Rhino Harry Arrives Safe and Sound after 53-Hour Journey from Cincinnati Zoo to Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Harapan arrival SRS smallCINCINNATI (November 2, 2015) – The rhino formerly known as the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere has joined the rest of his kind across the world in Indonesia.  After a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), “Harapan – aka Harry” emerged from his travel crate ready to snack and walk around!

Accompanied by keeper…

Cincinnati Zoo Receives National Recognition

_JM81495CINCINNATI, OH (July 6, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is thrilled to share the recent national recognition it has received from various esteemed outlets including: Fodor’s Travel, Parents.com, and TripAdvisor. Each recognizes the Cincinnati Zoo for its award-winning exhibits, reputable family experience and every day amazing atmosphere. These distinctions are graciously received and the Zoo thanks all of those who contributed to its success.

Meerkats Move into Africa at Cincinnati Zoo

Lion cubs and painted dogs get new neighbors

meerkat bubbleCINCINNATI (July 2, 2015) – The population explosion continues in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Africa exhibit.  Six meerkats from Disney’s Animal Kingdom have moved in across from the lions, painted dogs, vultures, pelicans, ostriches and assorted hoof stock.  “Bert,” “Louis” and “Zevon” are brothers born on June 23, 2014; “Santana” was born on November 1, 2009, and “Mark” and “Shakira”…

FREE Admission for Military on July 4th

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WHO:             Military personnel enjoy FREE admission (with Military ID) on July 4th!

WHAT:           Active and retired military personnel will receive FREE admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on July 4th, 2015! The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

twp_cincinnati_2015_awCincinnati, OH (June 30, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2015. This is third consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of providing…

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 the Animal Attractions category! Other winners include big names like the San Diego Zoo,…

Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis


 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), this move demonstrates just…

Thane & Savanna on Today Show 11/8


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.

Vote for Caspian for Cutest Zoo Baby in U.S.

Caspian - The Eurasian Eagle Owl

Our little (not for long) Eurasian Eagle Owl needs your help to win Budget Travel’s Cutest Zoo Baby 2011 contest. He is one of three finalists, and the other two are pretty darn cute (as Thane Maynard would say.) It’s going to be tough for Caspian to pull ahead of a baby cheetah and a baby Bornean orangutan, but we’re going to try!

You can vote once per day on Budget Travel’s website – Click…