Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species….

Ten Little Painted Dog Pups Have Batman-Themed Names

Holy Dog Pack, Batman! Cincinnati Zoos Got Riddler, Bruce, Alfred

CINCINNATI, OH (March 20, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo’s African painted dog pups, born in January, have names!  The ten pups, six boys and four girls, were named by keepers and have unique markings that help staff identify them, but these distinguishing characteristics might be difficult for visitors to see when the pups are running around in their exhibit yard.  Riddler, Alfred, Bruce, etc…notice a trend?  Yes, we have a few…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top 10 U.S. Animal Attractions List with San Diego Zoo & Disney’s Animal Kingdom

FFawards_Top10AnimalAttractionsCINCINNATI, OH (March 19, 2015) FamilyFun magazine announced its third annual Travel Awards today in the magazine’s April issue. The winning destinations represent the best family-friendly vacation spots in the U.S. as chosen by 2,000 families from across the country. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was listed as a Top Ten Winner in…

Rare African Painted Dog Pups Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (January 9, 2015) –“Imara (ee-MAH-rah),” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s two-year-old African painted dog, has given birth to a wiggling pile of pups! Keepers have not settled on an exact number of pups in the litter but are saying that it’s between seven and ten, which is the average for a first-time mom. The first pup arrived early on Monday, January 5, with a steady stream of pups appearing throughout the day until the last one emerged…