Glass, Glass Baby: Breakthrough in cryopreservation technique produces kittens at Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)!

CINCINNATI  (May 11, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), a world leader in small cat reproductive research, has successfully produced the first non-human offspring – of any species – using vitrified sperm (semen preserved as glass instead of ice) for artificial insemination (AI).  The only other reported birth from AI using vitrified sperm was a single human baby produced at a fertility clinic in Chile in 2011.Glass...
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Gorilla Baby on the Way at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (May 8, 2015) –“Anju,” a 14-year-old Western Lowland gorilla, is pregnant with her first baby! An ultrasound picked up the image below last week, confirming previous positive pregnancy tests (similar to the ones used by humans).  Vet staff is predicting the baby to arrive around Labor Day.

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Video of Anju’s ultrasound

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Zoo Babies Kicks Off Friday at the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI (April 28, 2015) – Get ready to meet the cutest little baby faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the 30th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell. Throughout May, six-foot-tall stork statues will mark the spots where babies can be found at the Zoo.

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The Flying Pig Marathon, XU and Taking Root Celebrate Partnership with Tree Planting Event

trplantpicCINCINNATI (April 24, 2015)– Guided by the leadership of the Xavier University economics class, “Environmental, Economics & Policy” the Flying Pig Marathon has joined with Taking Root (a major tree planting initiative in the Tri-state) to plant trees along the race route. An initial tree planting celebrating the partnership will take place at Friendship Park, just…

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…