Gladys Wants A Cell Phone!

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An old flip phone, a used smartphone, or even a broken iPod would make the perfect gift for this little gorilla. Not to use – she is a gorilla after all – but to recycle! Recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitat, so the Cincinnati Zoo is collecting as many as possible. You can help by getting your child’s school or youth group involved in the Go Bananas! Challenge  – a contest to collect the most…

PNC Festival of Lights Opens November 23!

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 Open Nightly Beginning November 23

FOLCINCINNATI (November 7, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 31st annual PNC Festival of Lights! While taking in the beautiful sight of over 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap Black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the North Polar Express Train, search…

Giant Rhino Nutcracker Installed at Zoo for PNC Festival of Lights

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30-Foot Tall Statue A Local Holiday Tradition

WHO:             The annual PNC Festival of Lights preparation is well underway, celebrating a 31-year old local holiday tradition.  One of the most iconic displays – a 30-foot-tall Rhino Nutcracker – was installed today at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The giant Nutcracker will stand guard at the Zoo’s Vine Street Village entrance during PNC Festival of Lights, which runs from November 23 through January 4.

WHAT:          This Holiday Season, the…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Foot Race Reduces its Footprint

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Cheetah Run 5K Goes Green

The Cincinnati Zoo held the 34th annual Cheetah Run 5K race in September of this year.  This race is unique for runners and walkers who trek through our spectacular 3.1 mile course which includes our amazing gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town.  As the “Greenest Zoo in America” we are striving to make all of our events as green as possible and the Cheetah Run…

Thank You For Supporting Zoo Levy

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WOW! Issue 2 Passes with 80% of Voters Supporting the Zoo!

CINCINNATI, OH (November 6, 2013) – The Zoo tax levy has officially been renewed, thanks to 80% of Hamilton County voters who checked the YES box at the polls yesterday!

“All of us at the Cincinnati Zoo are honored, humbled and thankful to the voters and taxpayers of Hamilton County,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.   “Your support over…

If You See Something Wild This Afternoon – HONK!

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A little honk goes a long way and makes our day!

WHO:             The Friends of the Cincinnati Zoo are showing their support at seven Honk & Wave locations throughout Hamilton County, on Monday, November 4, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Zoo mascots, staff, volunteers, animals, and friends will be rallying to show their Zoo support and ask the county to vote #YESON2 to #RENEWTHEZOO!

WHEN:          Monday, November 4, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

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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…