Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Now Expecting

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 27, 2012) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s five-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, due in the next month.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and currently can be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. The Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will be live-tweeting leading up to and during the birth.  Make sure you follow hashtag #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

 The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births dates back to 1889 when it became…

Cincinnati Zoo Awarded National Leadership Grant for Plant Conservation

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the only Ohio institution to receive a prestigious National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2012. This competitive grant was awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo to support a three-year research study at the Zoo’s Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) that will provide critical information for botanical gardens in the U.S. and worldwide to aid in developing…

First Sifaka Birth for Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of its first Sifaka (SEE-fah-kah) baby.  The baby boy was born on September 3 to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo” who arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifaka’s in the Zoo’s history. 

“Not only is this species a rarity at the Cincinnati Zoo, but with only 54 individuals in captivity in the world, all at 10 US zoos,…

Cheetah Cub & Puppy Pals

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s African cheetah cub, Savanna, and 13-week-old labrador mix puppy, Max, were recently introduced to each other, on September 5, and are quickly becoming great friends!

Savanna was born at the Zoo’s Regional Cheetah Breeding Facility in Clermont County, Ohio on June 22, but she was moved to the Zoo’s Nursery after her mother, Lucy, (this is her first litter) could not provide adequate care. Zoo Nursery keepers bottle fed the cub six times a day, every 2.5…

Cincinnati Bengal Linebackers Tackle for Tigers

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Tackles Raise Money for Cincinnati Zoo’s Conservation Program

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals to give linebackers a little extra motivation this season to Tackle for Tigers! For every tackle the Cincinnati Bengals’ linebackers make this season, $15, courtesy of JS Gold & Coin and Holman Motors, goes directly to the Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT (Animals Depend…

HallZOOween – October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, & 27-28

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Visit the Always Hairy and Never Scary at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Trick-or-treating has never been so wild! Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden. Children (12 and under) can fill up their bag as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag. Along the way, you may encounter Pumpkin Pandemonium –…

Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000

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Children across the Country Answer the Call

CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up for the second year in a row to promote a national competition called the Go Bananas! Challenge which kicks off  September 1, 2012! The competition challenges school and community youth groups across the country to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to…

The World’s Wildest Radio Show Celebrates 25 Years

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The 90-Second Naturalist Thane Maynard Shares Bite-Sized Portions of the Big Picture

CINCINNATI, OH (August 27, 2012) – If you give him a minute, he’ll give you 90 seconds.  These are the words that the host of The 90-Second Naturalist Thane Maynard has lived by for the last 25 years.  Maynard’s popular nationally syndicated radio series, dubbed the “World’s Wildest Radio Show,” shares bite-sized portions of the big picture of the natural world. 

The 90-Second Naturalist first aired August 27,…

Half Priced Admission & Parking 8/24 – 8/26

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Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden wants to express gratitude to their visitors! As a “Thank You” to Hamilton County for their continued support, Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission and parking to the world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during Visitor Appreciation Days, August 24, 25 & 26. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors will be able to come face-to-face with…

Fennec Fox Kits Now On Display at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 For the first time since 1994, the Cincinnati Zoo is proud to announce the birth of three Fennec fox kits.  The kits, one male and two females, were born at the Zoo on July 16 and are now on display in the Night Hunters exhibit.

Born to father, “Stomp” and mother, “Sage,” the kits are being raised by both parents. Fennec fox males help in raising the kits, providing food for mom when the kits are young and then providing…