Woodstock in Cincinnati!

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New Manatee Arrives at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (January 11, 2013) – “Woodstock,” a young, female manatee has safely arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and is exploring her new home in the Zoo’s Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee  Springs exhibit.  The 900-pound, two-year-old manatee arrived from the Columbus Zoo this afternoon and is doing well. 

Woodstock was born in the wild and rescued off the…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2013 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 16

Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2013 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 16. Presented by the Zoo’s Director of Horticulture, Steve Foltz, this 10-class series is one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the Tri-state area. Offering insight on design, preparation and plant selection, the classes can be taken separately or…

Cincinnati Bengals Help Tigers with Tackles

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Tackles Raised Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Tiger Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengal linebackers during the 2012 regular season to help tigers. For every tackle the linebackers made, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, went directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend on People Too) and the Zoo’s tiger conservation program.

This year, Cincinnati Bengal linebackers accounted for 359 tackles for a grand total of…

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 >