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…

Dumpster Diving for Zero Landfill Challenge

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Cincinnati Zoo Executives Talkin' Trash

CINCINNATI – (May 24, 2012) Nothing is too extreme for the Greenest Zoo in America!  On Friday, May 25, Cincinnati Zoo executives, like Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and Senior Director of Facilities Mark Fisher, as well as numerous other employees, volunteers and friends of the Zoo sorted through tons of trash at the Zoo for 12 straight hours with…

First Female Grevy's Zebra Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Wonder-Foal News for the Zoo!

CINCINNATI – (May 30, 2012) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has celebrated not one, but two big-baby births during its 26th annual Zoo Babies Celebration! On Wednesday, May 23, at 3:20 p.m., the Zoo’s female Grevy’s Zebra “Lainey Lyn” gave birth to a healthy 103 pound baby girl. This is the second Grevy’s zebra birth in the past three years for the Cincinnati Zoo’s breeding pair, mother “Lainey Lyn” and father “Shewa.”  The last…

Summer Season Kicks Off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Lots to See and Do at the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo!

CINCINNATI (May 25, 2012) — Come on out to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, this Saturday, May 26,  and help the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden kick off its 2012 summer season!  This summer, visitors will enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s recently opened Galapagos tortoise exhibit and new Cat Canyon exhibit – opening June 30!  See birds…

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit Opens May 24th

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Seven, 4-year-old giant Galapagos tortoises will be introduced to their new outdoor exhibit on Thursday, May 24, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Galapagos Tortoise exhibit was funded in part by the generous support of Thomas C. Theobold and the Theobold Family in memory of the late Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Theobold, the Zoo’s first staff veterinarian. This is the first walk-through reptile display for the Cincinnati Zoo.

Located outside of the Zoo’s historic Reptile House, the new interactive…

VOTE TODAY – MAY 15 – Help Us Win a Car!

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Cincinnati Zoo Selected as Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been named a Finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program among 500 other nonprofits from more than 4,000 applicants.  The program will award 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public.  The Zoo will be competing against four other non-profit organizations on Tuesday, May 15 for the…