Endangered Ocelot Born Following Novel Artificial Insemination Procedure


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


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,

Cincinnati Zoo Announces Project Polar Bear Winner!

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WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) has teamed up with Polar Bears International (PBI) as part of the Project Polar Bear Contest. The Zoo’s Thane Maynard will be publically announcing and recognizing the 2010 regional winners, “Team Care Bears” from Seven Hills High School on Thursday, February 24, at 8 a.m. just in time for International Polar Bear Day on Sunday, February 27.


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2011 Speakers Announced for Barrows Conservation Lecture Series


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2011 speakers for the 19th annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Once again, the prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists – including Dr. William Conway, recipient of the 2011 Barrows Lecture Conservation Award! Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Opening the Series…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2011 Landscaping Series


CINCINNATI – Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2011 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 19.  Presented by the Zoo’s Director of Horticulture, Steve Foltz, this 10-class series is one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the Tri-state area.  Offering insight on design, preparation and plant selection, the classes can be taken separately or as a complete series building upon…

2011 Cincinnati Zoo Calendar of Events


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden gears up for another fun-filled year of wild events. The Zoo announces its 2011 event line-up including excitement for children and adults alike! From Zoo Babies to Zoo Brew, everyone in the family has a reason to smile.


Penguin Days “Bundle Up and Save a Bundle” January 3 – February 28

- ½ off admission every day

*Barrows Lecture Series March 23

- Mark Moffat

*Zootini March 24

Zoo Blooms…