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…

If You See Something Wild This Afternoon – HONK!

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A little honk goes a long way and makes our day!

WHO:             The Friends of the Cincinnati Zoo are showing their support at seven Honk & Wave locations throughout Hamilton County, on Monday, November 4, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Zoo mascots, staff, volunteers, animals, and friends will be rallying to show their Zoo support and ask the county to vote #YESON2 to #RENEWTHEZOO!

WHEN:          Monday, November 4, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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Celebrate Lulu’s 1st Birthday!

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#GiraffeBirthday Party at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – “Lulu”, the Cincinnati Zoo’s youngest Maasai giraffe is turning ONE this Saturday, October 12.   In honor of her 1st birthday the Zoo is holding a giraffe birthday party on Friday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m.  Guests are invited to come see the happy family, mom “Tessa”, dad “Kimba” and Lulu, enjoy a giraffe birthday cake and sign Lulu’s 1st birthday card. The cake, which consists of frozen gelatin, mountains…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day

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Event: Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 5, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 4th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Three of the world’s five rhino species have been…

Renew the Zoo! Vote YES on Issue 2.

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Hamilton County Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Place Cincinnati Zoo Levy on November Ballot

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 10, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that, after receiving the unanimous support of the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, the Zoo Tax Levy has officially been accepted and placed on the November 5, 2013 ballot for a renewal without a tax…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

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Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…