of Lights

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30-Foot Tall Statue A Local Holiday Tradition

WHO:             The annual PNC Festival of Lights preparation is well underway, celebrating a 31-year old local holiday tradition.  One of the most iconic displays – a 30-foot-tall Rhino Nutcracker – was installed today at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The giant Nutcracker will stand guard at the Zoo’s Vine Street Village entrance during PNC Festival of Lights, which runs from November 23 through January 4.

WHAT:          This Holiday Season, the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Foot Race Reduces its Footprint

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Cheetah Run 5K Goes Green

The Cincinnati Zoo held the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K race in September of this year.  This race is unique for runners and walkers who trek through our spectacular 3.1 mile course which includes our amazing gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.  As the “Greenest Zoo in America” we are striving to make all of our events as green as possible and the Cheetah Run…