Vote for Caspian for Cutest Zoo Baby in U.S.

Caspian - The Eurasian Eagle Owl

Our little (not for long) Eurasian Eagle Owl needs your help to win Budget Travel’s Cutest Zoo Baby 2011 contest. He is one of three finalists, and the other two are pretty darn cute (as Thane Maynard would say.) It’s going to be tough for Caspian to pull ahead of a baby cheetah and a baby Bornean orangutan, but we’re going to try!

You can vote once per day on Budget Travel’s website – Click…

Red Panda Paw Paintings in Zoo Shop

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Limited quantities of red panda paw print paintings created by our very own red pandas are now on sale in the Zoo Shop.  Three sizes -  11×14 for $49.99, 8×10 for $20, and Cards for $4.99- are available, and proceeds go toward the conservation of red pandas.

The red panda is vulnerable to becoming an endangered species.  The red panda can be found high up in tree…

Pallas’ Cats Born from Artificial Insemination

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First Pallas’ Cat Kittens Produced with New Laparoscopic Oviductal Technique

CINCINNATI (June 23, 2011) – Three healthy Pallas’ cat kittens were born on June 8, 2011 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following a laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) procedure conducted by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). This pregnancy and birth are the world’s first ever in Pallas’ cats from artificial insemination.  

Dr. Bill Swanson, CREW’s…

Vets Make House Call to Baby Giraffe

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CINCINNATI, OH (June 21, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-week-old baby giraffe, had her second scheduled doctor’s visit since breaking her leg on May 19. Zoo keepers and veterinarians, along with Equine Specialists Dr. Thomas Beckman and Dr. Michael Farwick, performed the procedure last week indoors at Giraffe Ridge.

The one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on is a well-orchestrated process. It involves 15-20 people – all playing a…

Silverback Gorilla Jomo Gets Heart Checkup

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 Cincinnati Zoo, The Christ Hospital and Toshiba Team Up for a Preventative Study

CINCINNATI – “Jomo”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 19 year-old silverback, western lowland gorilla gets a heart checkup as part of a preventative study.  A team of human cardiologists, technicians and corporate partners made the house call to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit recently to perform an awake cardiac ultrasound (also known as an echocardiogram or an echo) on Jomo.   As in humans,…

Zuri Gets a Checkup & A New Cast

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CINCINNATI, OH (May 31, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s eight-week-old baby giraffe, received her first checkup since injuring her leg on May 19.  Zoo keepers and veterinarians performed the one-hour procedure of removing Zuri’s cast, taking X-rays of her leg and putting a new cast on, Tuesday morning.

“Today’s procedure went according to plan,” said David Oehler, Director of Animal Collections at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Zuri’s leg is healing and we will continue to…

Every Day is Amazing at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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CINCINNATI (May 25, 2011) – Every day is amazing at the Cincinnati Zoo!  Beginning this Saturday, May 28, guests will experience Summer Adventure, presented by Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.  This summer, visitors will enjoy a variety of energetic shows and attractions throughout the park, in addition to the Zoo’s new Night Hunters exhibit.  See birds soar overhead at the Great American Wings of Wonder Bird Show and cheetahs race at top speeds at the Cheetah Encounter.  Guests can…

Zuri Injures Leg

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 CINCINNATI, OH (May 20, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s seven-week-old baby giraffe, “Zuri” injured her leg yesterday in her indoor stall at Giraffe Ridge.  When the first keeper arrived early Thursday morning, he noted that Zuri was lying down as usual when he went in to feed.  When Zuri went to stand he noticed she was limping and immediately contacted the Zoo’s veterinary staff.

 “Obviously, everyone here at the Cincinnati Zoo is extremely concerned about Zuri,” said Thane Maynard,…

Night Hunters Opening at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI – This Saturday, May 21, the Cincinnati Zoo will reopen the Cat House under its new name, Night Hunters.   This new multi-sensory journey through the wild at night features a variety of cats like the clouded leopard, Pallas’ cats, sand cat, fishing cat, caracal, and the black-footed cat, as well as other nocturnal predators such as the Eurasian eagle owl, potto, vampire bats, fennec fox, aardvark, and Burmese python.

The journey through Night Hunters culminates in an open interactive…