P&G, Reds & Zoo Community Makeover

IMG_9437CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are partnering for the 2016 Community Makeover community service project on Thursday, July 28 in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Lower Price Hill.

Almost 400 volunteers from P&G North America Brand Management, the Cincinnati Zoo, Reds Community Fund and Kroger will participate in the day-long volunteer project at three sites in Lower Price Hill:

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First Time Mom Welcomes 6-Foot-Tall, 100-Pound Bundle of Joy at Cincinnati Zoo

cecebaby CINCINNATI, OH (July 27, 2016) – It may sound like a tall tale, but the giraffe born this morning at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden weighs approximately 100 pounds and towers over most of its keepers!  After an unusually quick labor, five-year-old giraffe Cece delivered a healthy calf at 10:27 a.m. in her indoor stall.  The calf stood within an hour of birth.

“Cece gave us a good indication that something…

The Weight is Over at the Cincinnati Zoo! Hippo Cove is now open to the public!

28371478201_fa236ddbd2_bCincinnati, OH (July 21, 2016) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s much-anticipated hippo exhibit is finally open, and it was worth the weight! Visitors marveled at the girth of hippos Bibi & Henry for the first time this morning as the pair floated, splashed and belly-flopped in their 70,000-gallon pool.

Members took advantage of the opportunity to enter the Zoo at 8 a.m.  for Hippo Cove’s opening and were the first to…

Cincinnati Zoo Adds FREE Wi-Fi to Enhance Guest Experience

22025862925_a8bc326be5_bEasier and faster than ever to share your summer adventure!

 CINCINNATI, OH – (July 1, 2016) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors can now stay connected to family and friends using the Zoo’s new “ZooFreeWifi” network, engineered by Powernet and funded by a grant from an anonymous donor.

“Free Wi-Fi is available in parks, coffee shops, museums, libraries, hotels, city centers, breweries and even churches. It has become an expectation, and it…

Cincinnati Zoo Just Gained 8,000 Pounds!

The hippos have arrived and Hippo Cove will open ahead of schedule. 

Cincinnati, OH (June 30, 2016) After a twenty-year hippo hiatus, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is three weeks away from opening Hippo Cove, a newly-constructed exhibit that features a 70,000-gallon pool and an underwater viewing area where visitors can get nose-to-nostril with the Zoo’s two hippos.

Henry, a 34-year-old male hippopotamus from Dickerson Park Zoo, and Bibi, a 17-year-old female from St. Louis Zoo, have arrived…

An Open Letter to the Greater Cincinnati Community from Director Thane Maynard

On behalf of everybody involved with the Cincinnati Zoo I want to thank our local community for the caring concern you have shown since the tragic death of Harambe.

In this ever-connected, social media age, it seems that everybody, everywhere learned of our tragedy on the day it happened.  This opened up a typhoon of international criticism and finger pointing the likes of which I had never experienced before.

But here in our community the response has been more level…

Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

fathersdayCome Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19

WHO:             Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Take Dad to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on us!  All dads will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

WHAT:          Father’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo is a great time to enjoy animal shows, keeper chats, take a train ride, see a 4-D show, and so…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World Reopens

IMG_8312_lighterCINCINNATI  (June 7, 2016) – After being closed since the tragic death of 17-year-old silverback Harambe on May 28, 2016, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Gorilla World exhibit reopened to the public this morning.

“This has been a difficult and emotional time for everyone at the Zoo, especially Harambe’s caretakers.  We’ve never been through anything like this, and the experience has been surreal,” said Zoo Director Thane…

Cincinnati Zoo Plans to Reopen Gorilla World Next Week

barrierCINCINNATI (June 2, 2016) – Over 43 million people have safely enjoyed the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit without incident in the 38 years that it’s been open.  That changed last Saturday when a young boy climbed over the public barrier, made his way through more than five feet of bushes and dropped into the moat. This breach resulted in the loss of Harambe, a beloved and endangered gorilla.

Honoring Harambe

harambeCincinnati Zoo provides ways to support gorilla conservation

CINCINNATI  (June 1, 2016) – Since the tragic death of Harambe last Saturday, thousands of people have asked how they can help gorillas in the wild.  As a result, the Cincinnati Zoo is redoubling its efforts to support gorilla conservation and encouraging others to join us.

For the past 15 years, the Cincinnati Zoo has played a key role in West…