Cincinnati Zoo Flies Away with a Plume Award!

keaCINCINNATI, OH (April 10, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it has received the Plume Award for Noteworthy Achievement in Avian Husbandry from the Avian Scientific Advisory Group (ASAG).

This award recognizes excellence in a single facet of husbandry such as first-time breeding, reintroduction programs, breeding consortiums, the…

New Rookie Silverback in Gorilla World for Spring Training

harambe2A sixteen-year-old Western lowland silverback from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX, named “Harambe [hɑːrɑːmˈbeɪ]” has joined the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla family, bringing the total number in residence to ten.

Harambe, large for his age at 419 pounds, will be placed in a social group with two 19-year-old females, “Chewie” and “Mara.” A typical gorilla…

READY TO ROAR #CZBGLionCubs Make Public Debut

lioncubsoutside CINCINNATI (April 1, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three female lion cubs showed off their grrl power this morning during their first public play date. Born November 13, 2014, to three-year-old mother “Imani” and four-year-old father “John,” the cubs have been bonding with mom and dad behind the scenes and waiting for warmer…

Baby Bonobo Born at Cincinnati Zoo

Milestone birth for this critically endangered species.                   

babybonoboCINCINNATI, OH (April 9, 2015) –The baby boom at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden continues! Sixteen-year old bonobo (pronounced bah NO bow) “Zanga,” mother of four-year-old “Clara,” gave birth to a healthy male on March 16. Mom and baby, who…

Hippo T-shirt Sales Fund New Play Area

hipposhirtThe hippo exhibit will be the final, and most anticipated, piece of Africa! By purchasing a hippo t-shirt, you are helping to build an exciting and interactive family play area located between our meerkat and hippo exhibits inside Africa (see drawing below).

This brand new play space will include climbing rocks, a ropes course activity area,…