Gorilla Baby on the Way at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (May 8, 2015) –“Anju,” a 14-year-old Western Lowland gorilla, is pregnant with her first baby! An ultrasound picked up the image below last week, confirming previous positive pregnancy tests (similar to the ones used by humans).  Vet staff is predicting the baby to arrive around Labor Day.

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Video of Anju’s ultrasound

Anju was born on April 27, 2001, at the Pittsburgh Zoo and came to the Cincinnati Zoo…

Moms get in FREE on Mother’s Day

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is Wild About Moms!

On Sunday, May 10th, celebrate Mother’s Day with the special women in your life and your favorite animal moms! This Mother’s Day is sure to be one to remember. Thanks to TriHealth, every mom that comes to the Zoo on Mother’s Day will get in for FREE plus, while supplies last, they will receive…

Cubs, Pups & Baby Apes Now Playing!

Zoo Babies Kicks Off Friday at the Cincinnati Zoo

 CINCINNATI (April 28, 2015) – Get ready to meet the cutest little baby faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the 30th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell. Throughout May, six-foot-tall stork statues will mark the spots where babies can be found at the Zoo.

11062806_10153157878672973_2765664345135035805_oThere are 13 babies in the Africa exhibit alone (14 if you count…

The Flying Pig Marathon, XU and Taking Root Celebrate Partnership with Tree Planting Event

trplantpicCINCINNATI (April 24, 2015)– Guided by the leadership of the Xavier University economics class, “Environmental, Economics & Policy” the Flying Pig Marathon has joined with Taking Root (a major tree planting initiative in the Tri-state) to plant trees along the race route. An initial tree planting celebrating the partnership will take place at Friendship Park, just east of the intersection of Adams Landing and Riverside Dr. on Saturday April 25, 2015 at…

ZooBorns: Motherly Love Instagram Give-away

zoobornsmotherlyloveThe Cincinnati Zoo is Wild About Moms the entire month of May! Just in time for Mother’s Day and mothers everywhere, we are giving away FREE prizes for the wonderful women in your life! Four lucky winners will receive a copy of ZooBorns latest edition, ZooBorns: Motherly Love, featuring animals from your very own Cincinnati Zoo!

To enter, visit the Cincinnati Zoo on Instagram (@cincinnatizoo) via your iPhone or Android

Zoo Saves One Billion Gallons of Water!

#GreenestZooinAmerica takes steps to reduce water use

Water1CINCINNATI (April 22, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has saved one BILLION gallons of water, enough to provide water (indoor and outdoor use) for 10,000 households for a year, since 2006 when it launched a major initiative to reduce water usage!

“We recognize the importance of conserving water and natural resources. It was obvious that the Zoo needed to take action when our…

Cincinnati Zoo Flies Away with a Plume Award!

keaCINCINNATI, OH (April 10, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it has received the Plume Award for Noteworthy Achievement in Avian Husbandry from the Avian Scientific Advisory Group (ASAG).

This award recognizes excellence in a single facet of husbandry such as first-time breeding, reintroduction programs, breeding consortiums, the reproduction of a difficult species, taking a leading role in population sustainability, etc. Robert Webster, the…

New Rookie Silverback in Gorilla World for Spring Training

harambe2A sixteen-year-old Western lowland silverback from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX, named “Harambe [hɑːrɑːmˈbeɪ]” has joined the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla family, bringing the total number in residence to ten.

Harambe, large for his age at 419 pounds, will be placed in a social group with two 19-year-old females, “Chewie” and “Mara.” A typical gorilla group includes one silverback male and several females.  Harambe’s group does not have a breeding recommendation,…

Best Time to See Tulips = NOW!

It’s Bloomin’ Awesome at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden  

tulipsCINCINNATI – (April 10, 2015)  The colorful force of more than 100,000 tulips is taking over the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical! This weekend and into next week will be peak bloom time in the #ZooGarden and a prime opportunity for garden enthusiasts to visit. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest…

2015 DEAF ZOO DAY    

2015-04-08 Peacock, Giraffes eating, Lion Cubs, Gladys 416CINCINNATI, OH – This year the Hearing Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) is commemorating 90 years of helping the Greater Cincinnati community overcome obstacles to communication. HSDC is celebrating by offering several outreach events including 2015 Deaf Zoo Day. In partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo &Botanical Garden, the will take place at the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5…