This is Ernest, the almost 1-year-old kea chick. Visitors can go inside the Free Flight Aviary with the kea from 1:30-2:30 Friday-Sunday. The Zoo cares for the largest group of kea in North America & is committed to the conservation of this species. ow.ly/x9LQ50Mqktt
It’s the first penguin parade of 2023! When keepers opened the door, king penguins Stacey, Larry, Martin Luther & Bebe chose to come out for a walk! Parades are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays (1/16 & 2/20) at 11am & 2:30pm. Penguin Days is presented by U.S. Bank.
Ready to run! It's Rozi’s first time running on the full lure system! Daisy has been helping her run by playing chase & teaching her how to be fast. She will slowly build up her running distance & frequency & might be running in the Kroger Cheetah Encounter by this fall!
It's Save the Eagles Day! 🦅 Thanks to conservation efforts the bald eagle population has risen from 417 nesting pairs in 1963 to 9,700+ nesting pairs! The Zoo is home to 5 rescued bald eagles (Irene, Griffin, Klaus, Carla & Sam) that could not be released due to their injuries3
We have very sad news from our Animal Ambassador Team that the tamandua pup born last week passed away yesterday. This was unexpected, as mom and baby appeared to be doing well. Please keep the tamandua care team in your thoughts. This is a tremendously difficult loss for them.
Hudo celebrating #TongueOutTuesday! The Komodo dragon uses its forked tongue to pick up the scent of prey. When it comes to a dragon's menu anything's game as long as it's made of meat - dead or alive!
🐧 It's Penguin Days presented by U.S. Bank! Waddle to the Zoo and save money during Penguin Days! Enjoy discounted admission from January 9 – March 10 and penguin parades on the weekends!cincinnatizoo.org/events/penguin…RM
Thank you to Columbus Zoo for providing a life-saving blood donation for Ali, an 18-year-old aardvark from the Cincinnati Zoo! She still has a lot of recovering to do, but the blood transfusion was a success. Learn more: ow.ly/r9g050MlFG0
Rise & shine, Inigo! A relative of the raccoon, the ringtail is a small, nocturnal carnivore commonly found in Mexico and the southwestern United States. An expert climber, the ringtail can climb down trees headfirst by rotating its hind feet 180 degrees.
Ranging over much of North America, the river otter survives anywhere with access to abundant prey and clean water. With a streamlined body, webbed feet, muscular tail, flexible body, and waterproof fur, otters are designed for swimming.
Isla the tamandua gave birth early this morning after being on birth watch for more than a month! Sex of the pup has not yet been determined. Mom & pup are doing well! Stay tuned for more pup-dates. cincinnatizoo.org/news-releases/…
Happy National Bird Day! Help birds by buying bird-friendly coffee! Many birds we see here in summer overwinter in Central & South America. Bird-friendly coffee farms maintain their forest habitat. Find bird-friendly coffee near you: ow.ly/wlFw50MhKkt#SAFESongbirds
Fiona will be 6 on January 24! To celebrate the Queen of Cincinnati’s birthday, we're offering a prize package including a behind-the-scenes tour of Hippo Cove to meet all 4 hippos! A $5 Birthday gift gets you a digital Fiona kiss &1 entry to win. ow.ly/tOPU50MhvXx