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12065924_10153621467590479_5793306968296715080_nCincinnati Zoo needs votes to be #1 in USA Today’s 10Best Zoo Lights

CINCINNATI – (November 24, 2015) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s PNC Festival of Lights has been nominated for USA Today’s 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Zoo Lights. Please help us win top honors by voting (once a day until December 21) for Cincinnati Zoo!!
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Cincinnati Zoo Team Leaves Sumatran Rhino Harry Wallowing in the Mud 10,000 Miles Away

Emotional journey and final farewells documented by Zoo videographer.

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) – Escorting the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, “Harapan (Harry)” on a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) was a huge responsibility and anything but fun, especially for keeper Paul Reinhart who witnessed this rare rhino’s birth in 2007 and cared for him for the past two years in Cincinnati.

Zoo videographer Pat Story documented…

4-Month-Old Takin Reunited with Mom at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Cincinnati, OH (November 17, 2015)— Four-month-old takin “Dale” has been reunited with his mom,Sally,” after being cared for in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery for the first months of his life. Zoo staff intervened and turned Dale over to nursery keepers when Sally, a first time mom, didn’t pay attention to her newborn.

Videos:  Dale with mom Sally | Dale with Nursery Dog Blakely

The nursery staff took care of feeding Dale, and “Blakely,” the Zoo’s…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 33rd Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo


CINCINNATI (November 16, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 33rd annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of more than 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake,…

Bonobo Super Group Together at the Cincinnati Zoo

All females and youngsters temporarily in one gregarious group

bonobosCINCINNATI, OH (November 3, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness all of the female bonobos & their babies together in one big group now through November 15.  The super group includes two new females “Lana” and daughter “Kesi,” mothers “Zanga” and “Kimia” and their youngsters “Zeke,” “Clara,” “Kibibi” and baby “Bolingo.” With new…

Rhino Harry Arrives Safe and Sound after 53-Hour Journey from Cincinnati Zoo to Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Harapan arrival SRS smallCINCINNATI (November 2, 2015) – The rhino formerly known as the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere has joined the rest of his kind across the world in Indonesia.  After a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), “Harapan – aka Harry” emerged from his travel crate ready to snack and walk around!

Accompanied by keeper…

Journey has Begun for Cincinnati Zoo’s Harry

Last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere is on his way to Indonesia

CINCINNATI (October 30, 2015) – After months of preparation to move 1,800-pound “Harapan (Harry),” the only Sumatran rhino outside of South Asia, from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia, he is on his way.

Harry embarked on the 10,253-mile journey from Cincinnati to the island of Sumatra earlier today, along with Zoo veterinarian Dr. Jenny Nollman, keeper…

New Manatee in Tank at Manatee Springs

15th manatee to be sent to Cincinnati Zoo for rehabilitation

CINCINNATI (October 28, 2015) Florida manatee “BamBam” is the newest Manatee Springs resident and the 15th manatee to be sent to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to be rehabilitated. The two-year-old male was rescued from Desoto Canal in Brevard County, FL, in January 2015, and has been receiving critical care for severe cold stress at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a…

Last Chance to See a Sumatran Rhino

harapanCincinnati Zoo team makes final preparations for Harapan’s move to Indonesia

CINCINNATI (October 22, 2015) – One week from today, October 29, will be Sumatran rhino Harapan’s last day on exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the last chance that most people will ever have to see this rhino species other than in a photograph.  After that, he’ll remain behind the scenes until it’s time to embark on…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Exhibit is On Track to Make a Big Splash in 2016!

hippounderwatercincinnatizooFundraising goal met for final phase of AFRICA exhibit construction

Cincinnati, OH (October 15, 2015)— Hippos are coming back to Cincinnati! After a nearly 20-year hippo hiatus, visitors can look forward to seeing these charismatic creatures at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the summer of 2016, when the much-anticipated $7.3 million hippo exhibit is scheduled to open.

VIDEO: About the new exhibit

“The Cincinnati business community and thousands…