Cincinnati Zoo Says Goodbye to World’s Fastest Cheetah

Record-breaking runner and great ambassador for her species will be missed

CINCINNATI, OH (January 21, 2016) – One of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and charismatic animals has died.  Fifteen-year-old Sahara (aka Sarah), the world’s fastest land animal, was euthanized yesterday by the Zoo’s vet staff due to a diminishing quality of life.  The average lifespan of a cheetah is eight to twelve years.

“She lived a full life and was a phenomenal ambassador for her species,”…

Sumatran Rhino ‘Harapan’ Update

Untitled-3A report was released from Made Fera of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) on Monday, January 11, with updates on Sumatran rhino Harapan (aka Harry) and his status at the SRS in Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia. In order to increase Harry’s quarantine space, the SRS staff made a special corridor in his brother Andatu’s enclosure for him. This corridor connects his quarantine stall with the breeding stall…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

PenguinDays2_GalaxyUPDATE 3/1: Penguin Parades are over for the season.

Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016)— The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now celebrating Penguin Days, presented by FirstEnergy. March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Visitors can experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission and penguin parades every day (until 2/29) plus special animal encounters on Saturdays & Sundays…

Happy ZOO Year Celebration 12/31

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Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO: Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 7th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Thursday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows…

PNC Festival of Lights Tips

PNCFOL-FullColor-StackDue to unseasonably warm weather, and the last week of the event, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting significantly increased visitation for PNC Festival of Lights.

We suggest preparing ahead and timing your arrival to before 4pm or after 7pm to avoid highly congested traffic.

In the past, such weather has created backups on the interstates and surrounding roads. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Travel to Africa or Madagascar with the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016!

FREE Travel information sessions offered March 3 and March 10

travelCINCINNATI – (November 30, 2015)  If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2016 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!  With three unique locations and experiences being offered in 2016, all led by seasoned and knowledgeable Cincinnati Zoo staff, the complimentary Travel Evenings are a great way…

Show Your Cincinnati Pride – Vote for Cincinnati Zoo!

12065924_10153621467590479_5793306968296715080_nCincinnati Zoo needs votes to be #1 in USA Today’s 10Best Zoo Lights

Updated 12/11/15

CINCINNATI – (November 24, 2015) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s PNC Festival of Lights has been nominated for USA Today’s 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Zoo Lights. Please help us win top honors by voting (once a day until December 21) for Cincinnati Zoo!!
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Cincinnati Zoo Team Leaves Sumatran Rhino Harry Wallowing in the Mud 10,000 Miles Away

Emotional journey and final farewells documented by Zoo videographer.

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) – Escorting the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, “Harapan (Harry)” on a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) was a huge responsibility and anything but fun, especially for keeper Paul Reinhart who witnessed this rare rhino’s birth in 2007 and cared for him for the past two years in Cincinnati.

Zoo videographer Pat Story documented…

4-Month-Old Takin Reunited with Mom at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Cincinnati, OH (November 17, 2015)— Four-month-old takin “Dale” has been reunited with his mom,Sally,” after being cared for in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery for the first months of his life. Zoo staff intervened and turned Dale over to nursery keepers when Sally, a first time mom, didn’t pay attention to her newborn.

Videos:  Dale with mom Sally | Dale with Nursery Dog Blakely

The nursery staff took care of feeding Dale, and “Blakely,” the Zoo’s…