Cincinnati Zoo is Turning Staff into Gorilla Moms Again

 photo1CINCINNATI – (September 23, 2014) Primate keepers and staff at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are trading in their khaki uniforms for faux-fur vests for the next few months and will work as a team to hand raise a female baby gorilla, “Kamina” (pronounced Kuh-me-nuh), born August 16, 2014, at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (OKC Zoo) in Oklahoma City, OK. After raising baby gorilla “Gladys” and…

Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Zoo!

Event: Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 5th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Because the life-threatening issues facing this species are…

HallZOOween is October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26

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Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26

CINCINNATI – Little ghouls and boys can enjoy FOUR spooktacular weekends of fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their treat bags as…

Painted Dog Valley Now Home to Breeding Pair

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CINCINNATI – (September 10, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Painted Dog Valley is now home to a breeding pair of African painted dogs.  When the Zoo’s new  attraction opened earlier this summer, it displayed a single two-year-old female named “Imara.”  After three months, the Zoo found a suitable mate for Imara.  “Brahma,” an eight-year-old male, was introduced yesterday following a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan…

32nd Annual Zoofari: Flight of Fancy at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Biggest Annual Fundraiser Set to Take Flight

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to save the date for the 32nd annual Zoofari: Flight of Fancy – which takes place Friday, September 19, 2014.  More than 2,500 professional, civic, and philanthropic leaders flock to the Zoo for the most unique gala setting in Cincinnati. The Zoo’s signature party with a purpose will take flight at 6:30 p.m. and come to…

Cincinnati Zoo Remembers “Martha,” the World’s Last Passenger Pigeon

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Photo Opportunity – Monday, September 1, at 11 a.m.

Martha_last_passenger_pigeon_1914CINCINNATI – (August 19, 2014) On Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. the Cincinnati Zoo will stop and remember “Martha,” the world’s last passenger pigeon, who passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago.  To remember the loss of what was, at one time, the most numerous bird species on the planet, the Cincinnati Zoo is honoring Martha…

Visitor Appreciation Days – August 22, 23 &24

Half Priced Zoo Admission!

barnyard bonanzaCINCINNATI, OH (August 18, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for the community’s continued support with a much deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, on August 22 – 24.    

On one of the final weeks of summer,…

Eight DAY Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo is thrilled to introduce to the community its one-week-old Western Lowland gorilla, named “Mondika” (pronounced Mondeeka.)   The baby was born on August 4 and will be nicknamed “Mona” if it’s a girl or “Mondo” if it’s a boy.  Mondika’s public debut is WEATHER PERMITTING and will be taking place in the Zoo’s outdoor gorilla yard on Tuesday, August 12, at 11 a.m.    

Go Grey for World Elephant Day – August 12

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This World Elephant Day, Tuesday, August 12, people around the world are uniting to protect and celebrate elephants.   They need our help.  The increasing demand for ivory is driving African forest elephants to extinction.  You can join the herd and show your support for these incredible animals – and “Go Grey.” 

It’s really quite simple.   On August 12, wear grey. Wear grey clothes, shoes, hair ribbons, hair…you get the picture.  Join…

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla!

CINCINNATI, OH (August 4, 2014) –“Asha”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eleven-year-old Western Lowland gorilla has given birth to her first baby! On Monday, August 4, at 8:15 a.m. Asha delivered a healthy, approximately 5-pound, baby in her indoor stall. Asha and the baby will be spending time bonding indoors, but if mom and baby continue to do well (and weather cooperates), the pair should be outside soon.  The Zoo will continue to post updates on its website, Facebook…