Nocturnal House at the Cincinnati Zoo Says Goodnight

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 47-year-old Nocturnal House will be closing its doors to the public the weekend of Friday, the 13th, appropriately.  With the opening of the new Night Hunters exhibit on May 21, the last day to experience the Zoo’s Nocturnal House will be Sunday, May 15.

Nocturnal favorites like vampire bats, pottos, aardvarks, fennec foxes, Indian giant fruit bats, and Garnett’s galagos, will be relocating to their new home at Night Hunters – phase I of…

Largest Publicly Accessible Urban Solar Array

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Cincinnati Zoo and Melink Celebrate the Largest Publicly Accessible Urban Solar Array in the Country

Cincinnati, OH (May 9, 2011) - The Greenest Zoo in America is now officially generating power from the Sun!  During a press conference earlier today, the Cincinnati Zoo and Melink Corporation announced the opening of a new 1.56 megawatt solar canopy – the largest publicly accessible urban solar array in the country!  The 6,400 solar panels, located in the…

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe is One-Month-Old

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Zuri, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s female baby giraffe turns one-month-old TODAY!  Over the weekend, Zuri was introduced to her outdoor yard, with her mom, Tessa.  Zuri loved her time outside and is excited to be spending more time in the great outdoors, weather permitting.  Video of Zuri, the baby giraffe, outside for the first time is available and can be viewed here – http://youtu.be/fVAsOuag4vY.

Weather permitting, guests will be able to view Zuri in her outdoor yard…

What’s all the FUZZ about at the Cincinnati Zoo?

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A six-foot-tall, 120-pound baby highlights the 25th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell, at the Cincinnati Zoo.  “Zuri,” a female baby Maasai giraffe was born April 2 and guests will get their first chance to see the baby and her parents outside at the Giraffe Ridge exhibit during Zoo Babies.  Zuri is certainly this year’s most popular baby, but she’s not the only baby you can see at the Cincinnati Zoo.  This year’s crops ranges from short…

4/27 Barrows Lecture Canceled

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Regrettably the April 27, 2011 Barrows Lecture by Dr. William Conway has been canceled. Dr. Conway is unable to attend due to an unplanned surgical procedure. Fortunately Dr. Conway is doing well and we are hoping to reschedule the lecture. We will keep you posted as soon as we have a new date.

Party for the Planet – An Earth Day Celebration!

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WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet at the Greenest Zoo in America!   The Celebration kicks off on Thursday April 21, with a FREE concert during Tunes & Blooms, from 6-8:30 p.m.! This night of music in the garden will feature the sounds of local favorites; The Tillers and The Seedy Seeds!

The party continues with 25+ exhibitors on hand to share their expertise and resources about living more sustainably within their communities. Topics include solar…

Easter is “Egg-citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo

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WHAT: Hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo for the annual Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This egg-citing event for children young and old will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.

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Welcome Zuri!

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CINCINNATI, OH (April 15, 2011) – The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce that the name “Zuri” has been voted the official name of the baby giraffe!  After an exciting week of seeing name suggestions on the Zoo’s Facebook page, the Zoo left the final decision to the public and more than 9,000 people answered the call by voting online.  Zuri was a clear winner, with 4,838 votes.

Naming baby Zuri was not an easy task.  After a LONG process…

Monkey Island

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Snow Monkey Easter Egg Hunt