Snowy White Colobus Monkey is Cincinnati Zoo’s First Baby of 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (January 18, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumb, or only a stub where the digit would usually be. Born last week to first-time-mom Adanna and dad Tiberius, the still-unnamed little one is strong, alert…

Ultrasound Confirms Hippo Pregnancy!

Cincinnati Zoo team captures worlds first image of a Nile hippo in the womb 

CINCINNATI, OH  (January 9, 2017) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news!  Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant.

Keepers, and almost everyone…

Santa Delivers Gifts to Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (December 23, 2016) – Santa made the rounds this morning, giving special presents to some of the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“I’ll be heading back to the North Pole tonight to get the sleigh loaded up with presents for boys and girls, so today was my last chance to deliver gifts to the animals,”…

Things are Heating up in Cincinnati Zoo’s Polar Bear Exhibit

CINCINNATI, OH  (December 20, 2016) – It’s freezing in Cincinnati but steamy in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bear exhibit where Anana, the Zoo’s new female, and long-time-resident male Little One are getting to know each other.  Since Anana’s arrival a few weeks ago, the two bears have been close enough to smell each…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Painted Dog Keepers Pick Cheesy Names for Pups

pups-2CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2016) – Ignoring the popular notion that it’s not easy being cheesy, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden keepers selected some stinky, mild and sharp names for the African painted dog pups born to mom Imara and dad Kwasi on October 16, 2016. The puppy cheese tray includes Nacho and Muenster, the two males,…

New Polar Bear Makes Cincinnati Zoo Debut

Anana explores Kroger Lords of the Arctic exhibit

CINCINNATI, OH  (November 30, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed Anana, a 16-year-old polar bear from Buffalo Zoo, early last week.  After settling in behind the scenes and getting a clean bill of health from Zoo vets, the new female got to explore her new outdoor digs this morning and quickly made herself at home.

Anana is here on a breeding recommendation from the polar bear Species Survival…

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes New Polar Bear

Polar bears from three North American Zoos trade places to save threatened species

CINCINNATI, OH (November 22, 2016) – Three polar bears from three different Zoos traveled a combined 1600 miles to their new homes yesterday.  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved Berit, escorted by a keeper who has cared for her throughout her 16 years in Cincinnati, arrived at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI, after a seven-hour drive and quickly settled into the spot vacated hours earlier…

Hope for Harry

Harapan has been at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) for one year and is doing great. Cincinnati Zoo’s CREW scientists are at SRS right now to collect genetic samples from Harapan and his brother Andalas, both born in Cincinnati, to freeze for future use. The global collaboration includes SRS staff, CREW and a veterinarian from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Go Team Rhino!

Cincinnati Zoo Statement Regarding USDA Review

Statement Regarding USDA Review

The Cincinnati Zoo reaffirms its longstanding commitment to the well-being of the resident animals and the safety of those inspired to view and conserve them.  Its stellar record in that regard includes forty-three million visitors over the last four decades who have enjoyed the Gorilla World exhibit without coming in contact with the gorillas.  In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections, including one conducted in…