Ultrasound Confirms Hippo Pregnancy!

Cincinnati Zoo team captures worlds first image of a Nile hippo in the womb 

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news!  Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant.

Keepers, and almost everyone…

Hippo T-shirt Sales Fund New Play Area

hipposhirtThe hippo exhibit will be the final, and most anticipated, piece of Africa! By purchasing a hippo t-shirt, you are helping to build an exciting and interactive family play area located between our meerkat and hippo exhibits inside Africa (see drawing below).

This brand new play space will include climbing rocks, a ropes course activity area,…

Hops for Hippos February 6

hippo_header41-558x269West Sixth Brewing Co. and Taste of Belgium Short Vine are teaming up for a “Hops for Hippos” fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Feb. 6, to raise money for our hippo exhibit!

Taste of Belgium will donate 6 percent of sales to the zoo and West Sixth will match that contribution. Zoo Director Thane Maynard, Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and other Zoo representatives will attend to talk about the hippo project and bartend….