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…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2013 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 16

Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2013 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 16. Presented by the Zoo’s Director of Horticulture, Steve Foltz, this 10-class series is one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the Tri-state area. Offering insight on design, preparation and plant selection, the classes can be taken separately or…

Cincinnati Bengals Help Tigers with Tackles

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Tackles Raised Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Tiger Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengal linebackers during the 2012 regular season to help tigers. For every tackle the linebackers made, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, went directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend on People Too) and the Zoo’s tiger conservation program.

This year, Cincinnati Bengal linebackers accounted for 359 tackles for a grand total of…

Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

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WHO:  The Cincinnati Zoo’s animals get a surprise guest six days early this holiday season! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and the big man himself, Santa, will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, elephants, and Arctic foxes.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19.  Visitors are invited to come witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Plan a Trip of a Lifetime with the Cincinnati Zoo

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Travel Evenings being held January 10th and January 17th

CINCINNATI – Plan a trip of a lifetime! If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2013 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!

There is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore in Africa’s savannahs. The Cincinnati Zoo offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2013 escorted by Zoo staff. Put on your adventure cap and join…

Happy Zoo Year!

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Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the annual Happy ZOO Year event. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Monday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppet Theater, costume characters, a meet and greet…

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…