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Successful Fixed Time Artificial Insemination in the Fishing Cat
CREW continues to make progress in improving the success of artificial insemination (AI) for propagating endangered cats. In recent research, we incorporated treatment with oral progesterone (Regumate) into our AI protocol for domestic cats to down-regulate...
Posted: 4/11/2014 3:09 PM
We Love our Volunteers
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week and is also the 40th year that two dedicated ladies by the names of Madge Van Buskirk and Clara Dantic have volunteered at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Volunteers are an essential part...
Posted: 4/10/2014 1:24 PM
Getting Ready For Summer With New Black Rhino Seyia!
At the end of last summer I wrote about training Klyde, our male black Rhino, to happily enter a crate, so he could travel to his new home and hopefully produce a bouncing baby rhino calf. But when Klyde left he also left us with an empty exhibit and...
Posted: 4/7/2014 2:59 PM
Breeding North American River Otters
Charismatic and curious North American river otters are so much fun to watch, but to get them to breed? That’s a whole lot trickier! North American river otters, as their name would suggest, live as far south as the Florida everglades, throughout most...
Posted: 3/28/2014 5:50 PM
Zoo Volunteer Observers
Our Zoo Volunteer Observers (ZVO) are a great asset to the Zoo & our Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) – being our eyes (and ears sometimes) when keepers go home at night. They have been busy...
Posted: 3/21/2014 4:45 PM
Sihil the Ocelot Travels to Texas for Annual Ocelot Conservation Festival
Last week, Sihil, the Zoo’s 14-year-old ambassador ocelot, showed off her spots at an Ocelot Conservation Day Festival held in Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the...
Posted: 3/19/2014 1:02 PM
From the Passenger Pigeon to Conservation at the Cincinnati Zoo
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation The reason we study the story of the passenger pigeon is not to be sad about its loss, but to be aware. Humans have a great...
Posted: 3/17/2014 4:25 PM
My Life as a Zoo Academy Student
Guest blogger: Brianna Williams Hey you guys! My name is Brianna Williams and I am currently a senior at the Cincinnati Zoo Academy and I am so excited to share my story with you all! Well, for starters, I have always loved animals. Growing up I had 5...
Posted: 2/25/2014 1:47 PM
Lion Enrichment
John and Imani, our two African lions, are getting to know each other behind the scenes. To make their eventual pairing as successful as possible, the introduction process is slow, strategic and multi-phased. Today we gave John some straw from Imani’s...
Posted: 2/21/2014 4:16 PM
Duck Dynasty
By Kim Klosterman and Jenny Gainer At the Cincinnati Zoo, the beginning stages of duck breeding season on Swan Lake are just around the corner. Most people associate spring time with cute little ducklings, but at the Zoo’s bird house we have to start...
Posted: 2/13/2014 9:41 AM
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