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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Phone: 513-281-4700 -- 1-800-94-HIPPO
TTY: 513 559 7701
Statement of Purpose:
- To exhibit and interpret one of the world's most diverse
collections of rare plants and animals.
- To be a global leader in conservation and reproduction of
- To offer a full range of educational opportunities for the
- To offer a year-round range of activities, events and
exhibits to enrich and entertain visitors.
- To be involved in and committed to our local community which,
in turn, is supportive of the Zoo and its programs.
Highlights & Collections:
The Cincinnati Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the nation, and
ranked by its peers as the third
finest. Our Zoo has won numerous awards for the quality of its exhibits
and its successes in
breeding rare and endangered animals. Each visit to the Cincinnati Zoo
is a new and unique
experience; the Cincinnati Zoo is continuously changing, making it
possible for visitors to truly
explore an entire world of wonder.
Be sure to visit:
Award-winning Insect World, which houses over 60 insect displays.
Fun, interactive displays
encourage learning and are entertaining for both young and old.
Award-winning Jungle Trails has both indoor and outdoor
"immersion" displays that make
visitors feel as though they are immersed in the animals' habitat. The
rare bonobo chimpanzee is
found here, as well as orangutans, shoebill storks and others.
Gorilla World is one of the most popular areas at the Zoo. This
outdoor display is home to the
Zoo's world-renowned lowland gorillas. As of July 1996, the Cincinnati
Zoo held the record for
number of gorilla births in one year, six of the tykes were born in
1995, raising the total number of
gorilla births at the Cincinnati Zoo to 43.
The recently opened Wings of the World exhibits both least and
crested auklets, which are not
housed anywhere else in the world. The different displays inside the
exhibit allow visitors to
observe the free-flying "feathered dinosaurs" in an area much like
their natural habitats. Visitors
can walk into a South American rain forest, complete with a crashing
waterfall, or observe birds
such as the rhinoceros hornbill in an Australasian area. Many
interactive displays are located
throughout the exhibit as well.
FRISCH'S ANIMAL RECREATION CENTER
Watch as the Zoo's Cat Ambassadors run, splash and play in their
exercise yard. An experienced handler shares training secrets and
FRISCH'S DISCOVERY CENTER
Look, listen and touch some of our ambassador animals and gain
insights into their world.
Learn about conservation efforts around the globe. See how a
solar-powered fan works. Drop a
coin in the Conservation Parking Meter and actually save rain forest
land from destruction, and
send an environmental message to government officials.
- The Zoo is open 365 days a year.
- In summer, the gate opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m., the
park remains open until dusk.
- In winter, the gate opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Admission & Directions:
$8/adult, $4.50/child, $5.75/Senior citizens and children under 2
are free. Group rates are
available, please cal 513-559-7742 for more information.
Take Interstate 71 North or South to Dana Avenue Exit and follow
the signs to the Zoo.
Take Interstate 75 North or South to Mitchell Avenue and follow the
signs to the Zoo.
Just an example from Wings of the World. Photo: Richard Norton.
Spring floral Festival
blooms in front of the Reptile House. Photo: Ron Austing.
Thousands of Lights
light up the zoo during Festival of Lights. Photo: Richard Norton.
hangs out in Gorilla world. Photo: Mike Dulaney.
Edward Maruska, Executive Director
- Jack Huelsman, Associate Director
- Don Beresford, Director of Finance
- Milan Busching, Curator of Invertebrates
- Dr. Mark Campbell, Veterinary Director
- Mike Dulaney, General Curator
- Dave Ehrlinger, Director of Horticulture
- Stuart Fabe, Chief Development Officer
- Bob Lotshaw, Curator/registrar
- Thane Maynard, Director of Education
- David Oehler, Curator of Birds
- Donna Oehler, Director of Marketing/p.R.
- Karen Olberding, Director of Merchandise
- Sherry Van Sice, Director of Human Resources
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