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™…

What’s New at the Zoo in 2013

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Cincinnati Zoo Improving the Guest Experience

CINCINNATI (May 8, 2013) – Just in case you needed an excuse to visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013, here are 10 NEW ones.  This was a very busy winter for the Zoo preparing for the 138th season since it opened its gates in 1875.  Guests will definitely notice the changes as they stroll around the park, including a fantastic renovated Base Camp Café, significant enhancements to…

It’s Baby Madness Time!

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We’re kicking off Zoo Babies with our Cutest Baby of All Time: Sweet 16 people’s choice contest.  All babies are cute, but we’ve had some baby faces over the years that would make a Komodo dragon melt. 

Help us pick the winner!  We’ll post one baby “face-off” on our Facebook page each day, May 1 – May 15, and the babies who get the most votes advance to the next round.  You can complete your…

Bloom into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Zoo Blooms Presented by Macy’s

CINCINNATI – (April 19, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is in full bloom with more color and tulips than ever before! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. This year the Zoo will showcase more than 100,000 tulips! Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs…

Free Concerts Thursdays in April

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Tunes & Blooms Concert Series – Presented by Macy’s

CINCINNATI – (April 4, 2013)   The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden features FREE concerts every Thursday evening in April from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free after 5 p.m. (Parking not included).  The Tunes & Blooms concert series is a compilation of Cincinnati’s finest and most-respected music veterans playing together in the Zoo’s beautiful gardens.  This year’s concert series is sure to rock the gardens! Kicking off on…