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…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Rare Sumatran Rhino is a Dad!

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 “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

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Cincinnati, OH The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are pleased to announce the birth of a bouncing baby boy Sumatran rhino! The calf was born to mother, “Ratu”, a 12-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park and father, “Andalas,” born at the Cincinnati Zoo in…

Northern-Larona Community Park & Urban Farm Needs Your VOTE!

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Please help the Cincinnati Zoo and our Avondale neighborhood win $15,000 for our community garden and urban farm through Nature’s Path “Gardens for Good” Contest! This is a project that has been in the works for a few years now. Just behind the Dury Employee Parking lot, on Northern Avenue, there used to be a vacant lot. It was filled with broken chain linked fencing, poison ivy, graffiti and trash. In addition, in the past 10 years, the neighborhood…

Zoo & Bengals Team Up to Name New Tigers

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Cat Canyon Opens to Public on Saturday, June 30

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & the Cincinnati Bengals team up for conservation this season in celebration of the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Cat Canyon, opening June 30.  Bengals season ticket holders and Zoo fans were each given the opportunity to name the Zoo’s new Malayan tigers as part of a partnership to support big cat conservation.  The two five-year-old male bothers were named “Taj” by Zoo supporters and “Who Dey” by…

A Suspenseful Summer in Sumatra

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All eyes are on the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra where a female rhino named Ratu and her mate Andalas (who was born and raised at the Cincinnati Zoo) are about to make history. 

A very pregnant Ratu is due to deliver her calf in June or July 2012.  The calf will be the first captive bred Sumatran…