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Caring for a Preemie Baby Hippo - First Weeks with Fiona

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 02.13.2017 | Green
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

by Wendy Rice, Head Keeper, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Africa Department It wasn't long ago that we shared the news of our ultrasound succes...

Cincinnati Zoo's Premature Baby Hippo Takes Wobbly First Steps

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 02.05.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

After a few shaky days, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's premature baby hippo, Fiona, took her wobbly first steps in the wee hours of Sunday morni...

Animal Care Team Working Around the Clock to Nurse Premature Baby Hippo to Health at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.26.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's two-day-old baby hippo, born six weeks early, is hanging in there.  Her care team continues to give her 24-hour a...

Premature Hippo Baby is Receiving Critical Care from Cincinnati Zoo Staff

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.24.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Seventeen-year-old hippo Bibi gave birth early this morning to the first Nile hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 75 years. The cal...

Cincinnati Zoo's First Baby of 2017 is a Colobus Monkey... A Unique Monkey Species Known for Having No Thumbs

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.18.2017 | Good News
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's first baby of 2017 is a guereza colobus, a type of monkey once thought to be abnormal because it has no thumbs...

World's First Ultrasound Image of a Nile Hippo in the Womb Confirms that Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Bibi is Expecting!

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.09.2017 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news! Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound imag...

Animals Having Snow Much Fun at the Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 01.06.2017 | Good News
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Many humans and mammals prefer to be inside when temps are close to zero, but some animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden say BRRRRing it on...

Sumatran Rhino Harapan One Step Closer to Becoming a Dad

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 11.21.2016 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

One year after traveling to the other side of the world to meet a mate and contribute to the survival of his critically-endangered species, Cincinnati...

Barrier Around Harambe Exhibit In Cincinnati Zoo Was Substandard, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green

The barrier around a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo was not in compliance with regulations when a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure in May...

Zookeeper Becomes Batman for a Day to Catch and Count Every Vampire Bat in Cincinnati Zoo's Colony

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 10.28.2016 | Weird News
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

It's Halloween season, so it's not unusual to see kids dressed as Batman around Cincinnati Zoo. But the Zoo's real bat man, Zookeeper Mike, needs no c...

Green is the New Orange this Halloween! Cincinnati Zoo helps consumers choose eeek-o-friendly sweets.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 10.11.2016 | Green
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Buying certain kinds of candy for the army of sweet-seeking ghouls and boys that might show up at your house this Halloween could save an orangutan's ...

Hormonal Behavior Good Indicator of Pregnancy for Cincinnati Zoo's Black Rhino

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Keepers were convinced that Seyia, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's seven-year-old black rhino, was pregnant well before tests confirmed the go...

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Babies' Personalities and Spots are Unique

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 09.28.2016 | Good News
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Two-month-old Cora and two-week-old Zoey, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's female Maasai giraffe babies, can be identified by more than their spots...

Cincinnati Zoo & Wildlife Safari Team Up to Ensure Survival of the Most Genetically-Valuable Cheetah Cub in North America

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cheetah mom at Cincinnati Zoo's breeding facility adopts cub Six-year-old cheetah, Kathleen, has adopted the most genetically-valuable cheetah cub ...

Cincinnati Zoo Deletes Twitter Under Barrage Of Harambe Memes

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Technology

The Internet is not going to let the Cincinnati Zoo forget about Harambe the gorilla anytime soon. The zoo, where workers shot and killed Harambe in M...

The Cincinnati Zoo Wants You To Stop With All The Harambe Memes

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact

Nearly three months after Harambe was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo to ensure the safety of a little boy, memes using the gorilla’s image co...

Watch This Cheetah And Boar Play Soccer

Outspeak | Posted 08.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

This cheetah and boar deserve a gold medal in cuteness.

An Idea Called Empathy

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

When I heard about Lane Graves, the toddler killed by an alligator at Disney, I almost threw up. My son is 23-months old, roughly the same age as Lan...

The Disturbingly Different Responses To The Disney And Cincinnati Zoo Tragedies

Ranier Maningding | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Ranier Maningding

This isn't about gorillas and alligators. This is about our country's obsessions with invalidating, patronizing and racializing Black parents. All Black parents.

Why I Should Be In Jail And Other Things I Learned From The Tragedy At The Zoo

Mary Ann Ware | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Mary Ann Ware

When I heard about the little boy who had fallen into the gorilla enclosure in Cincinnati, I was fascinated just like everyone else. Maybe it's because I recall the hazards of raising two quick, mischievous preschoolers of my own just a few years ago.

One Zoo Lion Video

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

There is no question that the lives of animals in modern zoos are on people's minds all across the world lately. Harambe the gorilla in the Cincinnati...

Is it Time to Break With the Colonial Legacy of Zoos?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Instead of seeking justice for Harambe, or improving zoo policies or exhibit design, we should first ask what, precisely, are we conserving in zoos? In my view, we are perpetuating an outmoded worldview rooted in colonialism.

No Charges Filed Against Mother Of Boy Who Fell Into Gorilla Pen

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green

Prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the mother of the 3-year-old boy whose fall into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last wee...

Mom Draws Powerful Cartoon In Response To Cincinnati Zoo Incident

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents

When news of the recent Cincinnati Zoo incident made waves across the internet, many parents wrote essays about the hot-button issue. One mom decided ...

A Gorilla Is Dead. Put Down Your Pitchforks

Farrah Alexander | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

Dear Internet, I implore you... Please, put down your pitchforks. Even if the mom in question, was guilty of taking her eye off her child for a second, I believe the trauma of the incident and the incredible public backlash was more than enough punishment.