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…

Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Kea Conservation Trust

The Zoo supports the efforts of the Kea Conservation Trust (KCT) to conserve wild kea in their natural habitat and increase the husbandry standards and advocacy potential of kea held in captive facilities.

Collaborative projects include comprehensive population research incorporating satellite and VHF radio tracking, nest monitoring, and use of acoustic recording devices. The Zoo has also supported the development of kea repellents to reduce human-wildlife conflict situations.

Currently, the Zoo’s Project Saving Species Program is supporting the KCT’s Kea-Community…

Cincinnati Zoo Awarded Two Very Prestigious National Grants

Nearly $500,000 in Grant Money Awarded to Support Critical Research Projects

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it just received two, very prestigious grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  These highly competitive grants were awarded to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) to support two projects.  The first, a National Leadership Grant (NLG), will support, “Expanding access and building capacity for African…

Cincinnati Zoo is Turning Staff into Gorilla Moms Again

photo1CINCINNATI – (September 23, 2014) Primate keepers and staff at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are trading in their khaki uniforms for faux-fur vests for the next few months and will work as a team to hand raise a female baby gorilla, “Kamina” (pronounced Kuh-me-nuh), born August 16, 2014, at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (OKC Zoo) in Oklahoma City, OK. After raising baby gorilla “Gladys” and…

Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Zoo!

Event: Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 5th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros.

“Because the life-threatening issues facing this species are the…

Painted Dog Valley Now Home to Breeding Pair

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CINCINNATI – (September 10, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Painted Dog Valley is now home to a breeding pair of African painted dogs.  When the Zoo’s new  attraction opened earlier this summer, it displayed a single two-year-old female named “Imara.”  After three months, the Zoo found a suitable mate for Imara.  “Brahma,” an eight-year-old male, was introduced yesterday following a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan…

32nd Annual Zoofari: Flight of Fancy at the Cincinnati Zoo

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Biggest Annual Fundraiser Set to Take Flight

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to save the date for the 32nd annual Zoofari: Flight of Fancy – which takes place Friday, September 19, 2014.  More than 2,500 professional, civic, and philanthropic leaders flock to the Zoo for the most unique gala setting in Cincinnati. The Zoo’s signature party with a purpose will take flight at 6:30 p.m. and come to…

Cincinnati Zoo Remembers “Martha,” the World’s Last Passenger Pigeon

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Photo Opportunity – Monday, September 1, at 11 a.m.

Martha_last_passenger_pigeon_1914CINCINNATI – (August 19, 2014) On Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. the Cincinnati Zoo will stop and remember “Martha,” the world’s last passenger pigeon, who passed away at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago.  To remember the loss of what was, at one time, the most numerous bird species on the planet, the Cincinnati Zoo is honoring Martha…

Visitor Appreciation Days – August 22, 23 &24

Half Priced Zoo Admission!

barnyard bonanzaCINCINNATI, OH (August 18, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would like to express its gratitude for the community’s continued support with a much deserved “Thank You!” Zoo visitors of all ages can enjoy half price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions, on August 22 – 24.

On one of the final weeks of summer, visitors…