Zoo Brew on Tap to Benefit Saving Species with Science

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CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2010 A Toast to the Wild event series wraps up Thursday October 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with Zoo Brew to benefit CREW “Saving Species with Science.” This is the fourth year for the beer tasting event, presented by Key Bank with beer provided by Sam Adams.

The Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) was the first…

Zoofari SOLD OUT!


CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual black tie gala, Zoofari, has sold out for the first time in the event’s 28 year history. Presented by Great American Insurance Group, the event will be held Friday, September 24th, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo.

  An ever-changing theme keeps Zoofari – the Zoo’s major fund-raising event – the premier gala of Cincinnati’s social scene. In addition to the Presenting Sponsor, Great American Insurance Group, the Zoo would like…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates 135th Anniversary!


CINCINNATI –  On Saturday, September 18, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden turns 135 years old!  As the second oldest zoo in the country, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud of its unique history.  To celebrate, the Zoo will offer FREE admission to the first 135 guests through the park on Saturday, September 18, only. (Members are not included, because they already receive free admission with their membership)

Originally named the Cincinnati Zoological Garden, the Zoo opened its doors to the…

Cincinnati Zoo Accepts 2010 Stars of Energy Efficiency Award in Washington DC

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Thane Maynard, along with the Zoo’s Chief Operating Officer, David Jenike and Senior Director of Facilities & Planning, Mark Fisher, accepted the Super Nova Award last night at the 2010 Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner in Washington DC.

The 18th annual black-tie gala, which took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Center,  recognizes individuals and organizations that…

A Black Tie Event That’s Actually Fun!


CINCINNATI – Experience a black-tie event that is actually fun during an evening of elegance, extraordinary style and excitement at the Cincinnati Zoo’s 28th annual Zoofari: Journey to the Land of Dragons, presented by Great American Insurance Group.  This special event will be held Friday, September 24th, beginning at 6 p.m.  An ever-changing theme keeps Zoofari – the Zoo’s major fund-raising event – the premier black tie gala of Cincinnati’s social scene.

“For more than 25 years, Zoofari has allowed…

Cincinnati Zoo Prepares for World’s First AI Indian Rhino Birth

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CINCINNATI – Anticipation is mounting behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where an 18-year-old pregnant Indian rhinoceros named “Nikki” is expected to give birth in approximately 60 days. {Recent video of Nikki can be seen here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFiXbzYpEQ}

Not only will this be the world’s first birth of an endangered Indian rhino conceived by artificial insemination (AI), but it will also be the world’s first Indian rhino produced with frozen-thawed sperm.  The father, “Vinu”, is…

Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Zoo invites you to Run Wild during the Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 5, at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the fun 3.1 mile/5 kilometer run through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo.  The course features the Zoo’s beautiful gardens and exotic animal exhibits. 

The Cheetah run has a brand new course this year, beginning in the Vine Street Village area and winding its way through the Zoo. Also new this year, each…

Cincinnati Zoo Using Wind Power to Go Green

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CINCINNATI, OH The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden unveils its newest energy source – the Windspire® wind turbine! The 30-foot tall turbine was installed in the Zoo’s Go Green Garden to help power the ticketing and membership building.  Along with the solar panels in the Go Green Garden, the turbine will meet approximately one-fourth of all of the power demands for the building. MEDIA – Video is being delivered and/or is available upon request – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4dSOiBqUbg

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Zoo Babies “Show us Your Baby Face”


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce the launch of the Zoo Babies photo contest – Show Us Your Baby Face! The contest will take place on the Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook Fan Page ONLY. It began today, Friday, March 5 and runs through Friday, March 19. (http://www.facebook.com/#!/cincinnatizoo?ref=nf )

Parents are encouraged to post pictures of their child (up to 18 months old) on the Zoo’s Facebook Fan Page Wall, dressed as their favorite Zoo animal, for a…

Cincinnati Zoo’s NEW Children’s Zoo Ready for Play


CINCINNATI – Children will have the opportunity to swing like monkeys, hang like pottos and balance like cats at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with the official grand-opening of the newly renovated Joseph H. Spaulding Children’s Zoo.  The Children’s Zoo has been under construction for the last four months, but media are invited to a special media opportunity this Thursday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m.

“The Children’s Zoo has been a special place for families for a long time,”…