Animal News

Please note: While our goal is to provide opportunities for our visitors to see all the animals in our care, there are times when an animal may be off view or given access to their indoor space in order for our team to provide the best care possible.

Today’s Updates

Reptile, Komodo Dragon, Manatee Springs, World of the Insect, Wings of Wonder Bird House, and Passenger Pigeon Memorial buildings will be open. All other indoor buildings remain closed at this time.

Black Rhino is off habitat.

Manatees will be off view.

White Lion and Malayan Tigers will be out late.

Brown Mountain and Galapagos Tortoises will be out late.

Zoo Rides & Attractions

New safety features including plexiglass in between rows will keep riders socially distant and safe!


Safari Train: Open from 9:30am-5pm
Conservation Carousel: Closed

Rides are an included benefit of Platinum and Gold Members. Standard members and non-members may purchase tickets at each respective attraction.

*Hours may vary due to inclement weather, maintenance, and low attendance.

Giraffe Feedings Are Back!

Daily: 9:30-11:30am & 12:30-2:30pm

It costs $4 to feed the giraffe.  Masks are required to feed giraffe.

Giraffe feedings sponsored by:

Getting Around the Zoo

Food location hours & animal appearances vary by season. Ask us when you arrive for details on how to make the most of your visit!

Click here to see PDF of map


The Cincinnati Zoo is located at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.

The main Zoo lot is open! Please pay attention to signage in the event this parking lot fills, we will begin directing to the overflow lot on Louis Avenue.

Visitors may enter the Zoo using the Pavilion Entry Building from the Main Parking Lot, equipped with stairs, elevators and escalators to get to bridge level. Our new Erkenbrecher Entrance will also be open as an alternate walk-in entry.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Food Locations

Order your food in advance from Hops and Base Camp Cafe by clicking here!

Historic Vine Street Village
Hops: 9am 5pm
Africa & Train Station
Base Camp Cafe: 10am 4pm
Savannah Soft Serve: 10am 4pm
Tuskers: 10am 5pm
Skyline: Closed Closed
Jungle Trails & African Veldt
LaRosa’s: 10am 4pm
Dip N Dots at LaRosa’s: 10am 4pm
Snack Shack: Closed Closed
The Grove
Cup & Cone @ Mai Tai’s Market: 10am 4pm
Outpost Cafe @ Mai Tai’s Market: Closed Closed
The Coop: 10am 4pm
Wild Burger: Closed Closed
Taco Caja: 10am 4pm
Sweet Retreat: 10am 4pm

Gift Shop Locations

Historic Vine Village Main Gift Shop*: 9am-5pm

Mai Tai’s Marketplace Gift Shop: 10am-4pm

*This is currently an outdoor experience. For a wider variety of retail items, please shop our online store. During periods of rain, gift opportunities will be available on the back deck of Hops.