Meerkats Move into Africa at Cincinnati Zoo

Lion cubs and painted dogs get new neighbors

meerkat bubbleCINCINNATI (July 2, 2015) – The population explosion continues in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Africa exhibit.  Six meerkats from Disney’s Animal Kingdom have moved in across from the lions, painted dogs, vultures, pelicans, ostriches and assorted hoof stock.  “Bert,” “Louis” and “Zevon” are brothers born on June 23, 2014; “Santana” was born on November 1, 2009, and “Mark” and “Shakira”…

FREE Admission for Military on July 4th

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WHO:             Military personnel enjoy FREE admission (with Military ID) on July 4th!

WHAT:           Active and retired military personnel will receive FREE admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on July 4th, 2015! The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) half-price admission tickets for…

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Top Work Places List

twp_cincinnati_2015_awCincinnati, OH (June 30, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Enquirer Media’s Top Work Places for 2015. This is third consecutive year that the Zoo has earned this distinction.

Employee feedback, gathered using an employee survey created by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, is the sole determiner of a Top Work Place.

The Cincinnati Zoo upholds the mission of providing…

Dads get in FREE at the Cincinnati Zoo!

johncublionCome Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21

WHO:             Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  Take Dad to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on us!  All dads will receive FREE admission to the Zoo on Sunday, June 21, 2015.


WHAT:          Father’s Day at the Cincinnati Zoo is a great time to enjoy animal shows, keeper chats, take a train ride, see a 4-D show, and so much more!…

The Christ Hospital and Cincinnati Zoo Team Up to Monitor Pregnant Gorilla

anju1(Cincinnati) June 5, 2015 – The Cincinnati Zoo has partnered with the local healthcare experts at The Christ Hospital to help monitor the pregnancy of Anju, a 14-year-old Western Lowland gorilla.

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from The Christ Hospital was able to confirm Anju’s pregnancy through an ultrasound in early May. Mary Ann Waymire, R.D.M.S, R.V.T., who is volunteering her time, will continue to visit Anju every other week to conduct sonograms….

Endangered American Burying Beetle Release

ABB_loA match made in dirt! Fifty pairs of American burying beetles released at Fernald Nature Preserve to breed.

CINCINNATI (June 2, 2015) – Staff and volunteers from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden released 50 pairs of federally endangered American burying beetles (ABB) this morning at the Fernald Nature Preserve. Each pair, carefully matched by the Species Survival Plan (SSP), was placed into a hole in the ground to breed….

Cincinnati Zoo Makes Strides in Serving the Community

Zoo’s Living Classroom Education Access Fund Has Sent 37,000 Cincinnati area kids to the Zoo for FREE since 2012

CINCINNATI, OH (May 29, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) is celebrating three years since the inception of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) program and its continued success in affording every student the opportunity to be inspired by wildlife every day.

The LCEAF program was founded in November 2012 with the goal of financially supporting the ability…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Pollen Nation Buzzing with Activity

Zoo takes local action to give bees a chance

honeybeesatomCINCINNATI (May 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is embracing bees. Honeybees, or Apis mellifera, to be specific. Honeybees do more than just pollinate flowers and make honey. They also pollinate a third of the world’s crops and are critical to our agricultural system. Food connects all of us, and without the honeybee there would not be any food….

Birds of a Feather Hatch Together at Cincinnati Zoo

New Steller’s sea eagle, Raggiana bird of paradise & spur-winged lapwing chicks have emerged!

1stellarseaeagleCINCINNATI (May 28, 2015) – The population explosion continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. A Steller’s sea eagle, the Zoo’s first Raggiana bird of paradise chick, and three spur-winged lapwings are among the significant hatchings reported in the past two weeks.

Steller’s sea eagles are one of the rarest raptors in the world. They are…

World’s Largest (and cutest) Rodents Move into Wildlife Canyon!

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes new capybaras

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CINCINNATI (May 21, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to welcome three capybaras [ka-pi-ˈber-ə], also known as water pigs, to their new home in Wildlife Canyon. “Cassatot” (male, born 11/17/13) and brothers “Aqua” and “Hydro” (born 9/14/14) come from

the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas and are the first of their species to live at…