Recent posts for Cincinnati Zoo Blog

Meeting Baby Rhino Ethan
On June 22 2013, the Montgomery Zoo in Alabama announced the birth a special rhino baby that has very strong ties to Cincinnati. Sixteen months earlier, we applied the artificial insemination (AI) technique pioneered at the Cincinnati Zoo to a 12 year...
Posted: 6/27/2013 11:12 AM
Padmae is Healthy But No Longer Pregnant
We’re sad to report that Padmae the aardvark is no longer pregnant. Her pregnancy lasted about six months, and her body exhibited signs of being pregnant for months after the pregnancy ended. Even ultrasounds were misleading. They showed enough movement...
Posted: 6/26/2013 9:54 AM
Buttercups Return Home
On June 8, 336 plants of the Autumn buttercup (Ranunculus aestivalis) propagated at the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) were planted in a restoration project at a preserve near Panguitch, Utah....
Posted: 6/13/2013 5:00 PM
Advanced Inquiry Program: Not Your Ordinary Graduate School
Guest blogger: How many people can say they have to walk through a rainforest to get to their grad school classes? Imagine starting your day with the sounds of gibbons greeting you, followed by a variety of birds, elephants and possibly even the beautiful...
Posted: 6/13/2013 10:24 AM
Earn Money for the Zoo with MyActions.Org!
Help the Greenest Zoo in America raise money by recording YOUR green actions! Cincinnati’s regional sustainability alliance, Green Umbrella, is in the middle of their Spring Challenge in collaboration with MyActions.org, the social network for the planet....
Posted: 6/12/2013 11:33 AM
CREW Waterdogs Have the Right Stuff
Waterdogs exhibit distinct periods of activity and feeding depending on the season. Reproductive function is also highly seasonal. Male waterdogs produce spermatophores in Fall, at which time females collect and store the sperm internally for several...
Posted: 6/10/2013 11:17 AM
Greenest Restaurant in America!
How about that! Greenest restaurant in America! In fact, when the Green Restaurant Association took a look at our new Base Camp Café, the Cincinnati Zoo scored the highest sustainability rating of any restaurant EVER! We’re composting and getting out...
Posted: 6/7/2013 9:51 AM
CREW’s Aquatic Salamander Lab ‘Goes Green’ to Help Waterdogs Reproduce
Since 2008, CREW has been working to prevent extinction of one of North America’s most endangered salamander species, the black warrior waterdog. This project has involved the collaborative efforts of the Cincinnati Zoo, Innovative Zoological Solutions...
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:55 AM
Still Pregnant! Aardvark Update
We’ve been waiting for Padmae’s bundle of joy for weeks! I stopped asking the keepers if anything was new with her after hearing “still waiting” 20 or 30 times. Today, nursery keeper Dawn Strasser sent me this video update that shows the baby moving!!...
Posted: 5/22/2013 2:00 PM
Klyde’s Crate Training Success!
Klyde’s crate training was a success! He walked right in this morning and is now safely on his way to Sedgwick County Zoo. Klyde’s two main keepers, Marjorie and Randy, will be accompanying him on the drive to his new home, where he will get to meet his...
Posted: 5/20/2013 12:38 PM
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