Lighting the Menorah 12/22

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Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.

WHO: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be celebrating the joys of Hanukah with the annual lighting of the Menorah. Representatives from the Congregation B’Nai Tikvah will be in attendance during the lighting ceremony.

WHAT: The lighting of the Menorah ceremony will take place at the Garden of Peace located next to the Wings of the World. This garden was donated by the Cincinnati Jewish Community and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati to…

Photo Contest Winner Announced

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to entries that we had to let our Facebook fans vote on our three favorites.  With 539 “likes” the little boy in lights won by a landslide!

Congratulations to Corrie Schaffeld who submitted this photo. Corrie will receive an original work of art by Klyde our Black Rhino! Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos. There were a lot of great ones…

Happy 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 invited to celebrate the 3rd annual Happy ZOO Year. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Saturday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows of…

29th Annual PNC Festival of Lights – November 25 – January 1

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is making spirits bright this holiday season with the tri-state’s longest running holiday tradition – the 29th Annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to over two-million LED lights strung throughout the Zoo, guests can also enjoy Madcap puppets in black-light, a NEW Wild Lights Show, train rides, rappin’ elves and so much more.

The PNC Festival of Lights opens November 25 and glows through January 1, 2012 from…

Calling All Schools and Scout Groups – Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000

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The Cincinnati Zoo’s Project Saving Species and The Gorilla Glue Company have teamed up to create a national competition called the Go Bananas Challenge!, which kicks off today! The competition challenges schools and scout groups, across the country, to Answer the Call, and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones to help save gorillas.

Cell phones contain an ore called coltan. And one of the only places in the world where this ore can be found is…

Single Silverback Gorilla (SSG) Seeking Single Female Gorilla (SFG)

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Walking on Knuckles Preferred

Cincinnati, OH (October 28, 2011) – Trying to find a good match for a gorilla can sound much like a personal ad for humans (without the knuckle walking, of course). “Jomo,” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 20-year-old silverback gorilla will soon welcome two female gorillas in hopes of finding true love. Cincinnati Zoo gorillas have been some of the most prolific gorillas in captivity, making Cincinnati one of the top breeders of this endangered species…

"What's Your Green Umbrella" Campaign Kicks Off

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City of Cincinnati Campaign Challenge:

Register 30,000 to reduce 300,000 tons of carbon emissions

The City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) launched a new campaign at a press conference here at the Zoo on 10/27.  The “What’s Your Green Umbrella?” campaign is a multimedia effort to save energy, save money and help the environment. 

Celebrating 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

CREW Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

Excerpt from 10-09-2011 Enquirer Article Written by John Johnston

Thirty years ago this month, in a small basement room of the Elephant House, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden began a research program aimed at saving endangered animals from extinction.

From those humble beginnings evolved a program that today can boast of numerous scientific breakthroughs and “a cutting-edge laboratory that's shoulder to shoulder with the best in

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Cincinnati Zoo’s “Illusion” Headed Home

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Rescued Manatee to be Released Back to the Wild

Illusion, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 978-pound Florida manatee is heading home soon.  After arriving at the Cincinnati Zoo one year ago, Illusion will return to the wild on November 9 as part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Visitors can see Illusion at…

Cincinnati Zoo Recognized for Significant Achievement In Green Practices

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Silver Spring, Maryland (October 4, 2011) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been recognized for its Significant Achievement in the newly established Green Award for its outstanding environmental consciousness and institutional green practices.

The Green Award recognizes programs that exist institution-wide to reduce the environmental impact of the organization from a business operations standpoint.

“The Cincinnati Zoo recognizes that how it operates its facilities is an important…