Learn Landscaping from Gardening Experts at the Greenest Zoo in America

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers landscaping classes

CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2017) – Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2018 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning February 7.

Join Steve Foltz, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, for one of…

Gorillas Make Debut in Cincinnati Zoo’s New Indoor Habitat

Gorilla World opens to the public tomorrow, December 6

CINCINNATI (December 5, 2017) – The much-anticipated indoor habitat for Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s gorillas will open to the public tomorrow, December 6. Donors and sponsors, including The Spaulding Foundation, Harry and Linda Fath, Farmer Family Foundation, and Gorilla Glue, officially cut the ribbon and previewed the facility earlier today.

“We…

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Many of the older animals at the Cincinnati Zoo require the same TLC and medications as your grandparents might.  Arthritis, high blood pressure, vision and cardiac issues are as common in animals as they are in humans.  As a result, the Zoo’s hospital is stocked with anti-inflammatories, diuretics and beta blockers.


Animals in Zoos tend to live longer than they would in the wild, where…

Fiona’s Feelings Book for Babies Hits Cincinnati Stores

New book available at local book stores and at the Cincinnati Zoo gift shops

Cincinnati, OH (November 20) – Baby hippo Fiona’s face is all over a new board book, Fiona’s Feelings, by Blue Manatee Press owner and pediatrician Dr. John Hutton. Photographs of Fiona included in the book show her “expressing” various feelings, such as “happy,” “sad” and “scared.”.

Holiday Gifts that Support the Cincinnati Zoo

Adopt an animal, make a donation, or give Fiona apparel, cards, ornaments, books and more!

CINCINNATI, OH (November 14, 2017) –  If you’re looking for a gift for the Fiona lover in your life, you’re in luck.  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has partnered with a select group of local companies to create Fiona merchandise that will delight the baby hippo…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 35th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (November 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 35th annual PNC Festival of Lights, which starts on November 18 and runs through January 1, 2018.  The #1 Zoo Lights display in the country, according to a USA Today poll, is open Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.  Santa will be available for visits and…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Henry the Hippo

Beloved father of Fiona loses battle with chronic illness

CINCINNATI, OH (October 31, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the death of 36-year-old Henry, father of the famous Fiona.  He had been struggling with health issues for months and had lost hundreds of pounds.  According to vet staff who had been carefully…

Hopeful News for Cincinnati Zoo’s Beloved Hippo Henry

Exam reveals that Fiona’s dad’s health is improving

CINCINNATI, OH (October 20, 2017) –Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-beloved hippo Henry has been struggling with health issues for weeks. An exam last week revealed an infection and abnormal kidney function that vets feared would be untreatable.  Today’s exam, however, indicated that antibiotics and treatment seem…

Two Healthy Manatees Return to Florida and Three Arrive in Cincinnati for Rehab

Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership coordinates big move

CINCINNATI (October 18, 2017) Popular manatees Betsy and BamBam have left the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to return to Florida waters. This is good news for the species but bittersweet for divers, care team members and visitors who have become attached to the charismatic animals, especially long-time resident Betsy.

Three orphaned manatees in need of rehabilitation, Pippen, Miles, and Matthew, were brought back to Cincinnati from SeaWorld…