Over 140 Cincinnati AmeriCorps Members Take Pledge of Service at Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI (September 17, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to team up with AmeriCorps, aka the “domestic Peace Corps”, to bring fun, science-based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge the community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife.

Learn more about the Zoo’s AmeriCorps program – VIDEO


It’s Raining Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

Another giraffe baby born at Giraffe Ridge this morning

 CINCINNATI, OH (September 13, 2016) –For the second time in less than two months, giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a new addition to the herd. Five-year-old Jambo delivered a calf at 1:45 a.m. in her indoor stall after about two hours of labor.

“Jambo has been on 24-hour baby watch since August 22. Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO)’s reported restlessness and pacing starting a little before midnight, hooves…

Free Admission for First Responders

IMG_0440(CINCINNATI, OH – September 7, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is honoring those who protect our community by offering free admission to all active fire and police personnel September 12-18.


Fire and police personnel who qualify for free admission include firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand writing examiners, intelligence analysts and…

Zoofari 2016: A Botanical Dream

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2016) – This year, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating its award-winning botanical garden with a green-themed party.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for the 34th annual Zoofari, presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, on Friday, September 16, 2016.

“We’re the greenest Zoo in America, so it’s fitting to give a nod to our sustainability efforts as well as highlight our gorgeous gardens,” said Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo…

Cincinnati Zoo & Wildlife Safari Team Up to Ensure Survival of the Most Genetically-Valuable Cheetah Cub in North America

Cheetah mom at Cincinnati Zoo’s breeding facility adopts cub

cheetah5CINCINNATI, OH (August 26, 2016) –  Six-year-old cheetah, Kathleen, has adopted the most genetically-valuable cheetah cub in the North American zoo population, born at Wildlife Safari in Oregon on May 15, and is raising her alongside the four cubs she gave birth to on May 10 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s off-site cheetah breeding facility.

VIDEO: 5 cubs at the…

Bolt Like Bolt at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cheetah Run 5K – Pre-registration closes August 21. Race is August 28.

21009984392_c39c0bc04b_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 17, 2016)  Whether you’re trying to break a world speed record or just want to walk for a purpose, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Run 5K is the place to be on Sunday, August 28th.  Runners and walkers will follow a course that winds in and around the Zoo gardens, providing scenery unlike any other race venue in town.

“You don’t have to be…

Visitor Appreciation Days at Cincinnati Zoo: Half-Price Zoo Admission – August 20 & 21

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude to Hamilton County residents for their 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, August 20 & 21.

Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

TWP_Cincinnati_2016_AWCincinnati, OH (August 8, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2016.  This is fourth consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of…

FC Cincinnati at Cincinnati Zoo


13502875_10154252811002973_6308664919848823080_oCINCINNATI, OH – (August 8, 2016) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Cincinnati’s professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, are partnered up to host a fun-filled FC Cincinnati Day at the Zoo on Tuesday, August 9. Visitors are encouraged to sport their best blue & orange FC Cincinnati gear as they spend the day on wild adventures around the Zoo with familiar faces from the field!


Rare Andean Condor Hatched at the Cincinnati Zoo! First of its kind to hatch in Cincinnati since 1985

andean condor CINCINNATI (July 29, 2016 ) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that a rare Andean condor chick has been spotted with adults Gryph and Laurel. This is the first chick of this species to hatch in Cincinnati in 30 years and only the fourteenth to hatch in North American institutions in the past decade.

They are a naturally slow breeding species (averaging one chick every…