Summer Season Kicks Off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Lots to See and Do at the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

CINCINNATI (May 25, 2012) — Come on out to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, this Saturday, May 26,  and help the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden kick off its 2012 summer season!  This summer, visitors will enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s recently opened Galapagos tortoise exhibit and new Cat Canyon exhibit – opening June 30!  See birds…

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit Opens May 24th

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Seven, 4-year-old giant Galapagos tortoises will be introduced to their new outdoor exhibit on Thursday, May 24, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Galapagos Tortoise exhibit was funded in part by the generous support of Thomas C. Theobold and the Theobold Family in memory of the late Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Theobold, the Zoo’s first staff veterinarian. This is the first walk-through reptile display for the Cincinnati Zoo.

Located outside of the Zoo’s historic Reptile House, the new interactive…

VOTE TODAY – MAY 15 – Help Us Win a Car!

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Cincinnati Zoo Selected as Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been named a Finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program among 500 other nonprofits from more than 4,000 applicants.  The program will award 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public.  The Zoo will be competing against four other non-profit organizations on Tuesday, May 15 for the…

Baby Camel Puts Cuteness Over the Hump

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Cincinnati Zoo’s First Camel Birth in Nearly 30 Years

CINCINNATI, OH (April 25, 2012) – The 26th annual celebration of Zoo Babies, which kicks off May 1, just got a little cuter with the birth of a baby camel.  “Saarai” (pronounced “sorry”), the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three-year-old Bactrian camel gave birth to her first calf, a boy, on Monday, April 23. The last time the Zoo celebrated a camel birth was nearly…

Make Smart Shopping Choices from your Smartphone with Sustainable Shopper App

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As consumers, we all have the power to protect wildlife by using the Sustainable Shopper app to choose products made with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.  Palm oil is used in many of the foods and products we consume every day from frozen vegetables to shampoo. Oil palm plantations are spreading across Indonesia, which produces 85% of the world’s supply of palm oil, often to the detriment of its rainforests and wildlife. As consumers, we can choose to buy products made…

Cincinnati Zoo Offers Electronic Waste Recycling During Earth Day Celebration

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CINCINNATI  (April 17, 2012) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is sponsoring an e-waste recycling drive to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste from guests of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical and the local community during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

All electronics will be recycled by 2trg, a certified recycler that operates under zero…

Orange Leaf is Donating 10% of This Weekend’s Sales to the Zoo

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On Saturday and Sunday, April 14th & 15th, Orange Leaf at Hyde Park Plaza (this location only) is donating 10% of sales to the Zoo! So if you are out and about this weekend – treat yourself to some delicious frozen yogurt with a fun assortment of toppings and know you are supporting a great cause.

In addition, the Zoo will have animals at the store from 1-2pm on Saturday. Thanks – and be sure to tell your family and…

Tips for Enjoying Your Spring Break Visit

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With beautiful weather and many schools in the region closed for spring break, there will be extra traffic around the Zoo and possible delays getting in to start your amazing day!  Here are some tips to help minimize frustration and maximize enjoyment…

Best Times to Arrive
  • Get here early (we open at 9am)
  • Come in the late afternoon.  We close at 5pm.  (Stay for Tunes & Blooms every Thursday in April.)
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Local Teens Helping Polar Bears

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The 2011-2012 Project Polar Bear Contest has ended, and the Bi-national winners will be announced by Polar Bear International on April 16. Nine (team details) of the 35 teams registered to participate in the contest are affiliated with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

All teams worked hard on projects designed to encourage Saving Energy, Reforestation, Zero Waste by recycling and composting, and Closing the Loop by…