The World’s Wildest Radio Show Celebrates 25 Years

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The 90-Second Naturalist Thane Maynard Shares Bite-Sized Portions of the Big Picture

CINCINNATI, OH (August 27, 2012) – If you give him a minute, he’ll give you 90 seconds.  These are the words that the host of The 90-Second Naturalist Thane Maynard has lived by for the last 25 years.  Maynard’s popular nationally syndicated radio series, dubbed the “World’s Wildest Radio Show,” shares bite-sized portions of the big picture of the natural world. 

The 90-Second Naturalist first aired August 27,…

Half Priced Admission & Parking 8/24 – 8/26

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Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden wants to express gratitude to their visitors! As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission and parking to the world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during Visitor Appreciation Days, August 24, 25 & 26. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors will be able to come face-to-face with…

Fennec Fox Kits Now On Display at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 For the first time since 1994, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud to announce the birth of three Fennec fox kits.  The kits, one male and two females, were born at the Zoo on July 16 and are now on display in the Night Hunters exhibit.

Born to father, “Stomp” and mother, “Sage,” the kits are being raised by both parents. Fennec fox males help in raising the kits, providing food for mom when the kits are young and then providing…

Take Green Actions for the Greenest Zoo

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The Zoo Gets $$ When You Turn Off a Light!

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with myActions.org The Social Network For The Planet to create an online and mobile “green action” campaign to raise money for the Zoo.

Every “green” action you share on myActions.org now through August 31, 2012, earns the Cincinnati Zoo 25 cents. When you turn off a light, carpool, unplug an appliance or do any energy-saving action, go to myActions.org

Cincinnati Zoo Cheetah Sets New World Speed Record

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Record Breaking Run Came During National Geographic Magazine Shoot

CINCINNATI, OH (August 2, 2012) - “Sarah,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-year-old cheetah, sets new world speed record!  She first earned the title of world’s fastest of all land mammals in 2009 when she covered 100 meters in 6.13 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 6.19 seconds set by a male South African cheetah named Nyana in 2001.  This year, Sarah shattered all 100-meter times when she posted…

Cincinnati ZOOlympics is ON

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See Our Animal Olympians July 27 – August 12

Cheetah sprints, tortoise and chicken races, pig mini hurdles, lemur gymnastics, serval high jump, sea lion volleyball and elephant weightlifting will become featured attractions over the next 16 days at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to celebrate the 2012 Summer Games in London.  The event officially named, ZOOlympics, will highlight a variety of the Zoo’s animal Olympians in a number of “Olympic-Style” animal encounters July 27 through…

Baby Cheetah Spotted in the Cincinnati Zoo Nursery

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A three-week-old, female African cheetah cub, is now on exhibit in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Nursery.  She was born at the Zoo’s regional cheetah breeding facility in Clermont County on June 22, but she had to be moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. In an effort to get the cub back up to speed, Zoo Nursery keepers are bottle feeding the cub six times a day, every 2.5…

Cat Canyon Now Open

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CINCINNATI – On June 30, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opened its newest exhibit – Cat Canyon!  Originally opened in 1934 as Tiger Grotto, major renovations allows visitors to see the Zoo’s big cats closer than ever before.  One of the highlights is a new viewing area offering an opportunity to stand eye-to-eye with Malayan tigers, with just an inch of glass in between.  

In addition to Malayan tigers, Cat Canyon is home to white tigers…

Military Members get FREE Admission on Independence Day

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Military Members Receive FREE Admission & Family Members Enjoy Half Priced Admission!

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to honor United States Military veterans and active personnel with FREE admission to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. In addition, the Zoo is offering their families half-priced admission as well.                     

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WHAT:          Free admission…