Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

HallZOOween – Weekends in October

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HallZOOween, Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27

CINCINNATI – Trick-or-treating has never been so much fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag! Along the way,…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day

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Event: Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 5, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 4th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Three of the world’s five rhino species have been…

Renew the Zoo! Vote YES on Issue 2.

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Hamilton County Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Place Cincinnati Zoo Levy on November Ballot

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 10, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that, after receiving the unanimous support of the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, the Zoo Tax Levy has officially been accepted and placed on the November 5, 2013 ballot for a renewal without a tax…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

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Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…

Cincinnati Walks for Kids, September 28 at the Zoo

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The 2013 Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has a brand new location this year, but it still supports the same great cause! This year the walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

More than a fundraising walk, Cincinnati Walks for Kids is a day of family fun and celebration. Beginning with an opening ceremony to honor the patients, families and caregivers of the medical center, the walk…

Sumatran Rhino In the News

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Chicago ABC – http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=9180104

Columbus – http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23255538/matchmaking-in-works-for-ohio-zoos-sumatran-rhino

CBS Evening News – http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50151370n

France 24 – http://www.france24.com/en/20130727-us-zoo-breed-rhino-siblings

Local 12 – http://www.local12.com/community/features/heart-my-pet/stories/rare-sumatran-rhino-brink-extinction-5.shtml

Kenya Star – http://www.kenyastar.com/index.php/sid/215976148/scat/c08dd24cec417021

Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/cincinnati-zoo-rhino_n_3630986.html

Steve Chabot’s website – http://stevechabot.com/blog/rhinos-riverboats-and-a-skirmish-at-sea/

Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ohio-zoo-tries-to-mate-rhino-siblings-to-help-save-species/2013/07/21/7123b0b2-f222-11e2-ae43-b31dc363c3bf_story.html

New York Daily News – http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/zoo-mate-rhino-brother-sister-article-1.1404925

U.S. News – http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/21/19598005-cincinnati-zoo-plans-to-mate-sibling-rhinos-to-save-endangered-species?lite

San Fransisco Chronicle – http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Matchmaking-in-works-for-Ohio-zoo-s-Sumatran-rhino-4761047.php

The Guardian  – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/21/cincinnati-zoo-mate-sumatran-rhino

Scientific American – http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/07/22/sumatran-rhino-mate-brother-sister/

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Visitor Appreciation Days August 23, 24 & 25

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Half Priced Admission & Parking

NOTE: Discounted tickets are only available at the Zoo. They are not available for advance purchase online.

WHO:             As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission and parking to the world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during Visitor Appreciation Days, August 23, 24 & 25.

Zoo visitors continue to play a crucial…

Premiere of documentary chronicling CREW scientists’ reintroduction of threatened bird to Trinidad

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World Premiere – The Blue and the Gold

Join us for the world premiere of the film “THE BLUE AND THE GOLD,” a compelling story of the reintroduction of Blue-and-Gold Macaws to the island of Trinidad after an absence of more than 40 years. Produced by Trinidadian filmmaker Alex de Verteuil, the documentary features College of Mount St. Joseph graduate Bernadette Coutain Plair ’67, a research scientist who specialized in the…

Cheetah Run 5K is September 1 at 8 a.m.

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Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests of all ages to Run 5kWild during the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 1, at 8 a.m. This year, runners and walkers will be taken through the spectacular 3.1 mile course, which includes unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue…