Zoofari Auction Items – Bidding closes 9/28 at noon

VIP Behind the Scenes with Fiona and Bibi

(group size 16 max)

Private VIP behind-the-scenes with hippos Bibi and Fiona, along with other animal superstars. Includes private tour of the Africa habitat, heavy bites, and beverages for up to 16 adults.

Bid Now
Brews, Roos & Penguins

(group size 16 max)

Private VIP tour of the brand-new Roo Valley habitat which includes a multi-tiered beer garden deck, kangaroo walkabout, little blue penguin habitat and more. Includes light bites and craft beer sampling for up to 16 adults.

Bid Now
Fireside Chat with Zoo Director Thane Maynard

(group size 16 max)

Join in a special evening and fireside chat as Zoo Director Thane Maynard shares stories of Zoo life and more at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Twiga Tented Camp. Includes light bites and beverages for up to 16 people.

Bid Now
Footprint painting by Harapan the Rhino

Harapan was born at the Cincinnati Zoo and was the last remaining Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere when he moved to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in 2015.  Fewer than 100 of this rhino species remain in the world.

Bid Now
Finger Painting by Jomo the Gorilla

Jomo really enjoys finger painting as a form of enrichment.  What makes this painting super cool is his clear finger prints in the paint.

Bid Now
Finger Painting by Jomo the Gorilla

Jomo loves finger painting as an enrichment activity.  You can clearly see his knuckle prints in this one, which makes it super special.

Bid Now
Meerkat Masterpiece

Our meerkat mob had fun creating this piece!

Bid Now
Snout “Boop” Painting by Rico the Porcupine

Rico has become a social media star!  People can’t get enough of watching him eat his favorite foods from applesauce to apricots.  This Rico Snoot Boop is the cutest!!!

Bid Now
Footprint of the late gorilla, Samantha

A one of kind footprint of Samantha the gorilla.  Samantha was the oldest mammal that lived at the Cincinnati Zoo and was affectionately known as “The Grand Old Lady of the Cincinnati Zoo.” She passed away on March 29, 2020 but a piece of her lives on through this painting.

Bid Now
Tamandua Tail Heart Art

Our tamandua couple, Isla and Salvadore, used their tails to create this first-ever animal art!  So cute!

Bid Now
Kris the Cheetah Painting

Kris and her companion dog Remus have become social media stars as viewers have followed them growing up together over the last year.  You may have even seen the duo on the Disney + show “It’s a Dogs Life”.  Kris is an important ambassador for her species, educating people about the plights of cheetahs in the wild.

Bid Now
Kris the Cheetah Painting in Blue

Kris and her companion dog Remus have become social media stars as viewers have followed them growing up together over the last year.  You may have even seen the duo on the Disney + show “It’s a Dogs Life”.  Kris is an important ambassador for her species, educating people about the plights of cheetahs in the wild.

Bid Now
Nia the Cheetah Painting

Nia is one of our cheetah ambassadors in our Cheetah Encounter at the Zoo.  She demonstrates just how fast a cheetah can actually run for zoo visitors and she is one of the fastest cheetahs we have, even at 11 years old!

Bid Now
Nia the Cheetah Painting on Red Canvas

Nia is one of our cheetah ambassadors in our Cheetah Encounter at the Zoo.  She demonstrates just how fast a cheetah can actually run for zoo visitors and she is one of the fastest cheetahs we have, even at 11 years old!

Bid Now
Create Your Own Rhino Rembrandt

The winner will get to customize this painting by choosing your own colors. Actual painting and creation of the art piece will occur at a later date

Bid Now
Okapi Tail Print Painting

One of a kind tail print painting from Kuvua the okapi. This print is really special because it shows the amazing stripes of the okapi because the fur of its white stripes is shorter than the dark fur.

Bid Now
Goat Painting

Get this goatally awesome painting!

Bid Now Bid Now
Tail Art from John the Lion

 

John the lion’s unique art is a must-have!

Bid Now
Paw Art from John the Lion

John the lion’s unique art is a must-have!

Bid Now
Painting by Quilliam the Porcupine

Quilliam the porcupine’s footprints are one-of-a-kind!

Bid Now
Snout Boop from Sir Francis Bacon (Red River Hog)

This nose boop from Sir Francis Bacon will make you squeal!

Bid Now
The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Tour

(group size 10 max)

Very exclusive VIP behind-the-scenes tour with Zoo favorites such as elephants, wallabies, Galapagos tortoise, meet-and-greets with Ambassador Animals, and private giraffe feeding. Includes light bites for up to 10 people.

Bid Now
Name a Baby Flamingo!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has recently welcomed several animals into our Zoo family and we want to give you the opportunity to name them! Names must be mutually agreed upon and approved by Cincinnati Zoo staff.

Bid Now

Name a Baby Red Panda!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has recently welcomed several animals into our Zoo family and we want to give you the opportunity to name them! Names must be mutually agreed upon and approved by Cincinnati Zoo staff.

Bid Now

Name a Baby Crane!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has recently welcomed several animals into our Zoo family and we want to give you the opportunity to name them! Names must be mutually agreed upon and approved by Cincinnati Zoo staff.

Bid Now

One-year-old “Redd” Paw Prints in Ceramic Tile

Redd is a favorite around the Cincinnati Zoo.  He had a tough start in life as he was a preemie and required a feeding tube and surgery on his hip.  He’s all grown up now and a beautiful cat.  These foot impressions were taken when he was 1 year old.  He’s now 4 and half.

Bid Now
Bibi Kiss Painting in Black and Gold

Bibi looks good in gold!  This kiss is perfect for our Zoofari theme.

Bid Now
Double Kiss Painting by Bibi & Fiona

Two on one!  Fiona & Bibi both kissed this canvas which makes it all the more special, just like their mother and daughter bond!

Bid Now
Bibi Rainbow Kiss Painting

Bid on this one-of-a-kind Bibi rainbow kiss!  Super fun and super colorful.

Bid Now
Bibi Kiss Painting

A fun and colorful kiss from Bibi!

Bid Now
Fiona Multicolor Kiss Painting

A fun and colorful kiss from the world-famous Fiona!

Bid Now
Fiona’s Golden Kiss

100% gold just like Fiona!!!  A dramatic kiss print from world-famous Fiona!

Bid Now
Elephant Painting by Jati

Jati’s masterpiece looks like of like a dragon breathing fire.

Bid Now
Elephant Painting by Schottzie

Don’t miss out on a Schottzie original!

Bid Now
Elephant Painting by Mai-Thai

Everyone needs a Mai-Thai masterpiece!

Bid Now
Sabu’s First Elephant Painting

This was Sabu’s first attempt at painting EVER!  He did a great job!  This is a super special piece since it’s his very first one!

Bid Now
Tiger Paw Masterpiece

Batari loves painting!  She enjoys the smells and feel of the paint on her paws and always looks forward to this enrichment activity.  It’s amazing to see how big her feet really are!

Bid Now
Penguin Painting

Bid Now
Rookwood Pottery #TeamFiona Mug #1

The Zoo partnered with Rookwood Pottery for the return of 1,000 #TeamFiona Mugs in a new, limited-edition glaze! The limited edition run sold out in one day!  Handcrafted by Rookwood artists, each mug features Fiona’s smiling face alongside the #TeamFiona.  Bid on the 1st mug in the limited edition run.

Bid Now
Rookwood Pottery #TeamFiona Mug #2

The Zoo partnered with Rookwood Pottery for the return of 1,000 #TeamFiona Mugs in a new, limited-edition glaze! The limited edition run sold out in one day!  Handcrafted by Rookwood artists, each mug features Fiona’s smiling face alongside the #TeamFiona.  Bid on the 2nd mug in the limited edition run.

Bid Now
Rookwood Pottery #TeamFiona Mug #3

The Zoo partnered with Rookwood Pottery for the return of 1,000 #TeamFiona Mugs in a new, limited-edition glaze! The limited edition run sold out in one day!  Handcrafted by Rookwood artists, each mug features Fiona’s smiling face alongside the #TeamFiona.  Bid on the 3rd mug in the limited edition run.

Bid Now
Rookwood Pottery #TeamFiona Mug #4

The Zoo partnered with Rookwood Pottery for the return of 1,000 #TeamFiona Mugs in a new, limited-edition glaze! The limited edition run sold out in one day!  Handcrafted by Rookwood artists, each mug features Fiona’s smiling face alongside the #TeamFiona.  Bid on the 4th mug in the limited edition run.

Bid Now
Rookwood Pottery #TeamFiona Mug #5

The Zoo partnered with Rookwood Pottery for the return of 1,000 #TeamFiona Mugs in a new, limited-edition glaze! The limited edition run sold out in one day!  Handcrafted by Rookwood artists, each mug features Fiona’s smiling face alongside the #TeamFiona.  Bid on the 5th mug in the limited edition run.

Bid Now

Other Ways to Give

A donation toward Zoofari supports our Emergency Operating Fund!

“Our community has always been supportive of the Zoo, through thick and thin. And with that support, we will get through this together.” – Thane Maynard

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden relies on ticket sales, zoo visits, and donations to operate. Being closed has had a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Please consider a donation to our emergency operating fund to assist us in the care of our animals, plants and team members.

Your support is critical – now more than ever.

$25 could feed John the Lion for a day

Give $25 Now!


$250 could feed Kris the Cheetah for a month or buy all of the botanical labels for our annuals display trials in our Botanical Garden

Give $250 Now!


$5,000 could feed 10 little blue penguins for a year

Give $5,000 Now!

$50 could feed Fiona for over a week

Give $50 Now!

$500 could pay for all of the tulips bulbs in one of our Vine Street Village plant beds

Give $500 Now!

$10,000 could feed Sabu our male elephant for more than a year or pay for the renovation of 10,000 square feet of older areas of the botanical garden.

Give $10,000 Now!

$100 could feed Seyia, our rhino mom, for a week

Give $100 Now!

$1000 could feed Moe the sloth for a year and half

Give $1,000 Now!

Gifts at all levels make a difference!

Give Now!

Sponsorships

Are you interested in promoting your brand to our 3.3 million Facebook followers?  View Zoofari sponsorship options available to you.

You can also contact David Plogmann for sponsorship opportunities at 513-487-3324 or [email protected]

Presenting Sponsors:

western & southern financial group logo fort washington investment advisors logo


Restaurant Support

The BonBonerie

Buckabee Brownies, LLC

City BBQ

Coppin’s

Duck Donuts

eatwell celebrations & feasts

Eddie Merlot’s

Jeff Ruby

Mazunte

css.php