Thane & Savanna on Today Show 11/8

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Director, Thane Maynard and Savanna the 4-month-old cheetah, will appear on the NBC Today Show in New York, NY (local WLWT) tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 8 at approximately 7:30 a.m. The Zoo will be Live Tweeting Savanna’s journey to the Big Apple on Twitter. Follow along @cincinnatizoo #cheetahNYC.


Zoo is GLOWrious During PNC Festival of Lights

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Open Nightly Beginning November 23

CINCINNATI (October 23, 2012) – The Cincinnati Zoo is GLOWrious during the 30th Annual PNC Festival of Lights! While seeing over two-million LED lights strung throughout the Zoo, guests can also enjoy the NEW S’mores-N-More station, Madcap puppets in black-light, a NEW Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides and much more. The PNC Festival of Lights opens November 23 and glows through January 1, 2013 from 5 – 9 p.m. on Sundays through…

Our Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

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CINCINNATI, OH (October 19, 2012) – Today, the Cincinnati Zoo’s baby giraffe is one week old and she now has a new name.   After an exciting week of seeing name suggestions on the Zoo’s Facebook page, the Zoo left the final decision to the public and more than 5,400 people answered the call by voting online. “Lulu” has been selected the official name of the baby giraffe, receiving over half of the total votes cast with over 2,800 votes.

Naming…

Manatee “Wooten” is Heading Back to Florida

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CINCINNATI (October 16, 2012) – Wooten, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 630-pound Florida manatee will soon be heading home!  After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo two years ago, Wooten will return to the wild as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitor’s last chance to see Wooten at the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs exhibit will be Sunday, November 4.  Coincidentally, Wooten was seen at the Cincinnati…

Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Green BEAN Delivery

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce a new partnership with Green BEAN Delivery, a company that delivers organic produce and natural groceries to Midwest homes and workplaces.  Green BEAN Delivery is leasing 50 acres of the Cincinnati Zoo’s 528 acre property, EcOhio, located in Warren County, where it will harvest fresh, local foods that will be distributed to families throughout Greater Cincinnati.

 “The Cincinnati Zoo values partnerships that promote enterprise within our community,” said…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Now Expecting

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 27, 2012) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s five-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, due in the next month.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and currently can be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. The Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will be live-tweeting leading up to and during the birth.  Make sure you follow hashtag #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

 The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births dates back to 1889 when it became…

First Sifaka Birth for Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of its first Sifaka (SEE-fah-kah) baby.  The baby boy was born on September 3 to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo” who arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifaka’s in the Zoo’s history. 

“Not only is this species a rarity at the Cincinnati Zoo, but with only 54 individuals in captivity in the world, all at 10 US zoos,…

Cincinnati Bengal Linebackers Tackle for Tigers

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Tackles Raise Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals to give linebackers a little extra motivation this season to Tackle for Tigers! For every tackle the Cincinnati Bengals’ linebackers make this season, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, goes directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend…

Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000

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Children across the Country Answer the Call

CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up for the second year in a row to promote a national competition called the Go Bananas! Challenge which kicks off  September 1, 2012! The competition challenges school and community youth groups across the country to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to…

Take Green Actions for the Greenest Zoo

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The Zoo Gets $$ When You Turn Off a Light!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with myActions.org The Social Network For The Planet to create an online and mobile “green action” campaign to raise money for the Zoo.

Every “green” action you share on myActions.org now through August 31, 2012, earns the Cincinnati Zoo 25 cents. When you turn off a light, carpool, unplug an appliance or do any energy-saving action, go to myActions.org