#GreenestZooInAmerica’s Base Camp Cafe Rated Greenest Restaurant in America

basecamp CINCINNATI (September 8, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Base Camp Café has earned the “greenest restaurant in America” title for 2015 according to the Green Restaurant Association (GRA).

The GRA awards points for environmental categories including energy, water, food, waste, disposables, furnishings and building materials. A 4-star rating requires 300 points, and the Base Camp Cafe received 462, “a truly phenomenal…

50th Gorilla Born at the Cincinnati Zoo Gets Name

Elle, Oh Elle

CINCINNATI, OH (September 7, 2015) – A female gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 25, 2015, will be called “Elle.”  Gorilla keepers suggested two names for the baby, the 50th born at the Zoo, and friends/followers voted for their favorite.  Elle grabbed two-thirds of the 2,500 votes.

“It is a very rare thing for any zoo to have 50 babies born and we wanted that to be recognized in the baby’s…

Support Moe the Sloth!

By purchasing a sloth t-shirt, you are helping support the care and feeding of Moe, our 16-year-old two-toed sloth. You can find Moe hanging around on her tree in the Discovery Forest at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) to help support their initiatives with research, rescue, rehab and release of Costa Rica’s native sloths.


The sloth is not…

Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes are…

Cincinnati Zoo Teams up with The Gorilla Glue Company for Go Bananas! Challenge

Children across the Country Answer the Call
Help Save Gorillas and Win $5,000   


CINCINNATI, OH  – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Project Saving Species, The Gorilla Glue Company and Eco-Cell have teamed up for the fifth  year in a row to promote a national competition called the Go Bananas! Challenge which has already taken off! The competition challenges school and community youth groups across the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s One-Week-Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2015) – It’s a big day in Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! One-week-old Western lowland gorilla, who is yet to be named, got to explore the outdoor exhibit with her group.  The baby girl was born on August 29 at 7:10am to dad Jomo and mom Anju. This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Zoo since 1970.

The #CZBGBabyGorilla will be going out with mom, “Anju,” dad “Jomo,”…

Say Aaah-rdvark! Dentists make house call to extract Cincinnati Zoo aardvark’s tooth

aliaardvarkCincinnati, OH (August 26, 2015)Ali, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 11-yr-old female aardvark, got a visit from equine dental veterinarians Dr. Jeff Reiswig, from Newark, OH, and Dr. Jack Easley, whose practice is in Shelbyville, KY, last week.  The dentists came to the Zoo to perform a complicated extraction, removing two problematic, aardvark-sized teeth through a 2cm incision.

Detailed scans taken at Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) radiology facility last…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates 50th Gorilla Birth

CINCINNATI, OH (August 26, 2015) – It’s a girl! Fourteen-year-old western lowland gorilla Anju (pronounced ah-new)   gave birth Tuesday morning at 7:10 a.m. behind the scenes in Gorilla World.  This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden since 1970.  Keepers have not yet decided on a name.

View first keeper video of baby…

“The baby’s father, silverback Jomo, started showing a lot…

Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

Move to Indonesia is Harapan’s only chance to contribute to nearly-extinct population

harapanCINCINNATI (August 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino Harapan will be moved to Indonesia. His departure marks the end of an era for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran rhino breeding program, the only captive breeding program in the United States to produce calves for this crtically-endangered species.

Visitor Appreciation Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Priced Zoo Admission –  Aug 21-23 

CINCINNATI, OH (August 13, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for Hamilton County resident’s continued support with a much-deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, from August 21 – 23.

Spend one of the final weeks of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup with animal shows, special animal