New Approach Used by Cincinnati Zoo Reproductive Scientists Improves Pregnancy Odds

Endangered Ocelot Born at the Texas Zoo from Novel Artificial Insemination Validates Method

An ocelot kitten born four weeks ago at the Texas Zoo in Victoria was produced using a new artificial insemination (AI) approach that improves the timing of AI relative to the female’s ovarian cycle. The birth of a healthy kitten helps to validate this “fixed-time” AI method for producing pregnancies in endangered cat species.

“By suppressing the…

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Thank you for your support. Because of your generosity, you’ve helped us cover costs for Fiona’s 24/7 care, vet support, hippo room modifications & new flooring, formula, baby-proofing, baby pools, blood analysis, extra indoor heating and more! Stay up-to-date with Fiona’s progress here.

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Cincinnati Zoo Okapi Delivers Healthy Baby Boy

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 23, 2017) – The baby boom continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Eight-year-old okapi Kuvua gave birth to a healthy, sixty-pound baby boy last week and all is well in the okapi barn.

“This is Kuvua’s third calf, so she knew what to do right away.  The calf stood within an hour of birth and nursed 30 minutes later,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “She immediately started nuzzling and cleaning the…

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona

Good neighbors lend life-saving support to Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo baby

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 20, 2017) – When Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

“Preemies have very tiny and unstable veins, and even though our vet team was able to get multiple IVs placed, the veins…

Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH  (February 7, 2017) –  Three Malayan tiger cubs were born on Friday, February 3, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are now being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery.  First-time mom Cinta’s maternal instincts did not kick in and vets, concerned that the cubs’ body temperatures would dip too low without the warmth of mom’s…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Bald Eagle to Take Flight at GABP

Watch Sam the bald eagle soar to new heights before Reds games!

CINCINNATI (February 2, 2017) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s bald eagle “Sam” will take flight again this year for the Cincinnati Reds home games at Great American Ball Park. Sam, who just turned 18, will fly about 340 ft from the party deck in center field to…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Baby has a Name

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 31, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s week-old hippo calf will be called Fiona, which means “fair”.

“Even though Fiona’s not out of the woods yet, every baby needs a name and her animal care team thought the name was a perfect fit for their “fair” little girl,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator…

Upcoming Horticulture Events: Get Gardening Guidance from Zoo Garden Experts

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers classes for homeowners & more

CINCINNATI (January 30, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting two Zoo Garden events this month. From gardening classes to creating sustainable landscapes, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast and green industry professional.

Homeowners can