Support Sustainable Palm Oil Bake Sale – May 11

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The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (GCCAAZK) is hosting a bake sale this Sunday, May 11, to raise funds to support global animal conservation efforts and professional development opportunities for GCCAAZK members.  Many of our own keepers are members of this organization, and we want to show them our support. View event flyer (pdf).

Sustainable Palm Oil Bake Sale
Sunday, May 11th, from 11am – 6pm
Location: Eli’s BBQ @ 3313 Riverside Dr.,…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Makes Her Public Debut!

IMG_2174Photo Opportunity, Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce that its newest addition – “Nasha” a week and a half old female baby giraffe – will make her official public debut in the outdoor yard at Giraffe Ridge on Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m.

WHAT:          After spending time indoors, bonding with mom, “Tessa”, sister, “Lulu”, and two…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

Celebrate Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

CINCINNATI, OH (May 2, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s four-day-old female giraffe now has a name.   After receiving more than 7,000 name suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, the Zoo’s giraffe keepers selected their top four names and left the final decision to the public.  More than 3,700 people selected their favorite name among the four finalists, “Nasha,” “Amaya,” “Akila,” and “Alia.”  Gaining nearly 32% of the votes, “Nasha”…

Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell

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Zoo Babies Kicks off at the Cincinnati Zoo!

CINCINNATI (April 30, 2014) – Get ready to meet the adorable new faces at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden when it kicks off the 29th annual Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell on Thursday, May 1. With numerous babies already born, and more on the way, this year’s Zoo Babies are sure to make you go “aww!”

Cincinnati Zoo has big news about Gladys the Baby Gorilla!

Gladys Peeks at Jomo

Today is a big day at the Cincinnati Zoo!  The Zoo is excited to officially announce that Jomo, the male, silverback Western-lowland gorilla, was successfully introduced to the baby gorilla, Gladys’, family group!

Jomo was first introduced to Gladys, Mara and M’Linzi on April 1, in their indoor space.  Because those introductions went smoothly, Cincinnati Zoo keepers elected not to delay the next phase of introductions and moved two female gorillas, Asha and Anju, (Asha is pregnant), all to Gladys’…

CREW Plant Scientists Pull Plants Out of Deep Freeze

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Excellent article by Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Johnston features work that scientists at our Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are doing with plants that have been frozen for decades.

Excerpt from Cincinnati.Com

Thousands of tulips are rising to the occasion, just in time for Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. They survived what everyone agrees was a long, cold winter.

But long and cold are relative terms. Especially when…

April Photo-a-Day Instagram Challenge

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Show us your blooms! Share your favorite animal pics! Take a selfie at the Zoo. Have a month of fun participating in Cincinnati Zoo’s April Instagram Challenge.

Post a photo each day that represents the items listed below. We’ll repost our favorites! Tag your photos with #CincyZooPic

myActions Spring Challenge Final Week! Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team.

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Updated 4-14-14. This is the final week of the One Million Actions for Planet Earth spring challenge!  Our goal is to get our many Cincinnati Zoo supporters to help us by logging your green actions, such as turning off lights, every day on myActions.org. In addition to being good for the planet, your green actions generate donations for the #GreenestZooInAmerica!

Other Zoos are participating in the challenge.  Collectively, we hope…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated By Loss of Endangered Sumatran Rhino

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2014) – “Suci”, one of the world’s rare endangered Sumatran rhinos, passed away late on Sunday, March 30. Surrounded by the keepers and veterinary staff who cared for her daily, she died at her home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. 

The female Sumatran rhino, born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2004, was one of three Sumatran rhino calves born to mother, “Emi” and father, “Ipuh.” Suci’s keepers first became concerned about her when they noticed…