Cincinnati Zoo Indian Rhino Gives Birth


CINCINNATITuesday, October 26 – Nikki, the Cincinnati Zoo’s endangered Indian rhino gave birth early this morning to the world’s first live Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI).   Nikki delivered a male calf at 6:06 a.m. in her indoor stall. Currently, the calf is in critical condition with Zoo staff working diligently to feed and stabilize him. Meanwhile, Nikki is doing well and will remain indoors.

Nikki has been monitored 24 hours a day since the first…

New Exhibit Opening at the Cincinnati Zoo & YOU are the Prey!

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CINCINNATI – It’s dark. A chorus of cicadas sings. You pass under a tree and get a prickly feeling on the back of your neck. What’s that sound? Your senses are heightened. Did that bush just move? You feel a rush of wind and, out of the corner of your eye, you catch a glimpse of an owl flying by. Vampire bats feed. An ocelot patrols its territory. A python slithers along the ground. You feel like someone or something…

Anticipation Mounts at the Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI, OH (October 5, 2010) – Anticipation is mounting behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where the 18-year-old pregnant Indian rhinoceros, “Nikki,” is expected to give birth any day.

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 a 38-year-old male Indian rhino at the Bronx Zoo –…

Cincinnati Zoo Invites You to Trick-or-Treat with the Animals

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CINCINNATI – Trick-or-treating has never been so much fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their goodie bag as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag! Along the way, you may encounter Pumpkin Pandemonium – the Zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating.

Your little monsters can…

Cincinnati Student Travels to See Wild Polar Bears

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CINCINNATI – Michael Young, a 17 year old student from Anderson Township, in Cincinnati, will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, on October 10 for a week-long Teen Leadership Camp sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), a conservation group.  The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, part of PBI’s network of Arctic Ambassador Center Zoos, selected Young based on his involvement in its Scientists for the Future Program…

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…