Baby Camel Puts Cuteness Over the Hump


Cincinnati Zoo’s First Camel Birth in Nearly 30 Years

CINCINNATI, OH (April 25, 2012) – The 26th annual celebration of Zoo Babies, which kicks off May 1, just got a little cuter with the birth of a baby camel.  “Saarai” (pronounced “sorry”), the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three-year-old Bactrian camel gave birth to her first calf, a boy, on Monday, April 23. The last time the Zoo celebrated a camel birth was nearly…

Make Smart Shopping Choices from your Smartphone with Sustainable Shopper App


As consumers, we all have the power to protect wildlife by using the Sustainable Shopper app to choose products made with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.  Palm oil is used in many of the foods and products we consume every day from frozen vegetables to shampoo. Oil palm plantations are spreading across Indonesia, which produces 85% of the world’s supply of palm oil, often to the detriment of its rainforests and wildlife. As consumers, we can choose to buy products made…

Cincinnati Zoo Offers Electronic Waste Recycling During Earth Day Celebration


CINCINNATI  (April 17, 2012) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is sponsoring an e-waste recycling drive to collect and recycle unwanted electronic waste from guests of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical and the local community during the Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

All electronics will be recycled by 2trg, a certified recycler that operates under zero…

Orange Leaf is Donating 10% of This Weekend’s Sales to the Zoo


On Saturday and Sunday, April 14th & 15th, Orange Leaf at Hyde Park Plaza (this location only) is donating 10% of sales to the Zoo! So if you are out and about this weekend – treat yourself to some delicious frozen yogurt with a fun assortment of toppings and know you are supporting a great cause.

In addition, the Zoo will have animals at the store from 1-2pm on Saturday. Thanks – and be sure to tell your family and…

Tips for Enjoying Your Spring Break Visit


With beautiful weather and many schools in the region closed for spring break, there will be extra traffic around the Zoo and possible delays getting in to start your amazing day!  Here are some tips to help minimize frustration and maximize enjoyment…

Best Times to Arrive
  • Get here early (we open at 9am)
  • Come in the late afternoon.  We close at 5pm.  (Stay for Tunes & Blooms every Thursday in April.)

Local Teens Helping Polar Bears


The 2011-2012 Project Polar Bear Contest has ended, and the Bi-national winners will be announced by Polar Bear International on April 16. Nine (team details) of the 35 teams registered to participate in the contest are affiliated with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW).

All teams worked hard on projects designed to encourage Saving Energy, Reforestation, Zero Waste by recycling and composting, and Closing the Loop by…

Stop By The New Welcome Center


Making More Animals and More Fun Easier Than Ever

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to introduce its NEW Welcome Center to Zoo guests.  What was once merely the stroller rental location is now a new, state-of-the-art welcome center that provides Zoo patrons with daily insights into what’s happening around the park that very day. 

The new communication hub will still host stroller and wheelchair rentals, but it will…

Hedgehog and Barn Owl Babies in Zoo Nursery!


Now On Display

 Four seven-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya.” Two male and two female, the siblings were born on February 4 and are being hand-raised by the Nursery keepers until they are old enough to be included in the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program.

Also being hand-raised for the Zoo’s Outreach Program is a…

100,000 Guests Arriving Early For Zoo Blooms!


See the Zoo in Bloom NOW Due to Warmer Weather

CINCINNATI (March 20, 2012) – With the first day of spring feeling more like the first day of summer,  the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting over 100,000 spring guests, early!  Zoo Blooms, dubbed “Tulip Mania”, is NOW sprouting and showcases more than 100,000 tulips and solidifies the Zoo’s standing as one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Due to the mild winter and early warm…

Rides & Attractions Open


Spring in Full Swing at Cincinnati Zoo

On Saturday, March 17, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden leaps into spring and officially opens the Zoo’s Conservation Carousel, 4-D Special FX Theater and the popular Safari Train. The rides were down for routine maintenance over the winter months.

Nearly 400,000 people board the Zoo’s Safari Train each year making it one of the most popular attractions at the Zoo. The 4-D Special FX Theater will open the season with two new…