Cincinnati Zoo Devastated by Death of Beloved Gorilla

hCINCINNATI (May 29, 2016) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden family is in mourning today and trying to process the death of 17-year-old gorilla Harambe. The gorilla was killed yesterday in order to save the life of a child who climbed through a public barrier at Gorilla World and dropped fifteen feet into the exhibit’s moat,…

Media Update: Gorilla World

10394524_10153175130002973_7274470645021833011_nCINCINNATI, OH (May 28, 2016) – A 4-year-old boy climbed through a public barrier at Gorilla World at around 4pm today at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and fell into the exhibit’s moat.  The two female gorillas in the exhibit were recalled immediately, but the third, a male, remained in the yard with…

Cincinnati Zoo is Testing the Waters

New hippo exhibit is 70,000 gallons closer to being ready for hippos!

Cincinnati, OH (May 20, 2016) The pool is now full in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s new Hippo Cove exhibit, but that doesn’t make it hippo ready! Before the Zoo’s new hippo pair take their first plunge in the water, most of which comes from stormwater tanks under the lion exhibit, it has to be just right.

VIDEO: Time lapse of hippo pool filling.

To…

Duke Energy Foundation supports Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Living Classroom

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Duke Energy Foundation announced a $25,000 environmental grant to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (CZBG) Living Classroom Education Access Fund program.

The grant will be used to help local students continue to enjoy firsthand the exciting learning opportunities that the zoo provides.

CZBG is celebrating four years since the inception of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) program and its continued success in affording every student the opportunity to be…

Grow the Zoo’s Best Plants for Pollinators in Your Own Yard!

pollinator_loNew Zoo label now available in local garden centers

CINCINNATI (May 2, 2016) –After more than 25 years of trialing plants, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, knows which plants grow and look best in our region. Each year, the Zoo shares its list of best-performing…

Cincinnati Zoo Nationally Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

LEEDing the way with a gold-certified exhibit & model parking lot

CINCINNATI (April 22, 2016) – Just in time for Earth Day, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, aka the #GreenestZooInAmerica, received national recognition this week for two of its sustainability initiatives.  The Green Parking Council (GPC) designated the Cincinnati Zoo’s Vine Street parking lot the first GPC Demonstrator Site for surface parking lots three days after the Zoo was awarded the U. S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership…