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…

It’s Baby Madness Time!

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We’re kicking off Zoo Babies with our Cutest Baby of All Time: Sweet 16 people’s choice contest.  All babies are cute, but we’ve had some baby faces over the years that would make a Komodo dragon melt. 

Help us pick the winner!  We’ll post one baby “face-off” on our Facebook page each day, May 1 – May 15, and the babies who get the most votes advance to the next round.  You can complete your…

Celebrate Cincinnati Zoo’s Most Famous Elephant’s 40th Birthday

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40-year-olds get FREE Admission!

CINCINNATI – Happy 40th Birthday to “My-Thai”, the Cincinnati Zoo’s oldest and most recognized Asian elephant!  On Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m., the Zoo will celebrate My-Thai’s BIG milestone with a larger than life pachyderm cake, singing and friends new and old alike.   The cake, which consists of frozen gelatin, Kool-aid, and mountains of fresh produce and fruit, including watermelon, pineapple, grapes and more, was made just for the celebration by the Zoo’s animal…

Baby Gorilla’s Public Debut

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled to announce that its 3-month-old Western Lowland gorilla, “Gladys,” will be making her public debut in her outdoor yard on Tuesday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m.  Over the next month, Gladys will be spending time in her outdoor yard with human surrogates, as part of Phase III of her “gorillafication.”   Surrogates will allow her to explore all areas of the outdoor yard, climbing trees and ducking into caves, to ensure Gladys is familiar…

“Awws” and “Oohs” for Babies at the Zoo!

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Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

CINCINNATI (April 25, 2013) – Get ready to meet the adorable new faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden when it kicks off the 27th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell on Wednesday, May 1. With more than a dozen babies already born, and more on the way, this year’s Zoo Babies is sure to make you go “aww!”

This year, guests…

Bloom into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Zoo Blooms Presented by Macy’s

CINCINNATI – (April 19, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is in full bloom with more color and tulips than ever before! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. This year the Zoo will showcase more than 100,000 tulips! Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs…

Cohen will Recycle Your e-waste at the Zoo on 4/18

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Cohen, the official electronics recycling partner of the Cincinnati Zoo, is sponsoring an e-waste collection event during Party for the Planet. Recycle your unwanted e-waste with the Zoo’s certified e-waste recycler, where your electronics will be recycled in a responsible way and all data storage devices cleared properly. For every item donated, Cohen will make a donation to the Zoo’s Project Saving Species

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Free Concerts Thursdays in April

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Tunes & Blooms Concert Series – Presented by Macy’s

CINCINNATI – (April 4, 2013)   The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden features FREE concerts every Thursday evening in April from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free after 5 p.m. (Parking not included).  The Tunes & Blooms concert series is a compilation of Cincinnati’s finest and most-respected music veterans playing together in the Zoo’s beautiful gardens.  This year’s concert series is sure to rock the gardens! Kicking off on…

Chipotle Will Donate 50% of Sales on April 2 to the Zoo

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As part of its commitment to support community education about plants, food and the environment, Chipotle will donate up to $12,500 of sales from its Greater Cincinnati restaurants on April 2

WHO:         Chipotle (Chi-POAT-lay) Mexican Grill, the chain of burrito restaurants committed to serving food made from sustainably raised ingredients; Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden committed to inspiring and educating Cincinnati residents and the surrounding community about the importance of nature and plant…