Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Indian Rhino

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CINCINNATI (July 4, 2014) – “Nikki”, an endangered Indian rhino, and one of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and well-known animals, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 3.  She passed away in her indoor home, around 7 a.m., at the Zoo’s Rhino Reserve.   

The female Indian rhino, born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991, was known worldwide for the world’s first successful artificial insemination (AI) procedure in this endangered rhino species. 

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Painted Dog Valley Now Open at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Experience the Dog Days of Summer at the Zoo

CINCINNATI – (June 30, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the grand opening of the next phase of its AFRICA exhibit, now open!  Here, visitors will immerse themselves into the African Savannah, featuring East African architecture, landscape, and natural elements, while taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most majestic countries in the world, right in their own back…

Cincinnati Zoo & Mercy Health Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” to Promote the Health Benefits of Walking

CINCINNATI – June 26, 2014 – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is taking a “Walk on the Wild Side” in forming a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo has four pillars: to create adventure, convey knowledge, conserve nature and – like Mercy Health ¬– serve the community,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo….

Let the Cincinnati Zoo Help Decide Which Annuals Should Rock Your Garden

Annual Trials Program at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (June 6, 2014) –One of the most spectacular programs at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is its Horticulture Team’s Annual Trials Program. This unique effort is a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo, Hamilton County Master Gardeners, the Cincinnati Flower Growers Association, (and a multitude of annuals breeders, producers, marketers, and growers), to produce, grow, and rate annuals for both best growth and appearance in the Cincinnati region. This information is…

Save Lives & Help Support the Cincinnati Zoo

Bleed For a Cause Campaign Kicks Off July 1st

bleedCINCINNATI – (June 12, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Hoxworth Blood Center for its second annual Bleed for a Cause campaign.  Over 60 local nonprofits are competing to see who can score the most points by recruiting blood donors. The charity who wins the recruitment contest will receive $10,000! More importantly, by donating…

Cincinnati Zoo Recognized by American Alliance of Museums

Two Awards of Excellence Given to the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI, OH (June 11, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce their recent awards for excellence from the American Alliance of Museums.  Against a competitive line-up, the Cincinnati Zoo was awarded a Sustainability Excellence Award in the facilities category and an Excellence in Exhibition Award for their esteemed Jungle Trails Exhibit.

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Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

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Even kids on a tight budget can give Dad a great Father’s Day!

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All dads get in for FREE on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There is plenty of fun for the whole family!

With the summer season in full swing, Cincinnati Zoo guests can enjoy a variety of animal…

Learn About Groundbreaking American Burying Beetle Reintroduction from Insectarium Keeper Mandy Pritchard

abbWhen people think of an endangered species, they picture animals like tigers, gorillas, or giant pandas. Scaly, slimy, and six-legged creatures are usually overlooked. The American burying beetle is among these important, but oft-forgotten species. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has joined with the Fernald Preserve to help reestablish this critically endangered insect. On June 21, zookeeper Mandy Pritchard will discuss this unique conservation program that is happening in your…

Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Zoo Summer Season Kicks off Saturday, May 24 honda_presentedby

CINCINNATI, OH – (May 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to kick off its summer season, on Saturday, May 24, with the return of summer shows, animal encounters and unique new experiences!  Presented by Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, Summer Adventure at the Cincinnati Zoo allows guests to experience the best the Zoo has to offer!