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…

Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

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USDA Observes August As Tree Check Month And Asks The Public To Take 10
Minutes To Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces August is Tree Check
Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).
“August is a time of peak emergence for the beetle and is most likely when members of
the…

Zoo Boosts Local Economy with BIG Regional Impact

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UC Study Shows Zoo’s Total Economic Impact of $143 Million

CINCINNATI, OH (July 31, 2013) – A study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center found the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – one of the premier recreational and cultural attractions in the tri-state region – has a total annual economic impact of $143 million in the Greater Cincinnati region, with more than 1.4 million visitors and a quarter-million members. Full Study (pdf)

“Our…

Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis

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 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), this move demonstrates just…

John A. Ruthven Paints Passenger Pigeon Mural

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This morning, internationally-acknowledged master of wildlife art John Ruthven climbed  scaffolding that spans the entire side of a building at 15 E Eighth Street in downtown Cincinnati to begin painting “Martha” on the mural version of his most recent work, ”Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon.” Watch Video from Cincinnati.com

The painting, which depicts the last passenger pigeon, Martha, leading a flock of passenger pigeons, is being reproduced by Artworks in…

Gladys Goes Outside with M’linzi & Mara

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s 5-month-old Western lowland gorilla, Gladys, her new gorilla surrogate mother, M’Linzi and M’Linzi’s daughter, Mara, are now exploring the outside yard as a family for the first time. 

“It was spectacular,” said Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo Primate Team Leader.  “Mara actually carried Gladys outside first and toured Gladys around the yard tightly tucked onto her abdomen.  Both Mara and M’Linzi were purring like crazy. Mara laid down a couple of times just relaxing with Gladys on her…

Baby Gorilla Gladys Meets Her Gorilla Surrogate Mom

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CINCINNATI (July 1, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Gladys, the five-month-old Western lowland gorilla who captured the hearts of animal-lovers around the world earlier this year, after being rejected by her mom, is now living with her new gorilla surrogate mom. 

Gladys began the introduction to her new mom, “M’Linzi” on Monday, June 17.  And after just over a week of bonding, staff at the Cincinnati Zoo are very positive that the…