Can a Canine Detect Polar Bear Pregnancy?

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Elvis at Work1 CINCINNATI – (November 4, 2013) What do a two-year-old Beagle, named “Elvis,” and scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have in common? Well, the two are working together to determine pregnancy in polar bears found in zoos throughout North America. 

Worldwide, traditional methods of pregnancy detection, such as progesterone monitoring and ultrasound examination, are not effective…

Celebrate Lulu’s 1st Birthday!

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#GiraffeBirthday Party at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – “Lulu”, the Cincinnati Zoo’s youngest Maasai giraffe is turning ONE this Saturday, October 12.   In honor of her 1st birthday the Zoo is holding a giraffe birthday party on Friday, October 11, at 10:30 a.m.  Guests are invited to come see the happy family, mom “Tessa”, dad “Kimba” and Lulu, enjoy a giraffe birthday cake and sign Lulu’s 1st birthday card. The cake, which consists of frozen gelatin, mountains…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

HallZOOween – Weekends in October

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HallZOOween, Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27

CINCINNATI – Trick-or-treating has never been so much fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & BOO-tanical Garden.  Children (12 and under) can fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Help the Zoo Go Green and bring your own goodie bag! Along the way,…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day

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Event: Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 5, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 4th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 22, 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.

“Three of the world’s five rhino species have been…

Renew the Zoo! Vote YES on Issue 2.

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Hamilton County Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Place Cincinnati Zoo Levy on November Ballot

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CINCINNATI, OH (September 10, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that, after receiving the unanimous support of the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, the Zoo Tax Levy has officially been accepted and placed on the November 5, 2013 ballot for a renewal without a tax…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

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Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…