Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

WHO:             On Santa’s last day at the Cincinnati Zoo the animals get a surprise visit from the big man himself! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and on Monday, December 23, Santa will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, African lions, and elephants.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2014 Landscaping Series

Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 8

CINCINNATI – Beat winter chill by thinking warm thoughts and preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 8.

For the past 20 years, Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, has put together a series of landscape classes for the home gardener. The classes take the homeowner through the process…

Sifaka Baby Born at the Cincinnati Zoo!

 CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is thrilled to announce the birth of a Sifaka (See-fah-kah) baby.  The male baby (whose name is yet to be determined) was born on November 16, to mother “Wilhelmina” and father “Rinaldo.”  Both parents arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo in April of 2011.  The parents were the first sifakas in the Zoo’s history and produced their first offspring, a male named “Bobby,” in September of 2012.  This is the pair’s second baby.

Shop for Gifts that Keep Giving at the Cincinnati Zoo!

 CINCINNATI (November 26, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a great place to check unique gifts off your holiday shopping list.  With dozens of Zoonique gift ideas, you can find something for everyone, including gifts that keep giving long after the holiday season is through.

Gifts that Keep Giving:

  • Annual Zoo Membership –Memberships are a great year-round holiday gift.  Benefits include: year-round admission, discounts on food and gift shops, member-only exhibit previews and events,…

Recycle Holiday Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo and Cohen, our official electronics recycling partner, are making it easy for you to recycle your old holiday lights responsibly. Just drop off your lights at any Cohen location or at the Zoo during PNC Festival of Lights!

Exclusive Cincinnati Zoo member benefit – receive an additional 20% payout for all electronics you recycle at a Cohen location plus 1 free CRT monitor (normally $5 to recycle). Enjoy more…

P&G, Reds & Zoo seek nominees for ‘Community Makeover’

CINCINNATI (Nov. 14, 2013) — Do you know of a park, ball field or neighborhood recreation area that is in need of a renovation?

P&G, the Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are looking for a special Greater Cincinnati community in need of a “Community Makeover.”

Nominate your community today!

1. Projects must include a minimum of one baseball and/or softball field and should also include a significant community park or asset in need of renovation.

P&G, Reds & Zoo seek nominees for ‘Community Makeover’

CINCINNATI (Nov. 14, 2013) — Do you know of a park, ball field or neighborhood recreation area that is in need of a renovation?

P&G, the Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are looking for a special Greater Cincinnati community in need of a “Community Makeover.”

Nominate your community today!

1. Projects must include a minimum of one baseball and/or softball field and should also include a significant community park or asset in need of renovation.

Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…