Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and…

African Painted Dog Passes Away

Brahmacontributed to the survival of his species by siring ten pups.

Cincinnati, Ohio (May 20, 2015) — Nine-year-old African painted dog Brahma (brah-muh), father of ten pups, passed away late Monday night. Veterinary staff had examined him earlier in the day after being notified by keepersthathe was very lethargic and had no appetite.The exam, which included blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound, revealed an abnormal accumulation of fluid in his abdomen. He received intravenous fluids, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory…