2018 Cincinnati Zoo Conservation Series Includes Conversations about Elephants, Lions, Conservation, and Gardens

First lecture takes place March 7 at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati, OH (February 5, 2018)—  Tickets are now available for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The first of four lectures will be held on March 7 at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion and will focus on the future of Asian elephants in human care. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the Barrows…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Superstar Hippo makes Super Prediction on Episode 2 of The Fiona Show on Facebook Watch

See Fiona make her choice tomorrow at noon EST 

CINCINNATI (January 31, 2018) – Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s infamous baby hippo, overcame incredible odds to survive and will soon be an odds maker!  She will make her Eagles vs. Patriots prediction tomorrow, February 1, 2018, at noon EST during the second episode of  “The Fiona Show” on Facebook Watch.

“This is Fiona’s first sports prediction,” said Christina Gorsuch, Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of mammals.  “It will be…

Happy First Birthday to Fiona!

Hippo-sized celebration is happening at the Cincinnati Zoo this Saturday

Cincinnati, OH (January 17, 2018)— Cincinnati’s favorite baby hippo will be one year old on January 24!  This is a major milestone for the preemie that almost didn’t make it, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is throwing a party, a few days before her actual birthday, to celebrate.

Join…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Aadorable Aardvark Baby to be Named Winsol!

Wrinkly new resident epitomizes “so ugly it’s cute”

Cincinnati, OH (January 5, 2018)— Ali, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 13-year-old female aardvark, gave birth to a baby boy on December 21, 2017.  Since then, mom and baby have been bonding behind the scenes with a little help from the Zoo’s animal care team, who have named him Winsol because he was born on the winter solstice.

Neonate and aardvark care staff members are…

DNA from Cincinnati Zoo’s “Ipuh” Provides Evidence that Trouble for Sumatran Rhinos Began 1 Million Years Ago

In addition to being responsible for the existence of about 10% of the world’s remaining Sumatran rhinos, Cincinnati Zoo’s beloved Ipuh has now helped scientists trace the start of his species’ population decline and provided basic biological information that may improve the health and well being of future generations.

Photos:  Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo |  Ipuh at Cincinnati Museum Center | 2017 Sumatra Visit

An international team of researchers…

Learn Landscaping from Gardening Experts at the Greenest Zoo in America

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers landscaping classes

CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2017) – Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2018 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning February 7.

Join Steve Foltz, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, for one of…

Gorillas Make Debut in Cincinnati Zoo’s New Indoor Habitat

Gorilla World opens to the public tomorrow, December 6

CINCINNATI (December 5, 2017) – The much-anticipated indoor habitat for Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s gorillas will open to the public tomorrow, December 6. Donors and sponsors, including The Spaulding Foundation, Harry and Linda Fath, Farmer Family Foundation, and Gorilla Glue, officially cut the ribbon and previewed the facility earlier today.

“We…

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Special Care for Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Citizens

Many of the older animals at the Cincinnati Zoo require the same TLC and medications as your grandparents might.  Arthritis, high blood pressure, vision and cardiac issues are as common in animals as they are in humans.  As a result, the Zoo’s hospital is stocked with anti-inflammatories, diuretics and beta blockers.


Animals in Zoos tend to live longer than they would in the wild, where…