Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

Move to Indonesia is Harapan’s only chance to contribute to nearly-extinct population

CINCINNATI (August 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino Harapan will be moved to Indonesia. His departure marks the end of an era for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran rhino breeding program, the only captive breeding program in the United States to produce calves for this crtically-endangered species.

During a press conference held to announce Harapan’s departure, Dr….

Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Priced Zoo Admission –  Aug 21-23 

CINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for Hamilton County resident’s continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, from August 21 – 23.

Spend one of the final weeks of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal shows, special animal

World Elephant Day Celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo Aug. 12

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CINCINNATI, OH (August 6, 2015) This World Elephant Day, Wednesday, August 12, people around the world are uniting to protect and celebrate elephants. Elephants in the wild rely on us to help protect them and keep them safe. The increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction. You can join the herd and show your support for these incredible animals – and “Go Grey.”

Between August…

Red Panda Cubs Born at Cincinnati Zoo

First red panda cubs with birthdates accurately predicted using ultrasonography and hormone monitoring.

redpandacubCINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2015) – “Dr. Erin Curry” may seem like an odd name for a red panda cub, but it’s fitting for the female cub born last month to two-year-old red panda, “Lin.”  Lin and “Bailey,” a seven-year-old red panda who gave birth to a male cub six days before Lin delivered her cub, were monitored prior…

Celebrate International Tiger Day – July 29

7505540454_8b04bf10ac_oCINCINNATI, OH  (July 29, 2015)– This coming Wednesday, July 29, is International Tiger Day, and the Cat Canyon keepers and volunteers are gearing up for our 2nd annual celebration from 10am – 3pm in Cat Canyon. We will also be celebrating the birthday of our Malayan tigers, Taj and Who-Dey. They will turn eight years old on July 30.

Like last year, keepers and volunteers will be…

Goat Carcass Feeding Frenzy for African Painted Dogs

goat tugs - SMThe Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ten painted dog pups and their mom, “Imara,” received special enrichment in the form of a USDA-inspected goat carcass this morning in their public exhibit. Simulating a wild feeding increases the dogs’ mental and physical activity, provides nutritional benefits, and encourages natural sharing behavior unique to this species. Carcass feeding also provides guests with an opportunity to see some of the Zoo’s most active…

Ali the Aardvark gets CT & MRI scans at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Zoo asks neighbor to help sniff out root of aardvark’s health issue

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (July 15, 2015)— “Ali” the aardvark received special attention from neighbor Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) last week.  The 11-year-old female aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo was transported to Cincinnati Children’s for computerized axial tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to get a closer look at what might be causing persistent ocular drainage.

Radiographs of her…

Nursery Dog Makes Room for New Baby Takin at the Cincinnati Zoo!

blakelydaleCincinnati, OH (July 16, 2015)— Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo’s resident nursery dog and part-time nanny, has been called into action to do what he does best, snuggle and play. His new companion is 3-week-old baby takin “Dale,” who was brought to the Zoo’s nursery to be hand-reared after his mother, “Sally,” ignored him. Sally, born at the Zoo in 2009, and the calf’s father, “Harry,” are first time parents.

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2015 Horticultural Events at the Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo

garden events 3CINCINNATI (July 13, 2015) – Have a love for gardening or want to learn more about it? Join us at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a blooming variety of horticultural events ranging from nightly programs to all day conferences.

These events are for those new to gardening and the experts! From twilight walks around the Zoo to hearing from Cincinnati Zoo Director of Horticulture Steve Foltz  speak about the…

Zoo’s Animal All-Stars Lineup

elephant_pinataVisit Cincinnati Zoo’s animal all stars this weekend and watch lions, elephants and painted dogs enjoy baseball-themed enrichment.  Be sure to stop by the Elephant Reserve to see elephants break open baseball pinatas filled with their favorite snacks!

All-Star Animals

Check out our animal all-star lineup, carefully selected according to natural abilities!  Many player assignments were contested by keepers, but the team manager’s selections will stand. 

Official Lineup (click to enlarge)