May 1 – 31, 2017

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Mother’s Day

Mom’s get in FREE on Mother’s Day! On Sunday, May 14th, celebrate Mother’s Day with the special women in your life and your favorite animal moms! This Mother’s Day is sure to be one to remember. Every mom that comes to the Zoo on Mother’s Day will get in for FREE. Make the moms in your life feel extra special this Mother’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo.






Help us celebrate our newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall pink and blue stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.

Batari, Chira & Izzy

Birthdate: 2/3/2017

Three female cubs, Chira, Batari, and Izzy.  Parents are Malayan tigers Cinta and Jalil. First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in so the cubs are being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery.

African Painted Dog Pups

Birthdate: 10/16/2016

Parents are Imara & Masai. Animal care staff decided on cheesy names for these pups including Nacho, Muenster, Bleu, Brie, Gouda, Queso, Colby, Swiss, Cotija, Mozzarella and Feta!


Birthdate: 03/18/2017

Say hello to Meg!  Parents are takin Harry & Sally.


Birthdate: 7/27/2016

Parents are Masai giraffe Kimba and CeCe.


Birthdate: 9/13/2016

Parents are Masai giraffe Kimba and Jambo.


Birthdate: 2/12/2017

Parents are okapi, Kuvua & Kiloro.


Birthdate: 6/14/2016

Parents are red pandas, Lin & Harold.

Zoo Babies PosterMay 6 – Zoo Babies Poster Signing with Artist Loren Long

Don’t miss a poster signing with Loren Long at the Zoo’s Gift Shop on May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Purchase your Zoo Babies poster created by Loren Long with Frame & Save Hyde Park and the Cincinnati Zoo, now on sale in the Zoo’s Gift Shop. Proceeds from the poster benefit the care and feeding of our animals. If you can’t make it to the Zoo but want to purchase the poster, please email Lisa Banks or call 513-559-7763.

Click here to watch the making of the Zoo Babies poster!

Listen to a podcast of Loren Long, as he was creating the poster & his thoughts on the art of painting animals.