Today, black rhinos remain Critically Endangered because of rising demand for rhino horn, which has driven poaching to record levels. More reason why Seyia's upcoming birth is so important to this species. She is due this summer.
The Cincinnati Zoo is excited to share that in early February, an Armonía expedition discovered a new breeding area of the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw. The Zoo helped fund this important project as part of our mission and commitment to saving wildlife and wild places. Click on the photo to read the full story.
Did you know you can support the zoo AND get up close encounters with some of our residents? We're taking you on a sneak peek of our new Friends on the Farm behind the scenes tour during this #fblive! Learn more: [ Cincinnatizoo.org Link ]
It's Photo Caption Friday! Come up with a clever caption for this photo of Fiona and we will choose our favorite. The winner will receive 2 tickets to see Matilda The Musical on Broadway on April 5th at 7:30pm courtesy of Broadway in Cincinnati. Matilda the Musical will be coming to the Aronoff Center in April.
Fiona is learning to be more independent and spending less time physically touching her human caregivers. This is all part of the plan to transition her to being in the hippo bloat. Find out more from head keeper Wendy by clicking the image below.
Check out this #FBLive from Sumatra of Delilah the 10-month-old Sumatran rhino. Delilah's father is none other than Andalas who was born here at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2001. Andalas was sent to Sumatra in 2007 in order to breed and help save his species. Sumatran rhinos are the most critically endangered large mammals on earth!
It's World Water Day! In 2006 The Cincinnati Zoo launched a major initiative to reduce water usage. Since that time we've saved well over 1 billion gallons of water as well as over 5.5 million dollars in water bills. #GreenestZooInAmerica
Listen to an interview with our Director of Animal Health, Dr. Mark Campbell about the extensive care provided to Fiona as well as what it takes to keep the 2,000 animals that call the Zoo home healthy.
Takin arrives right on time! Seven-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday, March 18. Her previous calf, born in 2015, had to be hand-reared due to medical issues, so this is her first real attempt to raise offspring. Her care staff has observed multiple nursing sessions and reported that the calf looks good and strong. Click below to learn more. [ Cincinnatizoo.org... View details ⇨
Fiona tipped the scales at 101 pounds this morning. This significant milestone puts her closer to becoming a real hippo! She has a great appetite and is now consuming hay and grain in addition to formula. Go #TeamFiona!