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Celebrate America Recycles Day!
Tomorrow’s America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging more recycling. A program of Keep America beautiful, millions turn out to thousands of events held through the country to learn more about recycling...
Posted: 11/14/2013 9:34 PM
Beagle Sniffs out a Pregnancy Test for Polar Bears
Over the past two weeks, Elvis the pregnancy diagnosing beagle, has been hard at work smelling fecal samples (yes, fecal samples) collected from 17 female polar bears, including the Cincinnati Zoo’s own female, Berit. Currently, there is no definitive...
Posted: 11/8/2013 5:12 PM
Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to One, Then None
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation Despite once numbering in the billions and traveling in flocks that blotted out the sun, the entire passenger pigeon species...
Posted: 11/1/2013 9:00 AM
Levy Rap Says it All
Zoo employees and volunteers have been working hard to spread the word about the Zoo levy that will be on the ballot for Hamilton County voters next Tuesday. You’ve probably seen us putting signs in yards or standing at intersections hoping you’ll honk...
Posted: 10/28/2013 4:32 PM
“Making Your Business Green” Event
Learn from business professionals and other experts about how to green your business. It does not have to be expensive and overwhelming. This networking event brought to you by the Regional Storm Water Collaborative (RSWC) will illustrate how helping...
Posted: 10/15/2013 10:11 AM
El Zoologico Experiencia (The Zoo Experience in a Zoo Academy Student’s Words)
Guest blogger: Zoo Academy student, Keri Cross Hello everyone! My name is Keri Cross, and I am a Zoo Academy senior!!!!!! I started attending the Zoo Academy last year, and the experience has been absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! I have evolved a lot since I...
Posted: 10/10/2013 1:47 PM
Passenger Pigeon: Imagine a Billion Birds Flying Overhead
Guest blogger: Sophie Williams, Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) student and consultant on the Passenger Pigeon Memorial renovation The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, and perhaps the world. In 1800, North America was...
Posted: 10/1/2013 8:54 AM
Waterdog Babies Hatch at CREW
This past summer, CREW‘s aquatic salamander lab welcomed baby waterdogs into the world. Female waterdogs ‘Glitzy’ and ‘Muffintop’ both layed fertile eggs. It has been exciting to witness and document the development of these very elusive animals. It took...
Posted: 9/20/2013 9:42 AM
How Do You Differentiate Black, Indian and Sumatran Rhinos?
Guest blogger: Crissi Lanier, Interpretive Media Intern There are five species of rhinos in the world – Javan, Indian, Sumatran, Black & White. Three of these species, Indian, Black and Sumatran, reside here at the Cincinnati Zoo. Do you know how to identify...
Posted: 9/17/2013 1:10 PM
Zoo Animal Enrichment Activities Can Work for Your Pets
Many households in America cannot imagine their home without the four-legged member of their family. In a lot of cases, that member happens to be a dog. And while most dog owners take wonderful care of their dogs, many would be surprised to hear that...
Posted: 9/13/2013 12:52 PM
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