Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona is still #1 in Cincinnati!

Posted March 27, 2019

2019 Best of Cincinnati© Reader’s Poll results put Zoo on top

CINCINNATI, OH (March 27, 2019) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most famous resident has been voted the #1 Cincinnatian for the second year in a row in CityBeat’s 2019 Best of Cincinnati© Reader’s Poll!

“We want to thank everyone who voted for the Cincinnati Zoo! Cincinnati is now known as the home of the world’s most popular hippo, and it’s wonderful to see Cincinnatians embracing that,” said Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “The community rallied around her when she was struggling to survive and rode the emotional rollercoaster with us as she experienced ups and downs.  We all fell in love in the process.  Two years and a thousand pounds later, that hasn’t diminished.”

Readers voted to determine the area’s best restaurants, bars, arts organizations, retail stores, services, parks, media personalities, sports teams, politicians, causes and urban experiences. In addition to being home to the #1 Cincinnatian, the Zoo earned top honors for:

  • Instagram Account
  • Kid-Friendly Attraction
  • Old Thing
  • Friend to the Environment
  • Place to Take a Visitor

Visit the Zoo to experience what the best in Cincinnati has to offer! During Zoo Blooms presented by Macy’s Gives, experience more than 100,000 tulips in full bloom. While you’re here, stop by to see Fiona and, on Thursdays in April, stick around for Tunes & Blooms free concerts. Stay connected by following @CincinnatiZoo on Instagram and find out why we’re #1!