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…

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…

Celebrating 30 Years of Saving Species with Science

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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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