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Help orangutans & their habitat by purchasing items made with sustainable palm oil! Shop with confidence that you're doing all you can to save this wild species: ow.ly/wSgA50FOiWy You can also donate here: bit.ly/DonateToSaveOr… #OSSPEatLikeanOrangutanFundraiser
A day in the life of Dilbert the 6-banded armadillo! He is celebrating his 12th Birthday today! 🥳H
Agricultural practices for growing & harvesting palm for oil are often unsustainable,damaging habitats which 🦧🐅 rely. But it can be harvested responsibly-be eco-friendly consumers & only buy items made from Sustainable Palm Oi#InternationalOrangutanDayacmzoo.org/conservation/o…PbH
Orangutan means “man of the forest” as they are so similar to people, sharing 97% of the same DNA. Orangutans are highly intelligent and are considered by many as the most curious creature next to man. #InternationalOrangutanDay
It's International Orangutan Day! This day is meant to help encourage the public to take action in protecting this amazing species in the wild. ow.ly/WBol50FSAZR
The perfect Fiona #blep. 😍 This great video is brought to you by Great American Insurance Group.x
The dark tear mark below a cheetah’s eye, called a malar stripe, absorbs the sunlight to keep the glare of the sun out of its eyes.
Fiona watching the fish swim by! The tilapia are not there for the hippos to eat. The fish serve multiple purposes, they help to keep the water clean by eating the hippo dung & they eat the dead skin off the hippos which keeps them clean & free of micro-organisms. #TeamFiona
Many animals jump up first thing in the morning when they hear their care team arrive - that's not the case with Juanita the armadillo! She is definitely not a morning armadillo. It takes her quite some time to decide to get out of bed. 💤w
Celebrating #TongueOutTuesday with Isla the tamandua! You can see her long sticky tongue that she uses to lick up insects. A single tamandua can eat up to 9,000 ants in a single day!
Fiona demonstrates her graceful water ballet moves with her mom Bibi! Hippos can't actually float or swim. They push off the bottom and propel themselves to the surface for air. Adult hippos can hold their breath for up to 5 minutes. #TeamFiona
Ajani Joe the baby black rhino loves the mud! Mud protects rhino skin from the sun and biting insects.
Sweet dreams! 💤 It doesn't get much cuter than a sleeping red panda cub.4
Zip plays with some hanging enrichment! #MondayMotivation
Scientists at CREW are working to validate the use of thermal imaging for non-invasive check ups! Projects like this reinforce our rep as a leader in conservation. Hopefully this technology will be used to improve the health of animals in zoos &in the wild ow.ly/UmSG50FRZ1C
Thanks @CincinnatiZoo for telling us this story about why animal imaging could be important wvxu.org/technology/202…
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Fiona getting a boost from her Mom. #TeamFiona
Happy #MeerkatMonday from (left to right) Bert, Louis, Shakira, Mark, and Zevon! 🥰🥰S8K
Zoo employees are invited to submit funding requests for conservation projects. In 2020 Renee's Okapi Conservation grant was chosen, putting indigenous people’s welfare at the forefront. Here's an update on how her grant helped The Women’s Group: okapiconservation.org/handicraft-tra…
Smiles from Batari! The Malayan tiger wears the characteristic striping pattern of black stripes on orange and white that provides excellent camouflage in the forest. Using its quiet stalking ability, a tiger will ambush large prey, often pouncing on it from the rear.
Pink-backed pelicans Skipper and Mary Ann! The large skin pouch that hangs from the pelican’s bill sweeps up more than a gallon of water, along with a fish or two, at a time.
Rico scratches an itch! Contrary to popular belief, a porcupine cannot shoot its spines and quills.
Purrfect close up of Imani where you can see her pretty eye lashes. #Caturday 😻0
All aboard! Sprint to the Safari Train! 🚂 (Brought to you by Superior Credit Union)#CaturdayyD
The Zoo's Barnyard Bonanza is a fast-paced, fun, family-friendly interaction in our Children’s Zoo. Experience the fun Wednesday-Sunday at 11am and 2pm! Brought to you by Grippo's.
Cece and her baby Theo! 😍G
Our two rockhopper chicks had their first swim lesson! 💦 As suspected, they took to the water like naturals. They will join the colony once they get comfortable in a deeper pool and lose all of their baby feathers. �#FridayFeelingnpf
Mai Thai reaching out to say Happy World Elephant Day!! The trunk enables elephants to breathe, locate scents, drink & manipulate objects from a small coin -> tree branch. The trunk is used to make sounds, greet/comfort other elephants, guide a calf & as a snorkel when swimming!
Happy #WorldElephantDay! 🐘 Proceeds from these amazing elephant ornaments will benefit Elephant Trek, the largest project in the Zoo's history & will give our elephant herd 5x the space of their current home. Pre-order now & for wonderful holiday gifts:rookwood.comAt
African elephant populations are rebounding in some areas, the number of Asian elephants remaining in the wild is only 40,000-50,000 & population trend for this endangered species is decreasing. You can help: purchase products made with sustainable palm oil #WorldElephantDay
Happy Birthday to Burger the king penguin! He turns 38 today, making this sophisticated gentleman the oldest king penguin in the United States! His care team says he's doing fantastic and still loves to eat herring! You can ID him by the orange band on his wing!
Happy #WorldElephantDay! Schottzie, Mai Thai & Jati celebrated with a bamboo forest! This great video is brought to you by Great American Insurance Group. #ThumbsUpTrunksUp
We've been working to become the most welcoming, accessible & inclusive Zoo! As part of our Zoo Access for All initiative, we opened 2 calming rooms for visitors with sensory sensitivities & offer sensory bags. SSA is the Sponsor of Diversity & Inclusion ow.ly/GuNM50FP25H
Cuteness alert! Surprise baby red panda born 7/16 is doing well & taking lots of naps just like a newborn should.😴Lin is taking excellent care of her new cub. Cubs usually don’t venture out of their nest box for several months. We expect to start seeing this cutie outside in Oct7
Remus the cheetah companion dog and Keeper Andie join the podcast today to talk all about cheetahs! cincinnatizoo.podbean.com 😻H
It's Keri Ann & Ori the milky eagle owl! Ori's large eyes offer exceedingly keen vision, even under very low light conditions. The milky eagle-owl is the only owl in the world with pink eyelids, which appear as soon as one week after the owl hatches.
Happy #WorldLionDay! John looks like he had fun with his enrichment! We provide funding to support Rebuilding the Pride, a community-based conservation program that helps restore a healthy lion population while reducing the loss of livestock to lions in Kenya's South Rift Valley
Lightning the sloth is in the final weeks of her long 10-month gestation period. The 24-hour birth watch has begun and her habitat has been baby-proofed. This post is brought to you by Quaker Chewy Dipps Sloth-Tastic granola bars.
Fiona is still learning about personal space 😂#TeamFionaaD
Meet Rio the hyacinth macaw. These brilliant blue birds are the largest flying parrots in the world! Their strong, hooked beak is designed for cracking open nuts, a favorite of which is the palm oil nut. See Rio in the Ameritas Wings of Wonder Bird Experience this summer!
Santana leaning on Shakira! 🥰#MeerkatMondayy9
Tessa’s birthday party! 🥳 Happy birthday!!i
Take advice from Lin the red panda and stop to smell the flowers this #NationalHorticultureDay!
Happy 15th Birthday Tessa!! 🎂m
Stop and smell the flowers! The botanical garden at the Cincinnati Zoo is one of the finest in the Midwest! #NationalHorticultureDay
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