Cincinnati Zoo Okapi Delivers Healthy Baby Boy

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 23, 2017) – The baby boom continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Eight-year-old okapi Kuvua gave birth to a healthy, sixty-pound baby boy last week and all is well in the okapi barn.

“This is Kuvua’s third calf, so she knew what to do right away.  The calf stood within an hour of birth and nursed 30 minutes later,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “She immediately started nuzzling and cleaning the…

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona

Good neighbors lend life-saving support to Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo baby

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 20, 2017) – When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

“Preemies have very tiny and unstable veins, and even though our vet team was able to get multiple IVs placed, the veins…

Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 7, 2017) –  Three Malayan tiger cubs were born on Friday, February 3, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are now being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery.  First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in and vets, concerned that the cubs’ body temperatures would dip too low without the warmth of mom’s…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Bald Eagle to Take Flight at GABP

Watch Sam the bald eagle soar to new heights before Reds games!

CINCINNATI (February 2, 2017) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s bald eagle “Sam” will take flight again this year for the Cincinnati Reds home games at Great American Ball Park. Sam, who just turned 18, will fly about 340 ft from the party deck in center field to…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Baby has a Name

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 31, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s week-old hippo calf will be called Fiona, which means “fair”.

“Even though Fiona’s not out of the woods yet, every baby needs a name and her animal care team thought the name was a perfect fit for their “fair” little girl,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator…

Upcoming Horticulture Events: Get Gardening Guidance from Zoo Garden Experts

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers classes for homeowners & more

CINCINNATI (January 30, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting two Zoo Garden events this month. From gardening classes to creating sustainable landscapes, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast and green industry professional.

Homeowners can

Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

Friday, February 24, 2017

Here’s a fun way to join #TeamFiona. Baby hippo Fiona arrived six weeks early and has required 24-hour-a-day critical care since she was born on January 24. A portion of the proceeds from the #TeamFiona shirts and magnets will help cover the cost of providing the level of support that our preemie needs. The…

National Geographic Photgrapher Joel Sartore is among speakers announced for Cincinnati Zoo’s 2017 Barrows Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 1 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (January 19, 2017) – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 1 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are…