Cincinnati Zoo is Saving Species with Milk!

Collaborating to create a recipe for aardvark milk

Cincinnati, OH (March 9, 2018) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is milking it. Whenever possible, the Zoo’s animal care team gets milk from lactating moms so scientists can analyze the composition. In Fiona the hippo’s case, knowing what was in her mom’s milk saved her life.  Now, Ali the aardvark is making weekly deposits to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Exotic Animal Milk Repository so scientists can create a recipe for synthetic…

Happy First Birthday to Fiona!

Hippo-sized celebration is happening at the Cincinnati Zoo this Saturday

Cincinnati, OH (January 17, 2018)— Cincinnati’s favorite baby hippo will be one year old on January 24!  This is a major milestone for the preemie that almost didn’t make it, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is throwing a party, a few days before her actual birthday, to celebrate.

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Hopeful News for Cincinnati Zoo’s Beloved Hippo Henry

Exam reveals that Fiona’s dad’s health is improving

CINCINNATI, OH (October 20, 2017) –Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-beloved hippo Henry has been struggling with health issues for weeks. An exam last week revealed an infection and abnormal kidney function that vets feared would be untreatable.  Today’s exam, however, indicated that antibiotics and treatment seem…