2012 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series Speakers

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2012 speakers for the 20th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Once again, the prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists – including Sharon Matola, recipient of the 2012 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award! Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists…

Spring/Summer Programs & Events Guide Posted

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Starting with this issue, the quarterly guide to camps, classes & events will no longer be mailed to your home.  You’ll find it online at cincinnatizoo.org/education! We will send an e-mail notice to our members, z-mail subscribers & past program participants each quarter when new guides have been posted.

Please help us spread the word about our new delivery method so your friends…

Vote for Most Creative Cell Phone Collection Campaign

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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 ends January 16! 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.

The group that collects the most cell phones will be awarded the grand prize of $4,000 and the group with the most creative…

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

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Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2012 Travel Series has the perfect voyage for you!

From the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Africa, there is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2012 escorted by Cincinnati Zoo staff.

You can learn about travel packages to…

Thane Maynard Gives Free Lecture at UC on Jan. 24.

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The Fellows of the Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati have invited Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard to present a free, public lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Thane Maynard will speak at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center on the University of Cincinnati. His topic is “The Nature of Hope: Saving Endangered Species in the 21st Century.”

The free, public lecture is presented by the Fellows o

Penguin Days Are Here! Half Price Admission

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Save a Waddle Cash at the Cincinnati Zoo During Penguin Days

Half-Price Zoo Admission – DAILY – January 2 through February 29

WHO:             March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, January 2 through February 29.

Daily, guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguins parade through the park at 10…

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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We received so many great PNC Festival of Lights pho

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…