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…

AFRICA – It’s Closer Than You Think – Now Open!

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Safari Through AFRICA at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (June 24, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites visitors to experience the spirit of Africa during the opening of Phase III of its newest exhibit – AFRICA – which opens to the public on June 29.  Africa will come alive as you journey through the breath-taking beauty of this open-vista exhibit, featuring some of the country’s most beautiful animals – the majestic African lion, the incredible…

Dads get FREE admission on Father’s Day

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Celebrate this Father’s Day at the Zoo! 

Bring the family to Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, June 16.  Dads get FREE admission and animal encounters will be happening throughout the Zoo, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.

Catch the Cheetah Encounter and Bird Shows while you’re here. Click here for the full schedule of encounters >

Happy Father’s Day from the Zoo!

Reds at the Zoo June 5

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NOTE: Devin Mesoraco will attend instead of Jack Hannahan.
Join Us for Reds Day at the Zoo!

Player Q & A – 11:30am to 12:30pm in Wings of Wonder Theater.

Get ready to ask closing pitchers JJ Hoover & Logan Ondrusek and catcher Devin Mesoraco questions about baseball, hobbies, other sports, etc… In past years, questions have ranged from “Who’s your best friend on the team?” to “Do you play a musical instrument?” It’s fun to hear the questions and…

Moms Enjoy FREE Admission at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Come Celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12

bagWHO:             Moms can enjoy FREE admission on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, at the Cincinnati Zoo, courtesy of Coldwell Banker West Shell.  In addition, the first 750 who stop by the Coldwell Banker West Shell booth in the Zoo’s Vine Street Village will receive a free tote bag. 

WHAT:          Get ready to meet the adorable new faces at…

Petco Hosts Mega Adoption Event at the Zoo May 19th

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Greet Loving Animals In Need Before Heading Into The Zoo!

NOTE: Animals adopted at the Petco Whiskers & Wags Adoptathon may not be brought into the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden or left in any vehicles per Zoo policies.

WHAT: Before heading in to see the lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) at the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, May 19, 2013, make sure to stop by the mega adoption event taking place right outside its doors. Petco™…

What’s New at the Zoo in 2013

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Cincinnati Zoo Improving the Guest Experience

CINCINNATI (May 8, 2013) – Just in case you needed an excuse to visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2013, here are 10 NEW ones.  This was a very busy winter for the Zoo preparing for the 138th season since it opened its gates in 1875.  Guests will definitely notice the changes as they stroll around the park, including a fantastic renovated Base Camp Café, significant enhancements to…