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…

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,…