It's a Girl! Baby Giraffe is Here.

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Tessa, our five-year-old Maasai giraffe, has given birth! On Friday at 8:20 a.m., Tessa delivered a healthy, 150-pound female calf in her indoor stall. Mother, father (“Kimba”) and baby are doing well and are spending time bonding off-exhibit. 

“The Zoo is buzzing with excitement and incredibly, so is the community,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “We made the decision several weeks ago to live-tweet the birth in real-time and the response has been astonishing.  The…

Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Green BEAN Delivery

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce a new partnership with Green BEAN Delivery, a company that delivers organic produce and natural groceries to Midwest homes and workplaces.  Green BEAN Delivery is leasing 50 acres of the Cincinnati Zoo’s 528 acre property, EcOhio, located in Warren County, where it will harvest fresh, local foods that will be distributed to families throughout Greater Cincinnati.

 “The Cincinnati Zoo values partnerships that promote enterprise within our community,” said…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Now Expecting

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 27, 2012) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s five-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, due in the next month.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and currently can be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. The Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will be live-tweeting leading up to and during the birth.  Make sure you follow hashtag #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

 The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births dates back to 1889 when it became…

Cincinnati Zoo Awarded National Leadership Grant for Plant Conservation

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the only Ohio institution to receive a prestigious National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2012. This competitive grant was awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo to support a three-year research study at the Zoo’s Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) that will provide critical information for botanical gardens in the U.S. and worldwide to aid in developing…

First Sifaka Birth for Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of its first Sifaka (SEE-fah-kah) baby.  The baby boy was born on September 3 to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo” who arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifaka’s in the Zoo’s history. 

“Not only is this species a rarity at the Cincinnati Zoo, but with only 54 individuals in captivity in the world, all at 10 US zoos,…

Cheetah Cub & Puppy Pals

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s African cheetah cub, Savanna, and 13-week-old labrador mix puppy, Max, were recently introduced to each other, on September 5, and are quickly becoming great friends!

Savanna was born at the Zoo’s Regional Cheetah Breeding Facility in Clermont County, Ohio on June 22, but she was moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. Zoo Nursery keepers bottle fed the cub six times a day, every 2.5…

Cincinnati Bengal Linebackers Tackle for Tigers

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Tackles Raise Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals to give linebackers a little extra motivation this season to Tackle for Tigers! For every tackle the Cincinnati Bengals’ linebackers make this season, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, goes directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend…

HallZOOween – October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28

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Visit the Always Hairy and Never Scary at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Trick-or-treating has never been so wild! Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden. Children (12 and under) can fill up their bag as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag. Along the way, you may encounter Pumpkin Pandemonium –…

Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000

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Children across the Country Answer the Call

CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up for the second year in a row to promote a national competition called the Go Bananas! Challenge which kicks off  September 1, 2012! The competition challenges school and community youth groups across the country to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to…