Visitor Appreciation Days August 23, 24 & 25

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Half Priced Admission & Parking

NOTE: Discounted tickets are only available at the Zoo. They are not available for advance purchase online.

WHO:             As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission and parking to the world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during Visitor Appreciation Days, August 23, 24 & 25.

Zoo visitors continue to play a crucial…

Premiere of documentary chronicling CREW scientists’ reintroduction of threatened bird to Trinidad

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World Premiere – The Blue and the Gold

Join us for the world premiere of the film “THE BLUE AND THE GOLD,” a compelling story of the reintroduction of Blue-and-Gold Macaws to the island of Trinidad after an absence of more than 40 years. Produced by Trinidadian filmmaker Alex de Verteuil, the documentary features College of Mount St. Joseph graduate Bernadette Coutain Plair ’67, a research scientist who specialized in the…

Cheetah Run 5K is September 1 at 8 a.m.

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Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests of all ages to Run 5kWild during the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1, at 8 a.m. This year, runners and walkers will be taken through the spectacular 3.1 mile course, which includes unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue…

Zoo Boosts Local Economy with BIG Regional Impact

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UC Study Shows Zoo’s Total Economic Impact of $143 Million

CINCINNATI, OH (July 31, 2013) – A study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center found the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – one of the premier recreational and cultural attractions in the tri-state region – has a total annual economic impact of $143 million in the Greater Cincinnati region, with more than 1.4 million visitors and a quarter-million members. Full Study (pdf)

“Our…

Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, her new gorilla surrogate mother, M’Linzi and M’Linzi’s daughter, Mara, are now exploring the outside yard as a family for the first time. 

“It was spectacular,” said Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo Primate Team Leader.  “Mara actually carried Gladys outside first and toured Gladys around the yard tightly tucked onto her abdomen.  Both Mara and M’Linzi were purring like crazy. Mara laid down a couple of times just relaxing with Gladys on her…

Baby Gorilla Gladys Meets Her Gorilla Surrogate Mom

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CINCINNATI (July 1, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Gladys, the five-month-old Western lowland gorilla who captured the hearts of animal-lovers around the world earlier this year, after being rejected by her mom, is now living with her new gorilla surrogate mom. 

Gladys began the introduction to her new mom, “M’Linzi” on Monday, June 17.  And after just over a week of bonding, staff at the Cincinnati Zoo are very positive that the…

Dads get FREE admission on Father’s Day

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Celebrate this Father’s Day at the Zoo! 

Bring the family to Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, June 16.  Dads get FREE admission and animal encounters will be happening throughout the Zoo, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.

Catch the Cheetah Encounter and Bird Shows while you’re here. Click here for the full schedule of encounters >

Happy Father’s Day from the Zoo!

Petco Hosts Mega Adoption Event at the Zoo May 19th

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Greet Loving Animals In Need Before Heading Into The Zoo!

NOTE: Animals adopted at the Petco Whiskers & Wags Adoptathon may not be brought into the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden or left in any vehicles per Zoo policies.

WHAT: Before heading in to see the lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) at the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, May 19, 2013, make sure to stop by the mega adoption event taking place right outside its doors. Petco™…