Local Teens Helping Polar Bears

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The 2011-2012 Project Polar Bear Contest has ended, and the Bi-national winners will be announced by Polar Bear International on April 16. Nine (team details) of the 35 teams registered to participate in the contest are affiliated with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

All teams worked hard on projects designed to encourage Saving Energy, Reforestation, Zero Waste by recycling and composting, and Closing the Loop by…

Stop By The New Welcome Center

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Making More Animals and More Fun Easier Than Ever

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to introduce its NEW Welcome Center to Zoo guests.  What was once merely the stroller rental location is now a new, state-of-the-art welcome center that provides Zoo patrons with daily insights into what’s happening around the park that very day. 

The new communication hub will still host stroller and wheelchair rentals, but it will…

Hedgehog and Barn Owl Babies in Zoo Nursery!

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Now On Display

 Four seven-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya.” Two male and two female, the siblings were born on February 4 and are being hand-raised by the Nursery keepers until they are old enough to be included in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program.

Also being hand-raised for the Zoo’s Outreach Program is a…

100,000 Guests Arriving Early For Zoo Blooms!

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See the Zoo in Bloom NOW Due to Warmer Weather

CINCINNATI (March 20, 2012) – With the first day of spring feeling more like the first day of summer,  the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting over 100,000 spring guests, early!  Zoo Blooms, dubbed “Tulip Mania”, is NOW sprouting and showcases more than 100,000 tulips and solidifies the Zoo’s standing as one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Due to the mild winter and early warm…

Rides & Attractions Open

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Spring in Full Swing at Cincinnati Zoo

On Saturday, March 17, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden leaps into spring and officially opens the Zoo’s Conservation Carousel, 4-D Special FX Theater and the popular Safari Train. The rides were down for routine maintenance over the winter months.

Nearly 400,000 people board the Zoo’s Safari Train each year making it one of the most popular attractions at the Zoo. The 4-D Special FX Theater will open the season with two new…

Tulips & Tunes Set to Bloom at the Zoo!

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Visitors May See Tulips Soon Due to Mild Winter

After a mild Cincinnati winter, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ready to bloom with more color and tulips than ever before! Zoo Blooms, dubbed “Tulip Mania”, sprouts in April and will showcase more than 100,000 tulips and solidify the Zoo’s standing as one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest.  As one of two accredited Botanical Gardens in Ohio, the…

Four Baby Hedgehogs Sprout at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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 Four 4-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya,” and are currently off exhibit, behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery. 

Two male and two female, the siblings were born on February 4 and are being hand-raised by the Nursery keepers until they are old enough to be included in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program.  The babies are spending time…

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Oldest Zoo Building in the Country Gets a Face Lift

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Historic Reptile House Under Renovation

 The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is home to the oldest Zoo building in the country, the Reptile House.  The 137 year old building, which has been home to primates and reptiles, is currently undergoing  major external upgrades to the roof, mortars, windows and vents.  These renovations will maintain the aesthetic appeal of the national historic landmark and will ensure that the building’s foundation is…

Rare Sumatran Rhino Pregnancy at Indonesian Sanctuary

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Cincinnati Zoo’s “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

Indonesia (February 9, 2012) – Scientists around the world are following the pregnancy of one of the world’s most endangered species, the Sumatran rhino. At the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, “Ratu” has just completed the 11th month of her pregnancy. The expectant Sumatran rhino’s pregnancy will probably last four to five months longer.

In February 2010, Ratu’s first pregnancy was diagnosed but she miscarried after two…