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Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe has a Name!

CINCINNATI (December 2, 2019) – The week-old baby giraffe that has already stolen the hearts of staff and visitors at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be called Theo. The male calf, born on November 23 to eight-year-old mom Cece, is healthy and very brave, already wandering away from mom to thoroughly explore his […]

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Giraffe Baby Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

Healthy calf lifts giraffe care team’s spirits  CINCINNATI (November 23, 2019) – Still reeling from the loss of male giraffe Kimba last week, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s animal staff welcomed much-needed good news in the form of a healthy baby giraffe!  Eight-year-old mom Cece delivered a calf at 6:07 a.m. this morning. Mom and […]

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Oh Boy! Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Named Fennessy

CINCINNATI (June 21, 2019) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden celebrates World Giraffe Day by introducing its four-day-old giraffe to the world! The 147-pound male calf has been named “Fennessy,” by his care team after giraffe conservationist and founder of World Giraffe Day, Julian Fennessy. The Zoo made the official announcement this morning Live […]

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Giraffe Super Parents Welcome a New Baby 

Tessa Gives Birth to 4th Calf and Kimba Celebrates #6 CINCINNATI (June 17, 2019) – 11-year-old Kimba celebrated Father’s Day with a new six-foot-tall bundle of joy that arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden early this morning! 12-year-old Tessa delivered the calf at 2:00 a.m. after about one hour of labor. The calf […]

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It’s Raining Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

Another giraffe baby born at Giraffe Ridge this morning  CINCINNATI, OH (September 13, 2016) –For the second time in less than two months, giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed a new addition to the herd. Five-year-old Jambo delivered a calf at 1:45 a.m. in her indoor stall after about two hours of […]

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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 […]

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Makes Her Public Debut!

Photo Opportunity, Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to announce that its newest addition – “Nasha” a week and a half old female baby giraffe – will make her official public debut in the outdoor yard at Giraffe Ridge on Thursday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. WHAT:          After […]

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Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

Celebrate Zoo Babies, presented by Coldwell Banker West Shell CINCINNATI, OH (May 2, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo’s four-day-old female giraffe now has a name.   After receiving more than 7,000 name suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, the Zoo’s giraffe keepers selected their top four names and left the final decision to the public.  More than […]

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Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Again!

CINCINNATI, OH (March 11, 2014) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s six-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, and due in the next few weeks.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and can currently be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. Due to the overwhelming response during the last birth, the […]

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Our Baby Giraffe Has a Name!

CINCINNATI, OH (October 19, 2012) – Today, the Cincinnati Zoo’s baby giraffe is one week old and she now has a new name.   After an exciting week of seeing name suggestions on the Zoo’s Facebook page, the Zoo left the final decision to the public and more than 5,400 people answered the call by voting […]

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Help Us Name the Baby Giraffe

Name suggestions for the baby giraffe will be accepted on the Zoo’s Facebook page and via tweets to @CincinnatiZoo through end of day Wednesday, October 17.  On Thursday, October 18, the Zoo will post the top three names, chosen by Zoo staff, on its Facebook page. There, people can vote for their favorite and the […]

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It’s a Girl! Baby Giraffe is Here.

Tessa, our five-year-old Maasai giraffe, has given birth! On Friday at 8:20 a.m., Tessa delivered a healthy, 150-pound female calf in her indoor stall. Mother, father (“Kimba”) and baby are doing well and are spending time bonding off-exhibit. “The Zoo is buzzing with excitement and incredibly, so is the community,” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director […]

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Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Now Expecting

CINCINNATI, OH (September 27, 2012) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s five-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, due in the next month.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and currently can be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. The Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will be live-tweeting leading up to and during the […]

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Vets Make House Call to Baby Giraffe

CINCINNATI, OH (June 21, 2011) – “Zuri,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-week-old baby giraffe, had her second scheduled doctor’s visit since breaking her leg on May 19. Zoo keepers and veterinarians, along with Equine Specialists Dr. Thomas Beckman and Dr. Michael Farwick, performed the procedure last week indoors at Giraffe Ridge. The one-hour procedure of removing […]

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Baby Giraffe Born at the Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (April 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe gave birth to her first calf this morning, April 2 at 9:40 a.m. in her indoor stall. This news is especially exciting considering that the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was nearly 26 years ago!  The […]

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Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Soon

CINCINNATI, OH (March 2, 2011) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s four-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant, due within the next two months. This news is especially exciting considering the last time the Zoo celebrated a giraffe birth was 1985. The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births actually dates back to 1889 when it […]

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Cincinnati Zoo Determines Cause of Death for Giraffe

CINCINNATI, OH (November 22, 2010)  – Akilah, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved, three-year-old female Massai Giraffe,  passed away suddenly Saturday evening, November 20.   Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo are still mourning her tragic loss today. Zoo veterinarians conducted a thorough necropsy, a procedure to determine the cause of death of an animal, Sunday […]

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Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Giraffe

CINCINNATI, OH (November 20, 2010)  – Staff at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are mourning the loss of its three-year-old female Massai giraffe named Akilah. Zoo keepers found Akilah around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening sitting in the back of the outdoor exhibit.  Akilah was apparently feeding on grass inside an enclosed island within the 27,000-square-foot […]

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Zoo Access for All

We seek to include all members of our community regardless of economic status or other limiting factors. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Zoo Access for All program is designed to encourage families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit our world-class organization to build lifelong and multi-generational memories. We are committed to inspiring every [...]

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