Save a Bundle While Bundled Up During Penguin Days

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Half-Price Cincinnati Zoo Admission – DAILY – January 2 through February 28

CINCINNATI – Save a bundle while bundled up at the Cincinnati Zoo! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, January 2 through February 28.

Guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguin Parade through the park at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., daily! Plus, enjoy more than 12 heated indoor animal…

Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

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WHO:  The Cincinnati Zoo’s animals get a surprise guest six days early this holiday season! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and the big man himself, Santa, will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, elephants, and Arctic foxes.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19.  Visitors are invited to come witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Cat Canyon Wins Gold LEED Distinction

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Zoo’s First Animal Exhibit To Receive LEED Distinction

CINCINNATI, OH (November 30, 2012)The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cat Canyon exhibit,  which opened in June, just received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)  Gold certification – the second highest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  This is the Cincinnati Zoo’s 5th LEED certified building – which is the most of any zoo or aquarium in the United States. 

“The most exciting…

Plan a Trip of a Lifetime with the Cincinnati Zoo

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Travel Evenings being held January 10th and January 17th

CINCINNATI – Plan a trip of a lifetime! If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2013 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!

There is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore in Africa’s savannahs. The Cincinnati Zoo offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2013 escorted by Zoo staff. Put on your adventure cap and join…

Happy Zoo Year!

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Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the annual Happy ZOO Year event. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Monday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows of Winter Wonders by Madcap Puppet Theater, costume characters, a meet and greet…

Thane & Savanna on Today Show 11/8

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Director, Thane Maynard and Savanna the 4-month-old cheetah, will appear on the NBC Today Show in New York, NY (local WLWT) tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 8 at approximately 7:30 a.m. The Zoo will be Live Tweeting Savanna’s journey to the Big Apple on Twitter. Follow along @cincinnatizoo #cheetahNYC.


Manatee Wooten arrives safely in Florida

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Wooten, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 630-pound Florida manatee has arrived in Florida, safe and sound! After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo two years ago, Wooten is returning to the wild as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitor’s last chance to see Wooten at the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs exhibit was Sunday, November 4. Read story about release >

Zoo is GLOWrious During PNC Festival of Lights

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Open Nightly Beginning November 23

CINCINNATI (October 23, 2012) – The Cincinnati Zoo is GLOWrious during the 30th Annual PNC Festival of Lights! While seeing over two-million LED lights strung throughout the Zoo, guests can also enjoy the NEW S’mores-N-More station, Madcap puppets in black-light, a NEW Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake, train rides and much more. The PNC Festival of Lights opens November 23 and glows through January 1, 2013 from 5 – 9 p.m. on Sundays through…

Cincinnati Zoo Saddened By Loss of Silverback Gorilla

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CINCINNATI (October 23, 2012) – It is with a heavy heart that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the passing of its 30-year-old silverback, Western lowland gorilla, “Kwashi.”  The 320-pound gorilla was born at the Memphis Zoo on May 16, 1982 and came to the Cincinnati Zoo in May of 2010 from the Knoxville Zoo, to reside with a bachelorette group of gorillas, Chewie, Samantha, and M’Linzi.  

On Sunday, October 21, primate keepers saw a change in Kwashi’s…

Our Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

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CINCINNATI, OH (October 19, 2012) – Today, the Cincinnati Zoo’s baby giraffe is one week old and she now has a new name.   After an exciting week of seeing name suggestions on the Zoo’s Facebook page, the Zoo left the final decision to the public and more than 5,400 people answered the call by voting online. “Lulu” has been selected the official name of the baby giraffe, receiving over half of the total votes cast with over 2,800 votes.

Naming…