Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY. Give a gift that gives back!

unselfie 5CINCINNATI (December 2, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is joining the national #GivingTuesday movement and asking Zoo supporters to make a donation to the Zoo today.

If you’re looking for gifts that will please your friends and family but also benefit your favorite non-profit, the Zoo offers dozens of Zoonique gifts that keep giving long after the holiday season is over.

Gifts that Keep Giving:

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Taking Root Launches Holiday Tree Gifting Program

Program to assist with reforestation efforts throughout the Tri-State area

takingrootCINCINNATI – Dec. 1, 2014 – Looking for a meaningful gift to give that person or child who has everything? Want to provide something that will last long after the holiday season, offering health, environmental and aesthetic benefits to the citizens of our area for years to come? Taking Root, a local reforestation program, has your solution: Give the gift of…

#GivingTuesday Is December 2nd

unselfie 3We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. And now there’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

We hope you will consider supporting the care and feeding of our animals with a donation to the Cincinnati…

It’s Official! African Lion Cubs Are Here

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CINCINNATI – November 14, 2014  – African lion “Imani,” who has been on 24-hour baby watch since Saturday, gave birth to three cubs late yesterday. The first cub, who was in breech position, emerged at 3:33 p.m. Two hours later, a second cub was born and number three arrived shortly after.  Imani, a first-time mom, cleaned the cubs, allowed them…

#PNCFestivalOfLights – Opens November 22

All is Bright during PNC Festival of Lights at the   Cincinnati Zoo!

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 32nd annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sights of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake,…

Cincinnati Zoo Lion #BabyBump Rumors Are Flying

Scientific evidence supports visitor observations

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s three-year-old lion, “Imani,” has been packing on the pounds recently, prompting #BabyBump speculation and rumors to spread among visitors and on social media.  Even @CincyZooLion weighed in with a “Paws crossed” comment on this tweet:

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Visitors and Zoo staff will only know if there has been a true pregnancy if…

ArtWorks and Cincinnati ZooCity Barn Mural Dedication, October 23 at 4pm

ArtWorks and the Cincinnati Zoo Transform a Community Wall into a Canvas

City Barn Mural Dedication Ceremony, Thursday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Charley Harper's Beguiled by the Wild14_72WHAT:          Driving up Vine Street to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden looks different these days with the addition of a series of panels, recreations of wildlife-themed works of Charley Harper, a celebrated Cincinnati artist.  The project transforms a community…

Attention Members: 2014 Early Entry Ends 11/2

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150The popular Early Entry member benefit will end November 2, so be sure to take advantage of this perk before then! Early Entry allows admission for Zoo members at 9:00AM daily, an hour before the general public can enter at 10:00AM.

This is a reminder that Early Entry is a seasonal benefit and will end on November 2, 2014 and resume mid-March 2015. Beginning Monday, November 3rd, the Zoo will open at 10:00AM…

Native Plant Symposium at the Botanical Garden (& Zoo)

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Expert Speakers Present to Professionals and Gardeners

lectureCINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to host its Fourth Annual Native Plant Symposium, which will be held at Frisch’s Theater on Zoo grounds from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., on October 25. A networking and social hour will follow.

Guest speakers include Jim Bissell of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Mr. Bissell has worked for nearly…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Education Program Recognized with National Award

CINCINNATI – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received Significant Achievement in its 2014 Education Award for the Inspiring Action through Wildlife Encounters education program. The AZA Education Award recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design, judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received its Education Award in the category of institutions with budgets over…