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…

Tulips & Tunes Set to Bloom at the Zoo!


Visitors May See Tulips Soon Due to Mild Winter

After a mild Cincinnati winter, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ready to bloom with more color and tulips than ever before! Zoo Blooms, dubbed “Tulip Mania”, sprouts in April and will showcase more than 100,000 tulips and solidify the Zoo’s standing as one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest.  As one of two accredited Botanical Gardens in Ohio, the…

Four Baby Hedgehogs Sprout at the Cincinnati Zoo!


 Four 4-week-old, hedgehogs are currently hogging all of the attention at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The four incredibly cute hedgehogs were born to mother, “Mali” and father, “Kenya,” and are currently off exhibit, behind the scenes in the Zoo’s Children’s Zoo Nursery. 

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.  The babies are spending time…

Oldest Zoo Building in the Country Gets a Face Lift


Cincinnati Zoo’s Historic Reptile House Under Renovation

 The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is home to the oldest Zoo building in the country, the Reptile House.  The 137 year old building, which has been home to primates and reptiles, is currently undergoing  major external upgrades to the roof, mortars, windows and vents.  These renovations will maintain the aesthetic appeal of the national historic landmark and will ensure that the building’s foundation is…

Rare Sumatran Rhino Pregnancy at Indonesian Sanctuary


Cincinnati Zoo’s “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

Indonesia (February 9, 2012) – Scientists around the world are following the pregnancy of one of the world’s most endangered species, the Sumatran rhino. At the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, “Ratu” has just completed the 11th month of her pregnancy. The expectant Sumatran rhino’s pregnancy will probably last four to five months longer.

In February 2010, Ratu’s first pregnancy was diagnosed but she miscarried after two…

We’re a Blue Manatee Char-atee (Charity)


Special Benefits for Cool Customers!

Blue Manatee is encouraging customers to “buy local and share the love” with their blue manatee:humanatee cool customer card.  Cool customers receive immediate ‘thank you’ goodies including a discount code for blue manatee boxes  followed by a wealth of family-friendly benefits, including discounts, rebates, special invites, and more.  Each family member even gets a free manatee cookie and ‘just right’ beverage on their birthday.  And 1% of annual sales…

Attend Sustainable Landscape Strategies Symposium – Feb. 29


The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ “Effective Sustainable Urban Landscape Strategies Symposium” will be a jam-packed program with expert speakers in attendance to take on the challenge and answer the questions of how we can design, build and maintain the most sustainable landscapes possible.  

Date: February 29th, 2012 (Registration is now closed.)

Time:  8:00-5:00 

Where: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Education Center, Frisch’s Theater 

Cost:  $49.00, includes free parking and catered lunch 

Tickets:  Click…

Shop at Saks in February & Benefit the Zoo


February 1 to 29, 2012, Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to charity. The donations will benefit certain local organizations, including The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community. “Saks Fifth Avenue is committed to our local communities. We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and look forward to giving back locally with this exciting and newly implemented national program,”…