Santa Delivers Gifts to Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (December 23, 2016) – Santa made the rounds this morning, giving special presents to some of the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

“I’ll be heading back to the North Pole tonight to get the sleigh loaded up with presents for boys and girls, so today was my last chance to deliver gifts to the animals,”…

Things are Heating up in Cincinnati Zoo’s Polar Bear Exhibit

CINCINNATI, OH  (December 20, 2016) – It’s freezing in Cincinnati but steamy in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bear exhibit where Anana, the Zoo’s new female, and long-time-resident male Little One are getting to know each other.  Since Anana’s arrival a few weeks ago, the two bears have been close enough to smell each…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Painted Dog Keepers Pick Cheesy Names for Pups

pups-2CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2016) – Ignoring the popular notion that it’s not easy being cheesy, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden keepers selected some stinky, mild and sharp names for the African painted dog pups born to mom Imara and dad Kwasi on October 16, 2016. The puppy cheese tray includes Nacho and Muenster, the two males,…

New Polar Bear Makes Cincinnati Zoo Debut

Anana explores Kroger Lords of the Arctic exhibit

CINCINNATI, OH  (November 30, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed Anana, a 16-year-old polar bear from Buffalo Zoo, early last week.  After settling in behind the scenes and getting a clean bill of health from Zoo vets, the new female got to explore her new outdoor digs this morning and quickly made herself at home.

Anana is here on a breeding recommendation from the polar bear Species Survival…

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes New Polar Bear

Polar bears from three North American Zoos trade places to save threatened species

CINCINNATI, OH (November 22, 2016) – Three polar bears from three different Zoos traveled a combined 1600 miles to their new homes yesterday.  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved Berit, escorted by a keeper who has cared for her throughout her 16 years in Cincinnati, arrived at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI, after a seven-hour drive and quickly settled into the spot vacated hours earlier…

Hope for Harry

Harapan has been at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) for one year and is doing great. Cincinnati Zoo’s CREW scientists are at SRS right now to collect genetic samples from Harapan and his brother Andalas, both born in Cincinnati, to freeze for future use. The global collaboration includes SRS staff, CREW and a veterinarian from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Go Team Rhino!

Cincinnati Zoo Statement Regarding USDA Review

Statement Regarding USDA Review

The Cincinnati Zoo reaffirms its longstanding commitment to the well-being of the resident animals and the safety of those inspired to view and conserve them.  Its stellar record in that regard includes forty-three million visitors over the last four decades who have enjoyed the Gorilla World exhibit without coming in contact with the gorillas.  In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections, including one conducted in…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 34th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (November 15, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 34th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 2.5 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. PNC Festival of Lights…