It’s a GIRL at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Help Name the Baby Giraffe

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OH (April 5, 2011) – It’s a GIRL!  The baby giraffe, born Saturday, April 2 at the Cincinnati Zoo is a girl!  Now, she needs a name.  Name suggestions will be accepted on the Zoo’s Facebook page through this Friday, April 8, at which time the Zoo’s giraffe keepers will pick their favorites.

“Obviously we’re excited to have a thriving, healthy calf with excellent parents,” said Thane Maynard,…

Baby Giraffe Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI, OH (April 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe gave birth to her first calf this morning, April 2 at 9:40 a.m. in her indoor stall. This news is especially exciting considering that the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was nearly 26 years ago!  The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births actually dates back to 1889 when it became the first zoo in the Western Hemisphere to have a…

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Largest Publicly Accessible, Urban, Solar Array in the U.S is Under Construction at the Zoo!

The greenest Zoo in America will soon generate power from the Sun!  This Spring, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will be greeted by the largest publicly accessible, urban solar array in the country – a 1.56 megawatt system with 6,400 panels installed on a canopy structure over the Zoo’s Vine Street Parking Lot.  The structure will provide shade for nearly 800 of the 1,000…

Cincinnati Zoo Going for Number One at Number Two

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CINCINNATI, OH – With a strong commitment to “green”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will now turn its efforts to “brown”. As the Greenest Zoo in America, the Cincinnati Zoo is a leader in wind power, solar energy, water conservation and storm water management. Now, there is much ado about poo. That’s right. The Zoo is going for the title of being #1 at #2! More than 1,100 pounds of elephant and giraffe dung, 900 pounds of Sumatran rhino,…

Endangered Ocelot Born Following Novel Artificial Insemination Procedure

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First Successful Oviductal AI in Any Wild Cat Species

 

CINCINNATI – (March 7, 2011) A Brazilian ocelot kitten was born on January 22, 2011 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo following a laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination (AI) procedure conducted by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). This pregnancy and birth are the first ever in a wild cat species using this new oviductal insemination technique. Link to video –…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Soon

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CINCINNATI, OH (March 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant, due within the next two months. This news is especially exciting considering the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was 1985. The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births actually dates back to 1889 when it became the first zoo in the Western Hemisphere to have a giraffe born in captivity. (NOTE FOR MEDIA: Media are invited to attend a photo…

Discover the World’s Most Exotic Destinations

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CINCINNATI – Whether you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2011 Travel Series has the perfect voyage for you!

From the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Africa, there is a world of wonder waiting for you to explore. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers exciting and educational wildlife travel adventures in 2011 escorted by Cincinnati Zoo staff. You can learn about travel packages from the African savannah…

More Tulips, New Music Blooming this Spring at the Zoo

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will blossom into a magnificent explosion of vibrant color when Zoo Blooms kicks off this April! More than 90,000 tulips in full bloom, free evening concerts by some of Cincinnati’s finest musicians and an Easter celebration for kids will be highlighted during Zoo Blooms.

As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio and one of the most visited public gardens in the United States, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of…

Local Musicians Play the Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI— A collection of Cincinnati’s finest and most-respected music veterans will rock the garden during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The 2011 Tunes & Blooms concert series, FREE after 5 p.m., will feature great local artists every Thursday, beginning April 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s beautiful gardens.

On April 7, the series will kick-off with a performance by Magnolia Mountain. This group has been one of Cincinnati’s finest – receiving nominations in 2008, 2009,…

Zootini Jump Starts A Toast to the Wild Series at the Zoo

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo’s A Toast to the Wild event series, presented by Key Bank, jump starts with an exciting event – Zootini! All proceeds will benefit the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)

Guests will be able to purchase A Toast to the Wild series packages which will guarantee tickets to Zootini, all three Wild about Wine events and Zoo Brew now through March 24th! Visit the Event Calendar on our website,