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Official Rules & Details

Zoological Society of Cincinnati, an Ohio nonprofit corporation dba The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (“Zoo”), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is sponsoring a fundraising event in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. All proceeds of the event will go to the Zoo and will be used in furtherance of its charitable purposes.

Entrance to the Ultimate Hippo Getaway is a donation of a hippo Birthday gift for $5 or five entries for a $20 hippo gift.  Each $5 donation receives a digital Fiona kiss pint and provides one entry to the drawing . One Winner will receive 5 tickets to the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and a behind the scenes hippo tour for 5 people to meet all 4 hippos, including Fritz! A 2-night hotel stay at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Official Hotel, the Graduate Cincinnati, a $50 voucher to Fiona’s at Graduate Cincinnati, a $1000 Visa Gift Card that can be used towards travel expenses.

Alternate method of entry available.  A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, Mail in requests for alternate method of entry can be obtained by mail to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Events Department 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. All requests must be made before noon on January 30th, 2023.  Contact the event administrator for any mail in entry questions. All gift sales are final. No refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of the Zoo. Void where prohibited. The chances of winning are based upon the actual number of entries received.

All sales for the Ultimate Hippo Getaway will end January 31, 2023 at 11:59PM. The winner will be contacted on or before February 7, 2023.

A name and email will be attached to each hippo gift. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize.

The winner will be contacted directly by phone or email. Any questions about these rules and regulations or the prize should be directed to the event administrator at [email protected].