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…

Zoo’s Historic Reptile House Make-Over Complete

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Reopens for Spring Season, Saturday, March 16th

CINCINNATI, OH (March 13,2013)The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden reopens its historic Reptile House this Saturday after a two-month interior renovation this winter to restore its original look, but with modifications made to meet the Zoo’s green initiatives. Built in 1875, the Reptile House is the oldest zoo building in the country and one of three buildings at the Cincinnati Zoo listed on the National Register…

Local Company Outfits Zoo’s Gorilla Surrogate Moms

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Fabulous-Furs Makes Custom Faux Fur Vests for Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (March 14, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with the local company, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, to outfit its human gorilla surrogate team with realistic faux fur vests and coats.  Surrogates will be wearing these vests while holding and attending to the Zoo’s new baby gorilla, “Gladys.”

“Helping animals is at the heart of everything we do at Fabulous-Furs and we’re long-time supporters of the Cincinnati…

Easter is “Egg-citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Easter Celebration on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CINCINNATI (March 12, 2013) – Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! The Zoo’s annual Easter Celebration event takes place on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perfect for children young and old, Easter Celebration will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.  Back by popular demand

Preparing for Spring

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Spring is right around the corner, and we’re getting ready for warm weather and more visitors.  We’ve been working hard during the colder months to improve the Zoo.  Giraffe Ridge and the new and improved Base Camp Café will reopen in the next few weeks.  The new 4,500-square-foot Peacock Pavilion will be available for rental starting in April.   Africa will open at the end of June.

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Has a Name!

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CINCINNATI – (March 1, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that its 4 –week-old, female, baby gorilla officially has a name – “Gladys Stones!”  The Zoo’s Primate Keepers thought this was the perfect way to honor the Gladys Porter Zoo (GPZ), in Brownsville, Texas, where the baby was born.  And, the Zoo’s Facebook fans agreed, with dozens of people suggesting Gladys.  Zoo Keepers also decided to give Gladys the last name “Stones” to recognize…

Turning Humans into Temporary Gorilla Moms

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Baby Gorilla Receives Around-the-Clock Care

CINCINNATI – (February 26, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is turning humans into temporary gorilla moms.  Over the next several months, the Zoo will use human surrogates to mimic gorilla behavior with the ultimate goal to get a 4-week-old gorilla baby in the hands of a gorilla surrogate.   These human surrogates will feed the gorilla.  They will hold the baby to their chest and eventually carry her on…

Baby Gorilla Has Arrived in Cincinnati

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Gorilla Moves from Texas to the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – (February 22, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that the nearly 4 –week-old, female, baby gorilla born at the Gladys Porter Zoo(GPZ), in Brownsville, Texas, arrived late this afternoon and is doing well.  Cincinnati Zoo

Primate Team Leader, Ron Evans and Nursery Head Keeper, Dawn Strasser accompanied the baby on the private flight.  “The baby was great,” said Strasser. …