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…

Thane Maynard Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

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Maynard Receives Honorary Doctorate of Science from UC

CINCINNATI —Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, June 9, during UC’s Commencement Ceremony at Fifth Third Arena.

The Honorary Doctoral Degree is the highest award to be bestowed by the University of Cincinnati. The honor recognizes individuals for their ideals and outstanding achievements. Maynard’s ideology reflects that of the Cincinnati Zoo: to…

Dads get in FREE on June 17!

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Come Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo

WHO: Dads get in for FREE on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

WHAT: With the kick of the Zoo’s summer season, families can now enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s recently opened Galapagos tortoise exhibit! See birds soar overhead at the Great American Wings of Wonder Bird Show and…

Cincinnati Zoo & Cincinnati Reds Double Header 6/7

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WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to be hosting the Fifth Annual Reds Day at the Zoo this Thursday, June 7, from 11 – 2 p.m. Cincinnati Reds players Zack Cozart, Chris Heisey and Mat Latos will take part in a question and answer session from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Wings of Wonder Theater and Reds mascots – Mr. Red, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red, and Gapper will be roaming the park.

Zoo Paves Path On Polar Bear Reproduction

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Scientists Perform Artificial Insemination Of First Captive Polar Bears

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CINCINNATI – Scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo have made a breakthrough in animal research by performing the first artificial insemination of captive polar bears. “There's not a lot known about polar bear reproduction, so it's exciting to be in the forefront of this,” said Dr. Erin Curry, post-doctoral fellow at Cincinnati Zoo.

Researchers at the zoo's crew center are paving the path…