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…

Foot Stompin’ Fun – ZooGrass Festival

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Live Bluegrass Music and Lumberjack Show Featured at ZooGrass Festival

CINCINNATI, OH – On Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will welcome the autumn foliage with its first ZooGrass Festival!  Guests will enjoy foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ Bluegrass music from the tri-state’s favorite bands along with Hank Peter’s Lumberjack Show, delicious Fall fare and handmade crafts, all set in the Zoo’s beautiful autumn gardens.

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Celebrate HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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HallZOOween, Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23

 

CINCINNATI – Calling all little ghouls and boys, don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) are encouraged to dress up in their wildest costumes and fill up their goodie bag as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own…

Cat Canyon Construction Begins!

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New Home for Large Cats Opens Next Summer

The Cat Canyon expansion is set to start on September 6, following Labor Day Weekend, and be finished in early summer 2012. During construction, the area behind Night Hunters will close and the large cats that are currently there will be off exhibit until Cat Canyon reopens.

Parts of the path that winds around the “Veldt” will also be closed during construction (see map.)  You will still be…

Kroger & Pepsico Donate $1 Million for Africa Exhibit

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Donation Supports Expansion of Zoo’s Africa Exhibit; Contributes to Zoo’s Transformational Journey

Cincinnati, OH – (August 30, 2011) –  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the second oldest zoo in the country, received a $1 million donation today from Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, and PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), the world’s second largest food and beverage company.  The funding will be used to expand the Zoo’s new Africa exhibit.