Brazilian Ocelot Births Validate Importance of Artificial Insemination for Species Conservation

CINCINNATI (March 28, 2016)– Since 2010, three Brazilian ocelot kittens, females “Milagre,” “Ayla,” and “Revy,” have been produced using artificial insemination (AI) techniques developed and performed by scientists from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). All three of these genetically-valuable ocelots have gone on to produce offspring of their own as a result of natural breeding. The most recent kitten was born at the Santa Ana Zoo in December to Revy, the last…

Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Zoo!

Easter2016Easter Celebration on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2016) – Easter is “Egg-Citing” at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! The Zoo’s annual Easter Celebration event takes place on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perfect for children young and old, the Easter Celebration will feature treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.  Back by…

Nursery Dog Steps in as Surrogate Parent to Cheetah Cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo

blakely_cubsCINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2016) – Willow, mother of the five cheetah cubs born via C-section at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Breeding Facility on March 8, has passed away. Zoo vets were hopeful that the five-year-old cheetah would make a full recovery following surgery, but she remained lethargic and lost her appetite over the weekend.

Video of Blakely with cubs

“Cheetahs are a fragile species and this difficult…

Polar Bears Safe After Wandering Into Behind-the-Scenes Area at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (March 16, 2016) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s polar bears “Little One” and “Berit” took advantage of an open den door earlier today and found themselves in the exhibit’s behind-the-scenes service hallway.  Keepers quickly secured the building and notified vet staff that the curious bears had entered the exhibit’s secondary containment zone.

“The double-containment system that we have in place in the polar bear exhibit worked. The bears entered an inappropriate area but did not leave the…

Spring has Sprung : 4-D Theater, Carousel & Early Entry start March 12

CINCINNATI, OH (March 7, 2016) – Spring is the time for fair-weathered friends to head over to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Starting March 12, visitors can enjoy carousel rides, BB&T Express Train rides and movies in 4-D. Early Entry, a favorite perk that allows members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) holders to enter the Zoo at 9am, also resumes March 12. The Zoo opens to the public at 10am.

Rides & Theater (open March 12)
Multisensory effects,…

2016 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 23 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 23 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are available now.

Dig This! Upcoming Events at Cincinnati Zoo for Gardeners & Horticulture Experts

hortCINCINNATI (February 5, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting a variety of Zoo Garden events this month. From landscaping classes to planting trees, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast.

Homeowners can learn about landscaping from the Zoo’s director of horticulture, tree huggers can join the Great Tree Summit 2016 and students of sustainability…

Gorilla World Expansion on Track to Open at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017

Two major donations move fundraising to halfway mark


MonaCINCINNATI
(January 26, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) has reached the halfway mark of its $12 million Gorilla World expansion fundraising campaign goal thanks to major gifts from The Spaulding Foundation and Harry and Linda Fath. The exhibit expansion, on track to be complete as early as 2017, will include a greenhouse structure, which will essentially double the…