Recycle Holiday Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo and Cohen, our official electronics recycling partner, are making it easy for you to recycle your old holiday lights responsibly. Just drop off your lights at any Cohen location or at the Zoo during PNC Festival of Lights!

Exclusive Cincinnati Zoo member benefit – receive an additional 20% payout for all electronics you recycle at a Cohen location plus 1 free CRT monitor (normally $5 to recycle). Enjoy more…

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…

Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

USDA Observes August As Tree Check Month And Asks The Public To Take 10
Minutes To Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces August is Tree Check
Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).
“August is a time of peak emergence for the beetle and is most likely when members of
the…

Zoo Boosts Local Economy with BIG Regional Impact

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…

Cohen will Recycle Your e-waste at the Zoo on 4/18

Cohen, the official electronics recycling partner of the Cincinnati Zoo, is sponsoring an e-waste collection event during Party for the Planet. Recycle your unwanted e-waste with the Zoo’s certified e-waste recycler, where your electronics will be recycled in a responsible way and all data storage devices cleared properly. For every item donated, Cohen will make a donation to the Zoo’s Project Saving Species

A convenient drive through drop-off

Chipotle Will Donate 50% of Sales on April 2 to the Zoo

As part of its commitment to support community education about plants, food and the environment, Chipotle will donate up to $12,500 of sales from its Greater Cincinnati restaurants on April 2

WHO:         Chipotle (Chi-POAT-lay) Mexican Grill, the chain of burrito restaurants committed to serving food made from sustainably raised ingredients; Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden committed to inspiring and educating Cincinnati residents and the surrounding community about the importance of nature and plant…

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

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…