Turning Humans into Temporary Gorilla Moms

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Baby Gorilla Receives Around-the-Clock Care

CINCINNATI – (February 26, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is turning humans into temporary gorilla moms.  Over the next several months, the Zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal to get a 4-week-old gorilla baby in the hands of a gorilla surrogate.   These human surrogates will feed the gorilla.  They will hold the baby to their chest and eventually carry her on…

Baby Gorilla Has Arrived in Cincinnati

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Gorilla Moves from Texas to the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (February 22, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that the nearly 4 –week-old, female, baby gorilla born at the Gladys Porter Zoo(GPZ), in Brownsville, Texas, arrived late this afternoon and is doing well.  Cincinnati Zoo

Primate Team Leader, Ron Evans and Nursery Head Keeper, Dawn Strasser accompanied the baby on the private flight.  “The baby was great,” said Strasser. …

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Death of Old Endangered Sumatran Rhino

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CINCINNATI – (February 18, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the loss of one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos – “Ipuh.”   The male rhino, who was believed to be at least 33 years old, has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for the past 22 years and sired three calves, Andalas (2001), Suci (2004) and Harapan (2007). In 2001, years of breakthrough research by scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research…

Toast to the Wild Series Tickets Available Now

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Series Includes Zootini, Wild about Wine Events and Zoo Brew

CINCINNATI (February 12, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most popular event series is back! A Toast to the Wild, sponsored by KeyBank, kicks off with Zootini on Wednesday, April 3. All proceeds go to the Zoo’s Linder Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

A Toast to the Wild series tickets are available to purchase now through April 3….

Cincinnati Zoo Receives Funds to Make Field Trips Free for Qualifying Schools

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The Living Classroom Education Access Fund

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now able to offer FREE field trips to the Zoo for qualifying schools through The Living Classroom Education Access Fund. This new Fund will not only help schools with Zoo daytime field trips, but it can also be used towards a Nocturnal Adventures Overnight program.  The Living Classroom Education Access Fund is being made…

Shop Saks Cincinnati in February and the Zoo Benefits!

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February 1 to 28, 2013, Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to charity. The donations will benefit certain local organizations, including The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community. “After Saks Fifth Avenue’s successful charity initiative in 2012, were excited to be able to continue with the February promotion for the second year.  We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement…

Bleed for a Cause – Save Lives & Help the Zoo

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Donate Blood in February and Pick Your Cause

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Hoxworth Blood Center for its Bleed for a Cause campaign.  Over 60 local nonprofits are competing to see who can score the most points by recruiting blood donors. The charity who wins the recruitment contest will receive $10,000! By donating one hour of your time and blood…

Our Last Baby of 2012! An Endangered Brazilian Ocelot Kitten

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CINCINNATI – (January 10, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is excited to announce the Zoo’s last birth of 2012 – an endangered Brazilian ocelot kitten.  The kitten was born on December 31, 2012 following an artificial insemination (AI) with freshly-collected semen from the Zoo’s resident male ocelot, “Monsieur.” 

The mother, “Sala” was inseminated in both oviducts using…

Woodstock in Cincinnati!

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New Manatee Arrives at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (January 11, 2013) – “Woodstock,” a young, female manatee has safely arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and is exploring her new home in the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee  Springs exhibit.  The 900-pound, two-year-old manatee arrived from the Columbus Zoo this afternoon and is doing well. 

Woodstock was born in the wild and rescued off the…