Reds Day at the Cincinnati Zoo


Meet players, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper!

WHO: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting Reds Day at the Zoo Wednesday, July 27! Zoo Guests will be able to enjoy a question and answer session with Cincinnati Reds players as well as Meet & Greet with Reds mascots Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red and Gapper.

WHAT: Activities Include: • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Reds Rover • 11 a.m. – Noon – Meet & Greet with Mr. Redlegs…

Go on a Jungle Adventure with Diego and Dora!


CINCINNATI— Dora the Explorer and Diego are coming to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden this Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, for a special meet and greet with their fans from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The pair will be at the 4-D Special FX Theater alternating every 30 minutes.

After meeting your favorite character, make sure to stop in to the theater to see Dora and Diego in their 4-D Adventure “Catch the Robot Butterfly.” In the…

P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship


P&G Pet Care Wildlife Conservation Scholarship Program Established for Veterinary Students
In Partnership with Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

CINCINNATI — A new summer scholarship program has been established with the support of P&G Pet Care to provide hands-on scientific training to veterinary students interested in pursuing wildlife conservation research as a possible career focus. In a partnership between the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated by Painful Loss


CINCINNATI, OH (July 1, 2011) – It is with great sadness and despair that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announces the loss of its three-month-old giraffe, Zuri.  Zoo veterinarians noticed Zuri’s fractured leg had become more unstable earlier this week, which prompted the medical procedure today.  During the examination, vets determined that Zuri had done further damage to the fracture site. As a result of this damage, the fracture was not healing as expected and staff were unfortunately presented with…

Zebra Stripes Ice Cream Benefits Zoo

Zebra Stripes Ice Cream

Zebra Stripes Ice Cream – Available at UDF
• The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with Homemade Brand Ice Cream to create a zoo-themed ice cream, Zebra Stripes, to benefit the Cincinnati Zoo!
• All proceeds of the sale of Homemade Brand Zebra Stripes Ice Cream go to the Cincinnati Zoo.
• Zebra Stripes is made of Pure White Madagascar Vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge stripes.
• Zebra Stripes is only available for a limited time, so hurry in to…

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


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


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


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…