Three-peat for Fiona the Hippo and Cincinnati Zoo’s Instagram Account in 2020 Best of Cincinnati Awards

Posted March 25, 2020

CINCINNATI, OH (March 27, 2019) –  The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most famous resident has been voted the #1 Cincinnatian for the third year in a row in CityBeat’s 2020 Best of Cincinnati© Reader’s Poll! The Zoo also brought home top honors for its Instagram account, another three-peat, and multiple other categories including BEST PLACE TO TAKE A VISITOR, BEST HOLIDAY LIGHTS, and BEST FRIEND TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

“We want to thank everyone who voted for the Cincinnati Zoo and look forward to the day when we can reopen and give people the opportunity to enjoy all we have to offer,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard.  “In the meantime, we’re doing our best to keep Cincinnatians connected to the Zoo and their favorite animals with virtual experiences.  Be sure to check us out on Instagram and Facebook.”

The Zoo has been closed since March 15.  To fill that void, it has been offering Home Safari Facebook Lives daily at 3pm.  These virtual visits include up close encounters with animals and an activity related to the featured animal to do at home after the program. The videos and activities are also posted on the Zoo’s website.

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. The Zoo won for Best…

  • Instagram Account
  • Cincinnatian (Fiona)
  • Kid-Friendly Attraction
  • Old Thing
  • New Thing (Kris the cheetah)
  • Best Local News Story
  • Friend to the Environment
  • Place to Take a Visitor
  • Arworks Mural (Fiona and Bibi)
  • Holiday Lights Festival (PNC Festival of Lights)
  • Do Gooder

Stay connected by following @CincinnatiZoo on Instagram and find out why we’re #1!