Saving Animals in the Wild: The Zoo’s Top Field Conservation Efforts of 2014

Blog post by Shasta Bray

Happy New Year! As we look back on 2014, let’s reflect on some of the Zoo’s significant contributions to wildlife conservation in the field this past year:

Helping Lions Thrive in Kenya’s South Rift Valley

Since 2011, the Zoo has partnered with the African Conservation Centre and the South Rift Association of Land Owners in Kenya on the Rebuilding the Pride program. This community-based…

Rare African Painted Dog Pups Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (January 9, 2015) –“Imara (ee-MAH-rah),” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s two-year-old African painted dog, has given birth to a wiggling pile of pups! Keepers have not settled on an exact number of pups in the litter but are saying that it’s between seven and ten, which is the average for a first-time mom. The first pup arrived early on Monday, January 5, with a steady stream of pups appearing throughout the day until the last one emerged…

Speakers Announced for the Cincinnati Zoo’s 2015 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2015 speakers for the annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

mug shot (2)Opening the Series on Wednesday, April 1, at 7…

Discover the World’s Most Exotic Locations with the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI  –  Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2015 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you! This year’s destinations include Tanzania, Belize and Argentina.  Encounter wildlife in wild places with a Cincinnati Zoo naturalist as your guide!

zebra_migrationTanzania Migration Safari – May 16 – 27, 2015

Visit a variety of East Africa’s wildlife habitats, each with its unique community…

Places to Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights

recycle_treesHamilton County drop off sites will also accept Christmas trees through Saturday, January 10.

http://www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/index.php?page=yard-trimmings-drop-off-sites

 

Christmas lights (any style) can also be taken to any Cohen location in the region – http://www.cohenusa.com/locations

 

Butler County residents can recycle their trees as well – http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/content/documents/ChristmasTree%20press%20release%202014.pdf or http://www.butlercountyrecycles.org/

 

Northern KY resident Christmas tree recycling – http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/KentuckyTreeRecyclingDisposal.php

 

 

Ring in the ZOO Year at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO:             Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages are invited to celebrate the 6th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Wednesday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

                        New Years activities will include shows by the Madcap Puppet Theater, a…

Now Accepting Designs for 2015 Rain Barrel Painting Event and Benefit Auction

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACincinnati, Ohio (December, 2014) — Calling all artists! We are currently accepting designs for the 2015 Rain Barrel Painting Event and Benefit Auction. Painted rain barrels are on display at the Zoo for the month of April, and auctioned off in a silent auction during Party for the Planet on April 23. All proceeds go directly to education programs that promote stormwater runoff reduction and healthy habitats.

Aging White Lion “Future” Euthanized

Cincinnati, Ohio (December, 2014) —Future, one of two male African white lions loaned permanently to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden by Siegfried and Roy in 1998, was euthanized yesterday due to age-related health issues.

The 17-year-old lion had been unable to venture into his outdoor exhibit since late October and struggled to walk in recent days. “Future’s ambulatory condition had deteriorated and his quality of life was a significant concern. Euthanasia was the most humane course of action,” said…

Moerlein Launch Events 12/7 & 12/8 Benefit Zoo’s Tigers

moerleinMOERLEIN LAUNCHES NEW CRAFT BEER CAN SERIES WITH LIMITED EDITION BAY OF BENGAL DOUBLE IPA

Preview and Launch Events Scheduled to Benefit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Tigers

Sunday Game Day Preview parties for the Bay of Bengal Double IPA benefiting the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Tigers will be at the following locations:

Place: Moerlein Lager House – 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202