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Hop on over to the Zoo! With the removal of most of their natural predators, kangaroo populations have grown quite large. In fact, there are twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia— over 45 million.
Boop! Do you recognize that nose? Bid on Rico's nose print art during our Animal Art Auction! Auction ends on May 16th and 9pm EDT.…
Hudo got the memo: #TongueOutTuesday! The Komodo dragon uses their long, forked tongue to pick up smells in the air.
Every day is a pool party for the penguins! 🐧 �Pk
Fiona the five-year-old! We're excited for her to be a big sister! #TeamFiona
The Animal Art Auction has begun! If you've always dreamed of owning a masterpiece created by your favorite Zoo animal, now is your chance! Check out all the works of art here: Auction ends on May 16th and 9pm EDT.
Fiona, five years ago today! 🥹#teamfionaau
Kris and Remus now and then! 😻 They still will spend overnights together and play on occasion!L
Smile! It's a new week! Fiona is here to brighten your day. 🌞#TeamFionaa#MondayMooddl
Sending love to all the supermoms out there! #MothersDay
Happy Mother's Day! Visit Kesi and her baby Amali during Zoo Babies, this month at the Zoo! 💖 (Brought to you by General Electric Credit Union)9
These tiny cacao flowers turn into big chocolate pods! Lots of big seeds need special techniques for long-term storage. CREW's Plant Division develops these cryopreservation techniques for endangered plant species to help Save Species with Science®! 🍫
Similar in size to a housecat, the Pallas’s cat is a predator specialized to live in the mountainous regions of central Asia. #Caturday
The Steller's sea eagle chick has really grown since hatching on March 2! Never far from water, the Steller’s sea eagle displays impressive fishing skills. Its favorite prey is salmon. Zoo Babies presented by General Electric Credit Union
Baby Theo is two years old and weighs over 1,000 pounds! Visit him during Zoo Babies in the month of May! Brought to you by General Electric Credit Union.
Breakfast with Lin! 🍃😍 Red pandas spend up to 13 hours a day foraging for bamboo, eating only the youngest, most tender leaveslg
Amphibians are ectothermic, meaning their body temperature relies on external sources, like a rock heated by the sun or a river or lake. The fire-bellied newt is toxic to the touch, a defense mechanism against predators. #AmphibianWeek
How long would you wait for a peck from Fiona?
Good morning Tom! Tom the cheetah has the loudest purrs! Cheetahs can't roar, but man they can purr. This great video is brought to you by Great American Insurance Group.
We chat with Dr. Erin Curry, who confirmed Fiona's mom was pregnant via ultrasound, in this new episode of Cincinnati Zoo Tales! Listen now:
It’s that time of year again! As always we thank you for your support! Please vote for the Zoo for #1 Zoo in the Country!…
If you're heading out to buy annuals for your garden this weekend, check out this guide from our Horticulture team for the best annuals for this area:
Amphibians are sensitive to invasive species, drought & disease. Researchers study amphibians because they often show early signs of stressors, like disease & climate change. About 1/3 of all amphibian species are in danger of extinction. #AmphibianWeek
Bring your babies to see our babies during Zoo Babies presented by General Electric Credit Union.
May 1-7 2022 is #AmphibianWeek! Amphibians are unique: they begin their lives in the water, but most of their adult life is on land!
Hi Tucker! 👋 Hippos have the largest canines of any land animal! Their teeth may grow up to 1.6ft & play no role in feeding, but for territorial battles. Their tusks are self-sharpening �yJ
Sir Francis Bacon helping out our Horticulture team! Red river hogs barrel their way through the forest in search of food. Using their strong snouts and sharp tusks to bulldoze through the leaf litter and soil, they dig up a dinner of roots, bulbs, other plants and small animals.
Bibi helping us test new snacks on the window! A hippos gestation period is 8 months! Hippo calves typically weigh 50 to 110 pounds at birth (unlike Fiona who was only 29 pounds!).
DYK: you can buy a carnivorous plant like the sundew in a test tube from the zoo? CREW's Plant Research Division uses tissue culture for conservation, but you can get in on the action too at our events! Make sure your new pet gets plenty of flies to eat!
It's Zoo Babies! The cutest month at the Zoo! Meet the babies:… (presented by General Electric Credit Union)
How do elephants get ready to go swimming? They put their trunks on! The birthday girl celebrated with a pool party!! Happy Birthday Mai Thai!
Happy 49th Birthday Mai Thai!! 49 looks great on you!
And they're off! Good luck to all of the flying pigs! #RunFlyingPig #cincinnati #TeamFiona @RunFlyingPig
Fiona & everyone at the Cincinnati Zoo wants to wish good luck to all of the Flying Pig runners! DYK: Hippos can run 19mph over short distances 🏃‍♂️#RunFlyingPigg#cincinnatii#TeamFionaa @RunFlyingPiggN
The CREW Plant Lab hosted Dr. Joe Ree (left) from the San Diego Zoo, so he could learn our techniques for cryopreserving endangered species! Teaching our skills to other institutions means that more plants can be conserved! #OhioNativePlantMonth
Zip the wallaby! Kangaroos and wallabies lick their forearms to cool off and give off excess heat through their tails.
It's a tight race! Please vote once a day for the Cincinnati Zoo for best Zoo in the country!! We appreciate your help! Vote here:…
Imani looking purrfect on this #Caturday! As the dominant predator on the African savannah, lions can take the largest prey of any other carnivore in the region. They are successful in only one of every four hunts. 😻N
Remus here celebrating Adopt a Shelter Dog Day! Reminding you that shelter dogs can make great pets! Learn more about Remus from his care team:…
This is the final day of the Zoo's Membership Sale! Visit the Zoo all year long!… (Presented by Frisch's)
Quercus geminata is the common Sand Live Oak, native to the southeastern US! At CREW, we experiment using common species so we can better understand how to best conserve their endangered relatives. #OhioNativePlantMonth
A manatee kiss for you! 😘Y
Happy 15th birthday Harapan!! We're wishing him the best of luck pairing with a female rhino at Way Kambas Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary to help save his Critically Endangered species!! Read more:… @RhinosIRF
Have you seen the Rockdale Urban Learning Garden in Avondale? This project was designed by a volunteer team from the @CincinnatiZoo Zoo as part of the Avondale Community Makeover. Partners include @Reds, @ProcterGamble and @CincyChildrens. Story here:
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