Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes New Polar Bear

Polar bears from three North American Zoos trade places to save threatened species

CINCINNATI, OH (November 22, 2016) – Three polar bears from three different Zoos traveled a combined 1600 miles to their new homes yesterday.  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved Berit, escorted by a keeper who has cared for her throughout her 16 years in Cincinnati, arrived at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI, after a seven-hour drive and quickly settled into the spot vacated hours earlier…

Hope for Harry

Harapan has been at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) for one year and is doing great. Cincinnati Zoo’s CREW scientists are at SRS right now to collect genetic samples from Harapan and his brother Andalas, both born in Cincinnati, to freeze for future use. The global collaboration includes SRS staff, CREW and a veterinarian from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Go Team Rhino!

Cincinnati Zoo Statement Regarding USDA Review

Statement Regarding USDA Review

The Cincinnati Zoo reaffirms its longstanding commitment to the well-being of the resident animals and the safety of those inspired to view and conserve them.  Its stellar record in that regard includes forty-three million visitors over the last four decades who have enjoyed the Gorilla World exhibit without coming in contact with the gorillas.  In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections, including one conducted in…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 34th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (November 15, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 34th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 2.5 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. PNC Festival of Lights…

Travel to Africa, the Galapagos Islands or Canada with the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017!

FREE Travel information session offered February 22

CINCINNATI – (October 26, 2016) If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s has the perfect adventure for you!  With three unique locations and experiences being offered in 2017, all led by seasoned and knowledgeable Cincinnati Zoo staff.

The Zoo is hosting a complimentary Travel Evening on February 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to highlight 2017 trips to Kenya, Galapagos…

Green is the New Orange this Halloween!

Cincinnati Zoo helps consumers choose eeek-o-friendly sweets

Buying certain kinds of candy for the army of sweet-seeking ghouls and boys that might show up at your house this Halloween could save an orangutan’s life! The Sumatran orangutan stands on the edge of extinction in the wild because palm oil plantations have destroyed their rainforest habitat. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, also known as the greenest Zoo in America, has created a handy shopping guide to help consumers choose…

HallZOOween is Always Hairy, Never Scary at the Cincinnati Zoo

Four Weekends of Fun – October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30

lionsCINCINNATI (October 4, 2016) – HallZOOween kicks off this weekend! Little ghouls and boys can enjoy FOUR spooktacular weekends of fun.  Don’t miss HallZOOween, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30 from Noon – 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo &…

It’s Raining Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

Another giraffe baby born at Giraffe Ridge this morning

 CINCINNATI, OH (September 13, 2016) –For the second time in less than two months, giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a new addition to the herd. Five-year-old Jambo delivered a calf at 1:45 a.m. in her indoor stall after about two hours of labor.

“Jambo has been on 24-hour baby watch since August 22. Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO)’s reported restlessness and pacing starting a little before midnight, hooves…