Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Baby Bonobo – “Kibibi”

UPDATE: Our Zoo friends voted, and “Kibibi” is the baby bonobo’s name!

The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to introduce its newest addition – an eight-week-old bonobo (pronounced bah NO bow) to the public.  The baby girl was born on November 17, 2013 to mother “Kimia” and father “Vergil.”
    
Today, the Cincinnati Zoo kicked off a Facebook naming contest for the baby.   The Zoo will accept name suggestions on its Facebook page through Friday, February 7.  On Monday, February…

Hops for Hippos February 6

hippo_header41-558x269West Sixth Brewing Co. and Taste of Belgium Short Vine are teaming up for a “Hops for Hippos” fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Feb. 6, to raise money for our hippo exhibit!

Taste of Belgium will donate 6 percent of sales to the zoo and West Sixth will match that contribution. Zoo Director Thane Maynard, Chief Operating Officer Dave Jenike and other Zoo representatives will attend to talk about the hippo project and bartend….

Cheetah Run 5K Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

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Cincinnati Zoo’s 2013 Cheetah Run Earns Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for its Social and Environmental Leadership

98.7% waste diversion from landfill exemplifies wide range of sustainability initiatives

January 29, 2014 – Portland, OR: The 2013 Cheetah Run, produced by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s special events team, has earned certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for efforts to reduce the event’s environmental footprint and increase its social impact.  Event…

Gladys, the Gorilla, Turns ONE!

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Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates with Gorilla Birthday Cake

CINCINNATI – (January 29, 2014)  “Gladys,” the baby Western-Lowland gorilla who captured America’s heart last February, after keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo had to step in and hand-raise her, turns one today!  To celebrate, keepers created a gorilla birthday cake – and Gladys responded the way most one-year-olds do – face first!

Because gorilla diets do not consist of sugary frosting, commissary keepers at…

Turn Off a Light for the Cincinnati Zoo!

Share your green and sustainable actions on the myActions social network to support the Cincinnati Zoo and help reach myActions‘ goal to register “One Million Actions for Planet Earth.” 

Each action you share triggers a small donation for the zoo!  Simple actions, such as turning off the lights, carpooling, and recycling, add up to big results! myActions encourages you to share photos, give feedback to others, and invite your friends and family to participate.

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at Cincinnati Zoo

Half-Price Cincinnati Zoo Admission – DAILY – Now through February 28

March to the Cincinnati Zoo and save a waddle of cash! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission every day and special animal encounters every Saturday & Sunday, now through February 28, 2014.

Guests can see the Zoo’s King Penguin Parade through the park at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., daily! Plus, enjoy more than 12…

Ring in the ZOO Year at the Cincinnati Zoo

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 are invited to celebrate the 5th annual Happy ZOO Year. This New Years bash will take place at the Zoo on Tuesday, December 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

New Years activities will include shows by the Madcap Puppet Theater, a meet and greet with Father…

Santa Comes Early for Animals at Cincinnati Zoo

WHO:             On Santa’s last day at the Cincinnati Zoo the animals get a surprise visit from the big man himself! Zoo keepers and staff have stepped in as elves to prepare gifts for the animals and on Monday, December 23, Santa will deliver the gifts to the spectacled bears, black bears, polar bears, African lions, and elephants.

Scheduled gift delivery begins at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to witness the magic of the holiday season and watch as Santa makes…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2014 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 8

CINCINNATI – Beat winter chill by thinking warm thoughts and preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 8.

For the past 20 years, Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, has put together a series of landscape classes for the home gardener. The classes take the homeowner through the process…