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

Elephant House and Education building are closed. All other buildings are now open.

Sloths are not on view at this time.

The Children’s Zoo path will be closed due to construction.

There will be no Penguin Walk or chat today due to weather.

Cheetahs, Painted Dogs, African Lions, Hippos, and all Veldt animals will have access to their indoor habitat.

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!

Zoo Map

January 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and Jan 18 – March 12

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 to get to bridge level.

Gift Shops & Food Locations Open Today

Food Locations

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

Historic Vine Street Village
Hops (Front side): Closed Closed
S’mores and More: Closed Closed
Africa & Train Station
Base Camp Cafe: Closed Closed
Base Camp Almonds: Closed Closed
Tuskers: Closed Closed
Jungle Trails & African Veldt
LaRosa’s: Closed Closed
Polar Expresso Closed Closed
Candy Cane Cottage: Closed Closed
The Grove
Cup & Cone @ Mai Tai’s Market: 10am 5pm
Outpost Cafe @ Mai Tai’s Market: 10am 5pm
The Coop: Closed Closed
Wild Burger: Closed Closed
Mrs. Clause Kitchen: Closed Closed
Sweet Retreat: Closed Closed

Gift Shop Locations

Historic Vine Village Main Gift Shop*: 10am-5pm

Mai Tai’s Marketplace Gift Shop: 10am-5pm

*For a wider variety of retail items, please shop our online store.