Cincy Chic Eco-Chic Fashion Show to Benefit the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (March 9, 2015) – Green will be the new black on March 26 as Cincy Chic hosts its sixth annual Eco-Chic fashion show. Expect to see special animal ambassadors from the ecochicfasionshow“Greenest Zoo in America” at this year’s event! The event will also feature local artists and businesses and an eco-chic hair/make up fashion show with DAAP student fashion designs.

Hosted at ADC, located at 310 Culvert St., 5th…

Join the Zoo in March and Save!


CINCINNATI (March 1, 2015) – A Zoo membership is a terrific way to enjoy year-round entertainment and education!  Plus, save 10% on all new memberships purchased in March. Join today and start making wild memories. You can’t pass up this big hairy deal!

There are multiple perks that go along with being an exclusive member of the Cincinnati Zoo! The Zoo opens at 10am daily, but members can enjoy Early Entry…

Penguin Days Extended Through March 13th

Penguin Days Presented By First Energy Extended Through March 13th.

Half-Price Zoo Admission – DAILY – now through March 13

WHO:             Penguin Days, presented by FirstEnergy, has been extended! March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during  Penguin Days, with half-price Zoo admission and penguin parades every day and special animal encounters on Saturdays & Sundays through March 13.

See the Zoo’s famous king penguins parade through the park at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., weather…

Cincinnati Zoo Seasonal Job Fair


WHAT:          Seasonal Job Fair for the Visitor Experience Department, Housekeeping Department, Gift Shop and Food & Beverage Department

WHEN:          Thursday, February 26th from 6pm-8pm

WHERE:       Frisch’s Theater in the Harold C. Schott Education Center at the Zoo. All participants should park in the Education Parking Lot on Erkenbrecher Ave.

If you plan on attending our job fair, please take a minute to apply for a…

Children’s Books by Local Author/Illustrator Benefit Cincinnati Zoo Lion Cubs

February 19, 2015 – Cincinnati – Local author/illustrator of beloved children’s book series Lyndsay and Lainey Lion Adventure Series, Jennifer Brasington-Crowley, has partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo to celebrate the three new lion cubs born at the zoo in November.

The Cincinnati Zoo lion cubs were born to father John and mother Imani in November. All three cubs are female, and have been given the names Uma, Kya and Willa. In addition,…

Bongo Babies and Moms Reunited


CINCINNATI, OH (February 18, 2015) – The bongo bunch is back together and doing well! Moms “Stevie” and “Mazi” are now living as a group with their offspring. Male, “Sukari,” born on December 23, 2014, has been with his mom, Stevie, since birth.  Female, “Kushinda,” had to be separated from mom Mazi soon after she was born, in October of 2014, and has been bottle fed by keepers since then. (See below for details).  She is now weaned.


Baby Bonobo On the Way!

Curator of primates announces that a baby bonobo is on the way                     

CINCINNATI, OH (February 13, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s curator of primates, Ron Evans, picked today’s Valentine’s Day celebration as the perfect occasion to announce that 16-year-old bonobo “Zanga” is pregnant and due in March!

This is the Cincinnati Zoo’s 9th bonobo birth and Zanga’s second baby (pictured right with her first daughter, four-year-old “Clara”). The Cincinnati Zoo is one of only eight zoos in…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Three Lion Cubs Have Names!

lioncubs-36CINCINNATI (January 30, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s trio of female lion cubs formerly known as 1, 2, and 3 will now be called “Huruma” (aka “Uma”), “Kya,” and “Willa.”

Huruma, which means compassion in Swahili, was chosen by Cincinnati Zoo’s lion keepers and curator to honor a recently-deceased colleague from the St. Louis Zoo who helped hand raise “Imani,” the mother of the cubs, and possessed this quality.

More than…

Name the Lion Cubs!

Lion Cub Naming Contest

lioncubs-36Imani’s three girls need names! One of the names will be chosen by the cubs’ keepers, and the Zoo has bestowed the honor of naming one of the cubs to employees of the donor, Western & Southern, whose generosity made the lion exhibit possible.  The third cub name will be selected from names submitted via Facebook and Twitter using #CZBGLionCubs.

Name suggestions may be submitted through end…