Recent posts for Cincinnati Zoo Blog

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
Want to Go to School at the Cincinnati Zoo?
Hi, my name is Markala Washington Murray and I love animals. I’ve always had a passion for working with and helping animals whenever I could. That’s why going to school at the Zoo is the life I have always dreamed of and I love it. I grew up in a single...
Posted: 2/7/2014 2:16 PM
Lessons from the Passenger Pigeon
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation Did you know that the male passenger pigeon could fly up to 60 miles per hour? Find out what nickname this earned the pigeon...
Posted: 2/7/2014 10:26 AM
Why are there spots in these birds’ mouths?
Post co-authored by Aimee Owen The offspring of many finch species, like these Gouldian finch (Chloebia gouldiae) chicks, have luminous nodules, called papillae, on the sides of their beaks and markings on the inside of their mouths. Together, these act...
Posted: 1/28/2014 2:56 PM
Saving the Blues in Bolivia
The Blue-throated Macaw, found in the tropical savanna of northern Bolivia, is considered one of the most threatened bird species in the world. For the past three years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has supported an effort to enhance Blue-throated...
Posted: 1/23/2014 12:02 PM
Project Passenger Pigeon
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the passenger pigeon. It also marks the beginning of Project Passenger Pigeon—a...
Posted: 1/10/2014 4:15 PM
Calling All Artists!!!
Artists are needed to participate in the 2nd Annual Rain Barrel Art Project, hosted by the Regional Storm Water Collaborative and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This joint effort continues to educate the community about water conservation and...
Posted: 12/27/2013 3:34 PM
Snowflakes and spots
In the last week we have had an unexpected amount of snow at the Cincinnati Zoo. Though it can be tough to work outside in snowy conditions (lots of frozen locks and shoveling!), it does give the animals something new in their environment. Some animals...
Posted: 12/17/2013 3:25 PM
Passenger Pigeon: A Catalyst for Change
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation The loss of the passenger pigeon, such a robust and omnipresent species, was, and still is, a jarring loss to the world....
Posted: 12/9/2013 10:11 AM
An Experience like No Other: the Zoo Academy Story
Guest Blogger: Zoo Academy Senior, Sarah Franklin To start off, my name is Sarah Franklin. I’m a Zoo Academy student here at the Cincinnati Zoo, and I love every minute of it. The Zoo Academy is a branch of Hughes STEM High School, and is offered to anyone...
Posted: 11/20/2013 1:16 PM
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