Ali the Aardvark gets CT & MRI scans at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Zoo asks neighbor to help sniff out root of aardvark’s health issue

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (July 15, 2015)— “Ali” the aardvark received special attention from neighbor Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) last week.  The 11-year-old female aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo was transported to Cincinnati Children’s for computerized axial tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to get a closer look at what might be causing persistent ocular drainage.

Radiographs of her…

Nursery Dog Makes Room for New Baby Takin at the Cincinnati Zoo!

blakelydaleCincinnati, OH (July 16, 2015)— Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo’s resident nursery dog and part-time nanny, has been called into action to do what he does best, snuggle and play. His new companion is 3-week-old baby takin “Dale,” who was brought to the Zoo’s nursery to be hand-reared after his mother, “Sally,” ignored him. Sally, born at the Zoo in 2009, and the calf’s father, “Harry,” are first time parents.

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2015 Horticultural Events at the Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo

garden events 3CINCINNATI (July 13, 2015) – Have a love for gardening or want to learn more about it? Join us at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a blooming variety of horticultural events ranging from nightly programs to all day conferences.

These events are for those new to gardening and the experts! From twilight walks around the Zoo to hearing from Cincinnati Zoo Director of Horticulture Steve Foltz  speak about the…

Zoo’s Animal All-Stars Lineup

elephant_pinataVisit Cincinnati Zoo’s animal all stars this weekend and watch lions, elephants and painted dogs enjoy baseball-themed enrichment.  Be sure to stop by the Elephant Reserve to see elephants break open baseball pinatas filled with their favorite snacks!

All-Star Animals

Check out our animal all-star lineup, carefully selected according to natural abilities!  Many player assignments were contested by keepers, but the team manager’s selections will stand. 

Official Lineup (click to enlarge)

Native Plant Sale – July 11 at Bowyer Farm

  wetlands3CINCINNATI, OH (July 6, 2015) – Adventure is blooming at the Cincinnati Zoo’s EcOhio Farm and Wetland! This Saturday, July 11th from 9am to 1pm, join Zoo staff and EcOhio master gardeners for an adventurous day filled with native plants, pollinators and wetland perusing! Learn about the land’s history and take a piece of it home from the Native Plant Sale.

EcOhio houses a 24-acre reclaimed wetland, a 100-acre organic farm,…

Cincinnati Zoo Receives National Recognition

_JM81495CINCINNATI, OH (July 6, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is thrilled to share the recent national recognition it has received from various esteemed outlets including: Fodor’s Travel,, and TripAdvisor. Each recognizes the Cincinnati Zoo for its award-winning exhibits, reputable family experience and every day amazing atmosphere. These distinctions are graciously received and the Zoo thanks all of those who contributed to its success.

Meerkats Move into Africa at Cincinnati Zoo

Lion cubs and painted dogs get new neighbors

meerkat bubbleCINCINNATI (July 2, 2015) – The population explosion continues in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Africa exhibit.  Six meerkats from Disney’s Animal Kingdom have moved in across from the lions, painted dogs, vultures, pelicans, ostriches and assorted hoof stock.  “Bert,” “Louis” and “Zevon” are brothers born on June 23, 2014; “Santana” was born on November 1, 2009, and “Mark” and “Shakira”…

FREE Admission for Military on July 4th

10 Bald Eagle 0133 B - loMilitary Personnel get FREE Admission to Cincinnati Zoo on 4th of July Holiday

WHO:             Military personnel enjoy FREE admission (with Military ID) on July 4th!

WHAT:           Active and retired military personnel will receive FREE admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on July 4th, 2015! The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

twp_cincinnati_2015_awCincinnati, OH (June 30, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2015. This is third consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of providing…

Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

johncublionCome Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21

WHO:             Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Take Dad to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on us!  All dads will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Sunday, June 21, 2015.


WHAT:          Father’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo is a great time to enjoy animal shows, keeper chats, take a train ride, see a 4-D show, and so much more!…