Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia is Pregnant! Rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the Father


CINCINNATI  (September 22, 2015) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today, on World Rhino Day, that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population will soon increase by one.  In a species with fewer than 100 individuals left on the planet, one is a significant number.

The announcement has special local significance since the father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  His birth, in 2001, was the result of a scientific breakthrough by the Zoo’s…

Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years

zoofari-rasterCINCINNATI (September 4, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden cordially invites you to attend the 33rd  annual Zoofari – Zoofari 2015: A Celebration of 140 Years– presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus Rivercenter, which takes place Friday, September 18, 2015.  Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters and philanthropists for a fabulous…

50th Gorilla Born at the Cincinnati Zoo Gets Name

Elle, Oh Elle

CINCINNATI, OH (September 7, 2015) – A female gorilla born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 25, 2015, will be called “Elle.”  Gorilla keepers suggested two names for the baby, the 50th born at the Zoo, and friends/followers voted for their favorite.  Elle grabbed two-thirds of the 2,500 votes.

“It is a very rare thing for any zoo to have 50 babies born and we wanted that to be recognized in the…

Support Moe the Sloth!

By purchasing a sloth t-shirt, you are helping support the care and feeding of Moe, our 16-year-old two-toed sloth. You can find Moe hanging around on her tree in the Discovery Forest at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) to help support their initiatives with research, rescue, rehab and release of Costa Rica’s native sloths.


Giraffe Nasha Heading to the Nashville Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2015) –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 1-year-old giraffe Nasha will be heading to her new home at the Nashville Zoo, in Nashville, TN, later this month to join a herd primarily comprised of females and their young.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) has recommended Nasha’s transfer for breeding purposes. Nasha will provide her new herd with genetic diversity that makes her a good fit for breeding.

“Because giraffes…

Cincinnati Zoo’s One-Week-Old Gorilla Makes Public Debut

CINCINNATI (September 1, 2015) – It’s a big day in Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! One-week-old Western lowland gorilla, who is yet to be named, got to explore the outdoor exhibit with her group.  The baby girl was born on August 29 at 7:10am to dad Jomo and mom Anju. This is Anju’s first baby and the 50th gorilla born at the Zoo since 1970.

The #CZBGBabyGorilla will be going out with mom, “Anju,” dad…