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Giveaway: Win a Basic Family Membership!

Winning a Basic Family Zoo Membership is FUN for the entire family!

Benefits include:

  • FREE year-round admission to the Cincinnati Zoo
  • FREE admission to PNC Festival of Lights
  • FREE or discounted admission to over 100 other zoos
  • 20% discount at all food service locations
  • 10% gift shop discount
  • Three 1/2-price guest passes
  • Subscription to Wildlife Explorer magazine
  • Invitations to special events and previews

The winner of the Basic Family Membership receives an $84 value which includes standard membership benefits for two named adults, and children in the same household or grandchildren 18 and under.

Entering is EASY:


MANDATORY ENTRY: Simply leave comment on this post and tell us what your favorite thing is at the Cincinnati Zoo!  And,  be sure to include your email address so you can claim your prize.


 or via  RSS - and leave a separate comment on this post telling us you did.
Like the Cincinnat Zoo on Facebook – and leave a separate comment telling us you did OR that you already do.
Follow @CincinnatiZoo on Twitter – and leave a separate comment telling us you did OR that you already do.
Tweet or post to Facebook:I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo” - and leave a separate comment on this post telling us you did, including your Twitter handle.


Contest ends Sept. 2nd, 2010, 11pm EST. Winner will be selected using Random.org and will be announced on September 3rd.



1 Tiffany { 08.27.10 at 8:54 pm }

I love feeding the giraffe at Giraffe Ridge! Email: t-sands@hotmail.com

2 Tiffany { 08.27.10 at 8:54 pm }

I follow the Zoo on Twitter! @MomNom

3 Tiffany { 08.27.10 at 8:55 pm }

I like the Zoo on Facebook! Email: t-sands@hotmail.com

4 Tiffany { 08.27.10 at 8:55 pm }

I subscribed! Email: t-sands@hotmail.com

5 Stephanie { 08.27.10 at 9:34 pm }

I love taking my kids and watching their faces as they discover something new everytime.

6 Sheri Westendorf { 08.27.10 at 9:35 pm }

I love the Gorilla’s!

7 Jessica Brown { 08.27.10 at 9:36 pm }

I love seeing all the animals and watching my sons face light up when he sees them! The zoo has always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid!

8 Michele { 08.27.10 at 9:36 pm }

We love the Zoo! Great place to take the kids for a full day of fun. They sleep well when we get home!

9 Beth { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

I LOVE the nocturnal house!! The vampire bats are awesome :) Email: scorpionfan123@yahoo.com

10 Rachelle { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

I follow you on facebook. We love the zoo! We have a 2yr old and he loves the carosel and train ride. I love the manatees and cat house. Looking forward to see the lights we are planning on going this year!

11 carol buckley { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

we love the komodo dragons and the manatees!

12 Jeanette { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

My favorite thing at the zoo is the cat house.

13 Heather { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

We love the zoo and it’s hard to pick just one favorite part. If I had to choose, I’d say it’s the giraffes. I love the new exhibit space!

14 Michele { 08.27.10 at 9:37 pm }

Already like you on Facebook. msporredoss@aol.com

15 Rachelle { 08.27.10 at 9:38 pm }
16 Beth { 08.27.10 at 9:38 pm }

I like the Zoo on Facebook! Email: scorpionfan123@yahoo.com

17 Heather { 08.27.10 at 9:38 pm }

I just signed up for the newsletter.

olive_and_ollie (at!) yahoo.com

18 Stephanie { 08.27.10 at 9:38 pm }

My favorite part of the zoo is taking my kids on the train and seeing the animals that way!

19 Beth { 08.27.10 at 9:38 pm }

I subscribed! Email: scorpionfan123@yahoo.com

20 Heather { 08.27.10 at 9:39 pm }

I like the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook.

olive_and_ollie (at!) yahoo.com

21 Heather Willard { 08.27.10 at 9:39 pm }

I love the polar bears! heather@mob.net

22 Stephanie { 08.27.10 at 9:39 pm }

I tweeted! @littlemoremoore

23 Heather { 08.27.10 at 9:39 pm }

I already follow on twitter. I’m @oliveandollie

olive_and_ollie (at!) yahoo.com

24 Heather Willard { 08.27.10 at 9:39 pm }

I’m a fan on facebook – heather@mob.net

25 Gwen Davis { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

I love the bears- all of them. But most of all I love the spectacled bear. One of my favorite animals of all time.

26 Cathy { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

We loved the sloths. They are so funny and slow. It’s amazing that they even have the energy to get their food!

27 Stephanie { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

I follow on facebook!

28 Jessica { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

i love the otters. they are too cute.

29 Holly Hurst { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

I ♥ the Polar Bears….just subscribed hhurst932@gmail.com..Thanks : )

30 Kristi mcdaniel { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

By far, my favorites are the monkeys , gorillas, and orangoutangs. Thanks for the chance to win!

31 Melissa A. { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

I just signed up for your feed! adkinsmz at gmail dot com

32 Heather { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

Just tweeted about the giveaway. From @oliveandollie

olive_and_ollie (at!) yahoo.com

33 Nancy { 08.27.10 at 9:40 pm }

My family learns something NEW every time we go to the zoo…I have lost count after 17 years of living in Cincy.

34 Stephanie { 08.27.10 at 9:41 pm }

I already follow the zoo on twitter! @littlemoremoore

35 Melissa A. { 08.27.10 at 9:41 pm }

I like the zoo page on Facebook! adkinsmz at gmail dot com

36 Jessica { 08.27.10 at 9:41 pm }

added RSS to my google reader :-)

37 Heather Willard { 08.27.10 at 9:41 pm }

I tweeted too! @foodhussy

38 rich { 08.27.10 at 9:41 pm }


39 Heather Willard { 08.27.10 at 9:42 pm }

And I follow! @foodhussy

40 Brandie { 08.27.10 at 9:42 pm }

GORILLA’S are my favorite and my 3 sons love the VAMPIRE BATS and of course the INSECT house…so fun : )

41 Erin Herman { 08.27.10 at 9:42 pm }

Our daughter is adopted from Asia, so we like to look at all the animals that are native to that part of the world.

42 Erin { 08.27.10 at 9:42 pm }

watching the polar bears in the morning while they do their routine swim !

43 Kathy Davis { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

We love the elephants. Our last visit we got to see them feeding the elephants and got to hear the trainers talking abou the elephants. They are amazing creatures!

44 Brigitte Jeanette Songer { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

My children and I really enjoy watching the Manatee’s :) We also love love love to feed the Giraffe’s :) We love the Cincinnati Zoo!

45 Melissa A. { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

I posted my status on Facebook! adkinsmz at gmail dot com

46 Kristi mcdaniel { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

I subscribed!

47 Erin { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

I subscribed!

48 Mary Lane { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

I have to say I love my Cincinnati Zoo. What I love most is the look of amazement upon my son face as he explores the zoo. Each time he learns something new and falls in love with our animals that God blessed us with. However, he would say his fave thing is the train.

49 Angie { 08.27.10 at 9:43 pm }

Love watching the polar bears swim, and just learning with my family!

50 Erin { 08.27.10 at 9:44 pm }

I already have liked the Cincinnati Zoo on face book!

51 Tracey { 08.27.10 at 9:44 pm }

My favorite thing about the zoo is spending time with the kids. Seeing the wonder in their eyes as they see the animals for the first time over and over again. How they talk about it for weeks after a visit, and plan the next visit in the car on the way home. How I feel so bonded and close to them after we’ve spent the day on the tram trying to see everything in just one day. The zoo is a place of solace, when things are going wrong. It’s a step into a new world, away from the real world for just a day. My daughter loves the zoo so much she wants to be a zookeeper when she grows up. She says, “Then they will pay ME to come and be with the animals!”

52 Linda Brown { 08.27.10 at 9:44 pm }

We love the carosel, train and Jungle Trails.

53 Krissy { 08.27.10 at 9:44 pm }

I love everything at the zoo!! I would have to say our favorite part of the zoo is the Polar Bears and the peacocks! We love coming to the Hallzooween event and the Festival of Lights. They way the kids faces light up at all the things to do at the zoo is priceless!!

54 Melissa A. { 08.27.10 at 9:44 pm }

My favorite thing about the zoo is that my kids LOVE it there – especially seeing the elephants!

55 Kristi mcdaniel { 08.27.10 at 9:45 pm }

I already like the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook.

56 Brandie { 08.27.10 at 9:45 pm }

GORILLA’S are my favorite and my 3 sons love the VAMPIRE BATS and of course the INSECT house…so fun : )

57 Brenda { 08.27.10 at 9:45 pm }

I love the gorillas! I also love looking at all the flowers – just beautiful.

58 Debbie { 08.27.10 at 9:46 pm }

I love seeing the faces of the children who are visiting the zoo.

59 Erin { 08.27.10 at 9:46 pm }

shared on face book!

60 Amanda { 08.27.10 at 9:46 pm }

We like to ride the train and watch the polar bears swim :)

61 Kristie { 08.27.10 at 9:47 pm }

We love watching the gorilla’s, they are so funny! Email Kristie0295@yahoo.com

62 Tracey { 08.27.10 at 9:47 pm }

I “like” the zoo on facebook! :)

63 Kristie { 08.27.10 at 9:47 pm }

I like the zoo on Facebook.. Kristie0295@yahoo.com

64 Tim { 08.27.10 at 9:47 pm }

Picture caption for the polar bear, “Hey did you get my e-mail? Oh yeah watch me do this trick!”

Subscribed, followed and Liked.

65 Tracey { 08.27.10 at 9:47 pm }

I also subscribed.

66 Rachel { 08.27.10 at 9:48 pm }

We love the monkeys. They are so cute and always make our daughter smile. Our second favorite are the giraffes.

67 Denise { 08.27.10 at 9:48 pm }

I love the Polar Bears!!!!! :)

68 Kristie { 08.27.10 at 9:48 pm }

I subscribed! Kristie0295@yahoo.com

69 Rachel { 08.27.10 at 9:49 pm }

I subscribed

70 Denise { 08.27.10 at 9:49 pm }

I already “like” the Cincinnati Zoo on facebook, that’s how I found out about this contest!

71 Terri Noble { 08.27.10 at 9:49 pm }

We love the insect house and festival of lights. My son and his fiancee got engaged on the train ride last year. mrslniii@aol.com

72 Erin B { 08.27.10 at 9:49 pm }

The polar bears and train ride!

73 Kayla { 08.27.10 at 9:49 pm }

I Love the Big Cats!
Email- kayla.wharff@gmail.com

74 Tonya { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

we love the zoo, my 4 yr old twin boys ask to go all the time! a fun family experience. love the bear picture, what a sweet moment.

75 Sarah { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

I like letting my toddler feed the giraffes!

76 Penny Wagner { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

I love the gardens!

77 Mandy { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

I love seeing the Zoo babies!

78 Erin B { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

LIKE on facebook!

79 Kayla { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

I am a fan on facebook!
email- kayla.wharff@gmail.com

80 Denise { 08.27.10 at 9:50 pm }

And, I posted “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“ my facebook!!

81 Tracey { 08.27.10 at 9:51 pm }

I am following the Zoo on Twitter. spaceytracey72

82 Melanie Anderson { 08.27.10 at 9:51 pm }

I love the gorillas. They are always entertaining!

83 Penny Wagner { 08.27.10 at 9:51 pm }

I posted this to facebook!


84 Tracey { 08.27.10 at 9:51 pm }

I posted the link to Facebook!

85 Melanie Anderson { 08.27.10 at 9:52 pm }

I like the zoo on facebook!

86 Erin B { 08.27.10 at 9:52 pm }

i subscribed to the blog

87 Dawn { 08.27.10 at 9:52 pm }

I love ZooBabies!

88 Mandy { 08.27.10 at 9:53 pm }

I subscribed!

89 Erin B { 08.27.10 at 9:53 pm }

shared on facebook !

90 Mandy { 08.27.10 at 9:53 pm }

I like the Zoo on Facebook and love the great updates!

91 Dawn { 08.27.10 at 9:54 pm }

I like the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook!

92 Mandy { 08.27.10 at 9:55 pm }

I posted to my Facebook “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“

93 lara arnold { 08.27.10 at 9:56 pm }

I love unhurried time with my kids at the zoo!

94 Gwen Davis { 08.27.10 at 9:56 pm }

Already friends on FaceBook. =)

95 Sara Bairnsfather { 08.27.10 at 9:57 pm }

My family loves the zoo. My favorite animals to see are the Manatees and feeding the Giraffes.

96 Donna { 08.27.10 at 9:58 pm }

I love many things at the Cincinnati zoo….I love all of the monkeys, they are my favorite animals but my favorite thing at the zoo honestly is the whole zoo…I dont have just one favorite at the Cincinnati Zoo because I have seen other zoos and ours is definately the best I have ever been too, its big its beautiful, with a wide variety of exotic animals, your never bored because there is always something to see and do there, You have great events and work with great charities…..Honestly whats not to love about the Cincinnati Zoo, Ive been there over a thousand times and will keep going to the Cincinnati Zoo until Im unable to get there because of old age!..lol

97 Toni Bain { 08.27.10 at 9:59 pm }

We moved to Cincinnati 5 yrs ago from KS. We have visited a lot of zoos in many states. Cincinnati’s zoo is by far the best we have ever been to. We always enjoy the gorillas and manatee exhibits but it is hard just to choose one or two.

98 Carolyn { 08.27.10 at 10:00 pm }

We love the polar bear exhibit!

99 Melissa McAfee { 08.27.10 at 10:01 pm }

I love watching my 4 yr old daughters face light up like its X-mas time. She is in total awe when she is there and talks about it for weeks. My favorite thing would be the Zoo Babies!

100 tonya { 08.27.10 at 10:01 pm }

Favorite things: White tigers, zoobabies

101 Carolyn { 08.27.10 at 10:01 pm }

I Like the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook.

102 Brenda { 08.27.10 at 10:01 pm }

My first love is the diffrent gardens arround the zoo. My second love is the gorilla’s.

103 Christine { 08.27.10 at 10:02 pm }

We love the zoo if I had a pass I would be over there day

104 Tonya { 08.27.10 at 10:02 pm }

I love the whole zoo, but if I have to pick one I would have to say the elephants and the Otters. I Have a daughter that love the bats.

105 Carolyn { 08.27.10 at 10:02 pm }

I posted “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“ on my Facebook page.

106 Kelly { 08.27.10 at 10:03 pm }

I love being able to share the magic of the zoo with my children. Its always been one of my favorite places.

107 Elizabeth { 08.27.10 at 10:05 pm }

Our favorite thing about the zoo is the Jungle Trails. We love the waterfall and the hearing the monkeys hoo hoo ha ha while we walk the trail and enjoy the shade. We get a membership to the zoo every year and love and enjoy all of the activities and events held such as Hallzooween and Festival of Lights.

108 Wendy { 08.27.10 at 10:05 pm }

We love watching the manatees swim!

109 Tara { 08.27.10 at 10:06 pm }

I love to watch the Gorillas. They are so interesting.

110 T. Weiss { 08.27.10 at 10:06 pm }

Our favorite thing at the Cincinnati Zoo is taking the time to read and enjoy the exhibits. The walkways are wide enough for our family member with physical restrictions to feel safe and enjoy his time at the zoo. We like to read the information and spend time observing the animals. The zoo layout makes it easy for our family to enjoy ourselves, and we’d LOVE to see the holiday lights this year!

111 Tara { 08.27.10 at 10:06 pm }

My daughter loves the Elephants!

112 T. Weiss { 08.27.10 at 10:07 pm }

Also wanted to let you know that I already follow you on Twitter!

113 Lori { 08.27.10 at 10:08 pm }

I love watching the Polar Bears play. My kids love going at Halloween and watching the animals play with the pumpkins!!

114 T. Weiss { 08.27.10 at 10:08 pm }

I also “like” you on Facebook.

115 Melissa { 08.27.10 at 10:08 pm }

My kids love the reptile exhibits!

116 Melissa { 08.27.10 at 10:09 pm }

I like Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook!

117 Becky { 08.27.10 at 10:11 pm }

I just like going to the zoo and watching my children’s faces when they see the animals it priceless.. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful zoo in our backyard.

118 Shari Frost { 08.27.10 at 10:13 pm }

We love going to the Cincinnati Zoo. Some of our favorite things to see and do at the zoo……petting the snakes, watching the Manatee eat lettuce, feeding the giraffes, watching the Rhino take a self induced bubble bath, seeing the sleeping Lions, watching the chimps play, and my most favorite thing….watching my daughter’s face light up while we are there.

119 Wendy Wiehe { 08.27.10 at 10:14 pm }

Oriental Garden is our favorite. Thanks for all the landscaping ideas!

120 Donna { 08.27.10 at 10:18 pm }

I like seeing all the animals.

121 Lisa { 08.27.10 at 10:19 pm }

We haven’t had a chance to come to the zoo yet—this will be perfect!

122 Donna { 08.27.10 at 10:19 pm }

I like the zoo on Facebook

123 C. de Silva { 08.27.10 at 10:20 pm }

When I visit the Cincinnati Zoo, I love watching families and friends enjoying their time together, little ones getting excited about the animals, the beautiful landscaping and learning more about each animal species. I have read books about Bonobos and am really interested in their social dynamics, and Cincinnati Zoo is the first (and only) place so far I have seen them in person.

124 Jen { 08.27.10 at 10:21 pm }

I love the polar bears and lions! My boys love the reptiles and my daughter the zebras. We just love the zoo, it’s some good family fun!

125 Donna { 08.27.10 at 10:24 pm }

And, I posted “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“ my facebook!!


126 Heather Smith { 08.27.10 at 10:24 pm }

I love every part of the zoo
But mostly the smiles on my children’s face as they are amazed with watching the animals

127 Carla { 08.27.10 at 10:24 pm }

My family loves visiting the zoo. The part of the zoo we always have to visit is the elephants!

128 Carla { 08.27.10 at 10:26 pm }

I follow the zoo on facebook!

129 misty { 08.27.10 at 10:27 pm }

like the fact that its a fun family place love to see every thang there

130 Lesley Benjamin { 08.27.10 at 10:28 pm }

What’s not to love? Walking thru the park, smelling the smells, listening to the sounds, looking at animals, picnic lunch…HAPPY KIDS and Families !!!!!

131 Courtney { 08.27.10 at 10:28 pm }

We were just there recently during visitor appreciation weekend. Kids loved it and would love to go back with a free membership. 4D theater was great!

132 Elizabeth Reynolds { 08.27.10 at 10:28 pm }

I really enjoy going to the Cincinnati Zoo, It’s really hard to pick a favorite animal, their all so amazing, but Nikkie is so cool, if she is in the water I’ll say her name and she gets out of the water and walks over closer to us, which is totally amazing, and all your employees are super cool as well, I enjoy being able to pet the different animals when the employees are out with them, blue tongue lizard, the snakes,hawk, etc… I just find the Zoo so relaxing and peaceful.. Thank you so much for making Cincinnati have such a beautiful zoo, ohh the the dragon is totally freaking awesome..

133 Alicia { 08.27.10 at 10:29 pm }

We follow you on facebook. Our favorite things are the cats, both in and out of the cat house. Plus, I love how the children’s part of it was redone! We love it! We love it! We love it!

134 Susie { 08.27.10 at 10:30 pm }

I love the overnights we take with our girl scouts every year. The staff is awesome and the nocturnal hike is something else. The animal visits are a favorite of the girls. My family loves the zoo.

135 Courtney { 08.27.10 at 10:30 pm }

I posted on Facebook that I entered to win the free membership!

136 tina { 08.27.10 at 10:32 pm }

I love seeing the polor bears and my kids love all the animals! I also put this on facebook. As a family we love the zoo and always have a great time.

137 Amanda { 08.27.10 at 10:32 pm }

We love the Orangutans! And the Polar bears….and the penguins! What is there not to love about the zoo!!!

138 Kris { 08.27.10 at 10:33 pm }

I love the bird aviary and the Peace Garden.

139 Kim { 08.27.10 at 10:33 pm }

I love the Cincinnati Zoo. I’ve lived here all of my life and been there many, many times. Now that I have kids, I love to see the animals through their eyes again. I love to hear the questions and comments they have about the animals. They love when we run into a keeper holding an animal that they can see up close and touch and learn something about. I have 5 kids and WE ALL LOVE THE CINCINNATI ZOO! Not to mention it’s a beautiful zoo to walk around and I love going in the spring b/c of all of the beautiful flowers! I could go on and on.

140 Karrie { 08.27.10 at 10:35 pm }

We love the Festival of Lights – we look forward to it every year. Also Hallozooween is great fun for the kiddos. Lots of events and renovations keep us coming back!

141 Tammy { 08.27.10 at 10:36 pm }

I am already a fan of the zoo on facebook. I like the Zoo.

142 Jeremy { 08.27.10 at 10:36 pm }

Polar Bears are def. one of my favorite animals to watch. They just seem to love to show off their underwater skills.

143 Tammy { 08.27.10 at 10:39 pm }

I now follow Cincinnati Zoo on Twitter

144 April-May { 08.27.10 at 10:40 pm }

I like how there is always something new at the zoo. We try to make it out at least every season.

145 lori { 08.27.10 at 10:41 pm }

i love the polar bears!

146 Sarah { 08.27.10 at 10:41 pm }

Love the gorillas!

147 lori { 08.27.10 at 10:42 pm }

I like getting updates on Facebook of what is going on.

148 April-May { 08.27.10 at 10:42 pm }

I’m a fan on facebook!

149 April-May { 08.27.10 at 10:42 pm }

I follow on Twitter!

150 Sarah { 08.27.10 at 10:43 pm }

Follow zoo on Facebook

151 Amanda May { 08.27.10 at 10:43 pm }

We love Manatee Springs!

152 Josh { 08.27.10 at 10:43 pm }

My wife and I love taking pictures of all the animals around the zoo! She loves the polar bears, but I’d have to say my favorite is the reptile house, especially for the snakes!

153 Amanda May { 08.27.10 at 10:44 pm }

I follow Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Facebook.

154 Julie Cunningham { 08.27.10 at 10:44 pm }

Love the zoo, Juch4@zoomtown.com

155 Amanda May { 08.27.10 at 10:46 pm }

I subscribed to the newsletter.

156 Amanda May { 08.27.10 at 10:47 pm }

I tweeted about the contest on Twitter. My twitter handle is punkflute.

157 Adrienne { 08.27.10 at 10:49 pm }

My 3 kids and I love the zoo!

158 Hope W { 08.27.10 at 10:54 pm }

I am a fan on facebook and a fan in real life as well. We love going to the zoo during the Festival of Lights. Its part of our Thanksgiving weekend, and we wouldn’t miss it for anything.

159 Chris { 08.27.10 at 10:54 pm }

I love the polar bears!

160 Chris { 08.27.10 at 10:54 pm }

I am a fan on Facebook

161 Hope W { 08.27.10 at 10:56 pm }

I also subscribed.

162 Patricia { 08.27.10 at 10:59 pm }

oh, wow – name only ONE thing I love the best?? impossible to name just one – the wide selection of animals, the effort in making nice habitats, the beautiful landscaping, how clean the grounds are, the effort made to make every thing run smoothly and on time, the enrichment programs (for humans and animals) the train and children’s zoo – I could go on and on. And especially the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

163 Marti Tracy { 08.27.10 at 11:03 pm }

I am a fan on facebook…and my favorite part of the zoo is the amount of animals…love the elephants and giraffes…

164 Kimberly { 08.27.10 at 11:09 pm }

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful zoo! We have been members for many years. My son who is 7 absolutely loves the zoo. His career role model is Thayne Maynard. The education classes and hands-on interactive opportunities are fantastic. He has learned so much about not only animals, but the environment and conservation as well. We follow on Facebook, the blog, Youtube, and the website. Thank you for such a great facility!

165 Bill Miller { 08.27.10 at 11:11 pm }

Love the monkeys!

166 Missy { 08.27.10 at 11:17 pm }

I love and cherish all the family memories of my childhoold through my adult life. The zoo was my Mom’s favorites place to visit, she loved the walrus exhibit.
Since her passing, I always try to make it to the zoo on the day that she passed away to help stay connected with her.
I am now making new family memories with my husband and step daughter that my Mom never had the chance to meet but she is with us when we visit the zoo.

167 Melissa Meyer { 08.27.10 at 11:21 pm }

We love the noisy monkeys. We have them on video and they make us laugh all the time! mdbrunner@hotmail.com

168 teresa anne kirkpatrick { 08.27.10 at 11:24 pm }

Too hard to choose one favorite thing at the zoo! A lot of fun can be had at a zoo. Love all the animals and always get a lot of great pictures when I go. Monkeys are a great deal of fun! Going to zoos gives me great ideas for children’s books which I get published.

169 toni { 08.27.10 at 11:24 pm }

i follow on facebook!!

170 Amy { 08.27.10 at 11:26 pm }

Cincinnati Zoo is the BEST zoo!! I love taking the little boy I nanny for…his favorite is the train of course and also the awesome cheetah encounter!!!

171 Jocelyn { 08.27.10 at 11:29 pm }

We love going to the zoo as a family. My 3 yo’s favorite are the “stinky elephants” and my 1 yo loves every animal. She makes the same animal noise for all of them :)

172 Christi { 08.27.10 at 11:36 pm }

My favorite thing about the zoo is the festival of lights. We try to go every year for my birthday in late December…

173 Candy Boggs { 08.27.10 at 11:42 pm }

My family and I love to see the new baby animals when they are born at the zoo. We enjoy watching them and seeing how they interact with their families. We are so looking forward to the “meeting” the Nikki’s baby rhino! We also enjoy the bird shows. Ohio has the best zoos!

174 Candy Boggs { 08.27.10 at 11:45 pm }

Already like the Zoo on Facebook. :)

175 Michelle { 08.27.10 at 11:45 pm }

I follow you on facebook Clermont Animal Hospital and Michelle Sharp and twitter :) @runawayfilly @clermontanimal

I need to go to the zoo… My favorite part about the zoo is the outside cats wish I could be closer to them… Taking photos and sharing them on facebook… Love the Lions, Tigers and Cheetahs.

176 Julia { 08.27.10 at 11:47 pm }

I subscribed! Love the zoo, the cat house is always my favorite place to visit!

177 Savanah { 08.27.10 at 11:47 pm }

I love the sleepy red pandas!

178 Crystal { 08.27.10 at 11:48 pm }

It’s hard to choose a favorite but I’ll say the gorillas

179 Julia { 08.27.10 at 11:49 pm }

I like the Cinti Zoo on facebook! phoebe_n@yahoo.com

180 Justin { 08.27.10 at 11:49 pm }

I love the polar bears! Email: modulus@fuse.net

181 Julia { 08.27.10 at 11:50 pm }

I follow the zoo on twitter – http://twitter.com/Julia_fit

182 Crystal { 08.27.10 at 11:53 pm }

I like The Cincinnati Zoo on facebook, and we love the Cincinnati Zoo and I hope that my family and I win memberships, i want to see the polar bears and I still havent seen the cheetah run!

183 Christopher McDaniel { 08.27.10 at 11:56 pm }

Would love this!

184 Christopher McDaniel { 08.27.10 at 11:57 pm }

Gettin it done

185 Linda Rabius { 08.28.10 at 12:02 am }

Summer, spring, winter, fall… there’s so much to do at the Cincinnati zoo we love it all. Zoo babies, bats, even big cats! Manetees, bears, monkeys and bugs… the petting zoo…just wish we could hug! Peacocks strutting their stuff, enjoying one day is never enough. No matter the time, no matter the season, we love our zoo, with very good reason.
(I also posted this on Facebook)

186 M { 08.28.10 at 12:05 am }

The petting zoo is great for the kids. I like the polar bears and elephants best.

187 Laura { 08.28.10 at 12:15 am }

I have to say I enjoy everything about the zoo from the animals to the plant life. It always takes you to another place in this world without leaving Cincy. BUT, I have to say the favorite place for me is watching the elephants. I can look in their eyes and see a lifetime of wonder and amazement.

188 Mindee { 08.28.10 at 12:19 am }

My favorite thing at the zoo is watching the cheetah runs during the summer and of course the Festival of Lights in the winter

189 Cynthia { 08.28.10 at 12:22 am }

I love the polar bears and our kids love the manatees and insects and the train!

190 Gerri { 08.28.10 at 12:25 am }

We absolutely LOVE the giraffes.

191 Gerri { 08.28.10 at 12:25 am }

I am a fan on Facebook. :)

192 Becky { 08.28.10 at 12:28 am }

We love the train – so neat

193 Ashley { 08.28.10 at 12:39 am }

LOVE the zoo! Was just there this past Tuesday and by far the best thing there is feeding the giraffes! Although, I gotta say I am anticipating the Indian Rhino’s baby at the end of October! Can’t wait for spring to see it!

194 barbara { 08.28.10 at 12:44 am }

I always loved the petting zoo…Now that I have my first grandbaby I can’t wait to take her.

195 Sandy { 08.28.10 at 12:50 am }

I love everything about the zoo! Too hard to pick just one aspect that is better than the rest.

196 Sandy { 08.28.10 at 12:51 am }

I “Like” the zoo on Facebook but LOVE going to the zoo!

197 Sandy { 08.28.10 at 12:51 am }

I also subscribe to the zoo’s newsletter. LOVE the zoo!!!

198 Kat { 08.28.10 at 12:52 am }

We love the Zoo. I love the excitement it brings to my children. They are so happy to see all of the animals. We don’t get to go as often as we would like. Our favorites are to watch the manatees and the giraffes eat, becuse you can see them close up and in action.

199 Kat { 08.28.10 at 12:54 am }

We also love the petting zoo and being able to feed the goats!

200 Siobhan Devlin { 08.28.10 at 12:54 am }

I LOVE the fact that both my kids can enjoy things at different ages and I personally LOVE the Cat House


201 Mary { 08.28.10 at 12:58 am }

My favorite animals are the polar bears, but my children love the roaming animals, where they can touch or hold an animal.

202 Kat { 08.28.10 at 1:02 am }

Also a huge fan of the Train! Its nice and relaxing the kids love it!

203 Kat { 08.28.10 at 1:03 am }

Also the train brings back great memories for me and my husband. 8 years ago when we first started dating, before the house and kids, we went to the Festival of Lights. It was picture perfect, snuggling, holding hands, and sharing hot chocolate. In awe of it all, riding the train during the festival of lights. Great memories at the zoo!

204 Kat { 08.28.10 at 1:07 am }

I remember going as a child and being in awe of the elephants. I love watching my kids feel the same way.

205 Becky { 08.28.10 at 1:10 am }

We love the bird house.

206 Patti { 08.28.10 at 1:14 am }

I don’t know how to decide between elephants, gorillas, bonobos, and cheetas as my favorite exhibit. They are all so special! And my family and I have many wonderful memories of those animals and so many others at the Cincy Zoo.

207 Bridget { 08.28.10 at 1:26 am }

There are so many things to choose from! I love all the cats especially the lions and I also enjoy the vampire bats, but I think my favorite thing at the Zoo is the CREW building. I am so proud of all the work you’ve done and continue to do in conservation of the endangered and threatened species.

208 Bridget { 08.28.10 at 1:28 am }

I have hit the “like” button for the Zoo on Facebook long before this contest began. (would be a love if they had a button for that!)

209 Bridget { 08.28.10 at 1:30 am }

I posted that I entered to win a Family membership to the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook. Good luck to everyone!

210 Bridget { 08.28.10 at 1:33 am }

I also subscribed to the blog. :)

211 Jamie { 08.28.10 at 1:34 am }

I posted on Facebook!!! We go to the zoo about once a week and love the Jungle Trails!!!!

212 Jeanne { 08.28.10 at 1:42 am }

I love how connected my daughter feels to all of the animals when we’re there AND how excited she gets about the Zoo Train!

213 Mark { 08.28.10 at 1:45 am }

My favorite thing is going during the winter after it has snowed. During the day there usually aren’t many people there, the animals are not hiding, and a coating of fresh snow makes the whole beautiful.

214 Stephanie { 08.28.10 at 1:48 am }

My 2 year old LOVES Manatee Springs! Grandpa cleans the tanks and she thinks it’s the greatest thing to see him swim with the Manatee’s!

215 Stephanie { 08.28.10 at 1:50 am }

Mom’s favorite is the penguins!

216 Angie { 08.28.10 at 1:57 am }


217 Rebecca Rapp { 08.28.10 at 1:59 am }

My kids and I love the zoo! My favorite animals are the elephants and gorillas!!

218 Anonymous { 08.28.10 at 2:01 am }

We love the cheetah show, we went today and saw it!

219 Kelly { 08.28.10 at 2:04 am }

We like to see the manatees and big cats. We really enjoy all the new animal encounters the zoo has while we walk around.

220 Natalie { 08.28.10 at 2:05 am }

I love that I can take my 3-year-old to the zoo and never have the same experience twice. We are constantly discovering new things…even if it is just a new way to avoid walking UP the bear hill! :)

221 April Wyatt { 08.28.10 at 2:06 am }

We love, love, love the tigers. We especially love the 4 brother tigers that are there and really enjoyed watching them fight for their food.

222 Jean Nguyen { 08.28.10 at 2:12 am }

I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the CincinnatiZoo. I love the ZOO!

223 Crystal Pierce { 08.28.10 at 2:27 am }

I loved taking my nephew there for the first time this summer

224 Linda { 08.28.10 at 2:35 am }

We are 62 yrs old and we like the zoo becouse of all the things we can do there with our family, We love all the animals and there little ones. And you can watch the animals learn different things.

225 Brittany { 08.28.10 at 2:40 am }

My favorite thing to do at the zo is see teh Ceetah run.

226 Brittany { 08.28.10 at 2:40 am }


227 Katie { 08.28.10 at 3:01 am }

My favorite stop is Jungle Trails.

228 Katie { 08.28.10 at 3:01 am }

I follow the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook.

229 alicia { 08.28.10 at 3:53 am }

Our favorite is the giraffe feeding times

230 Christina Ingram { 08.28.10 at 4:05 am }

We love watching the elephant bath.

231 Christina Ingram { 08.28.10 at 4:06 am }

We also love the Wings of the World.

232 Jill Mays { 08.28.10 at 4:18 am }

I love watching the polar bears swim.

233 Beth Combs { 08.28.10 at 4:19 am }

I like the penguins bethc1078@aol.com

234 Beth Combs { 08.28.10 at 4:20 am }

i “liked” the Zoo’s facebook page

235 Jill Mays { 08.28.10 at 4:21 am }

I just subscribed. jillcarol@aol.com

236 Jill Mays { 08.28.10 at 4:21 am }

I am already a fan on Facebook. jillcarol@aol.com

237 Michelle Brown { 08.28.10 at 4:24 am }

My husband likes the apes, I like the polarbears

238 Michelle Brown { 08.28.10 at 4:24 am }

I follow the zoo on twitter

239 Michelle Brown { 08.28.10 at 4:24 am }

I “like” the zoo on Facebook

240 Jill Mays { 08.28.10 at 4:25 am }

I just added the zoo blog to my Google reader (RSS). jillcarol@aol.com

241 Jenn R { 08.28.10 at 4:29 am }

Our family loves the newly improved children’s zoo!

242 Jill Mays { 08.28.10 at 4:29 am }

I posted the link on my Facebook page. jillcarol@aol.com

243 Jenn R { 08.28.10 at 4:29 am }

We follow the zoo on Facebook!

244 Belinda { 08.28.10 at 4:37 am }

We love the zoo babies!!

245 Laura { 08.28.10 at 4:46 am }

I love the wolves and was so sad about their pups a few years back – I wish they’d have more – I really cherish the photos I have of them and feel blessed to have them as a reminder! I also love that it’s such a great place to photograph animals due to the awesome cage-less and glass-less design of the zoo. We are very lucky to have such a place in Cincinnati!!

246 Megan { 08.28.10 at 5:05 am }

I follow on facebook and I LOVE the Manatees!! I love seeing All of the animals, as well as all the plants and trees! Its a nice refreshing break from everyday life!!! It also a great learning experiance! email is Megann0884@aol.com

247 Jodi { 08.28.10 at 5:15 am }

luv the nocturnal house!

248 Jodi { 08.28.10 at 5:19 am }

I like the Zoo on Facebook!!

249 Ashley { 08.28.10 at 5:36 am }

I like the zoo on FB

250 Ashley { 08.28.10 at 5:37 am }

Looking forward to taking my toddler to the zoo for the first time ashleymat@yahoo.com

251 angela kae { 08.28.10 at 6:38 am }

We love the ‘rainforest’ area & gorilla world!

252 angela kae { 08.28.10 at 6:40 am }

I already do like you on fb

253 angela kae { 08.28.10 at 6:41 am }

i posted a note to fb that “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo!

254 wendy haydon { 08.28.10 at 6:42 am }

I love the zoo I go every chance I get we were just there today. I love the new African area. Can’t wait for the hippo to get here.

255 Bill Hague { 08.28.10 at 6:51 am }

We love going to the zoo! My daughter loves the red pandas.

256 Lauren Becker { 08.28.10 at 6:53 am }

i love seeing the penguins. the lights during the holiday season is amazing though, and I love going then.

257 Lauren Becker { 08.28.10 at 6:54 am }

follow you on twitter: shootingstarmag

258 Karen Lageman { 08.28.10 at 7:04 am }

I love going to the Cincinnati Zoo because their are so many great things to see there. My favorite part of the zoo would probably be the manatees because there are so relaxing to sit and watch.

259 Sara Leist { 08.28.10 at 7:05 am }

I love how my girls eyes light up everytime they get to see a new animal!

260 Sara Leist { 08.28.10 at 7:07 am }

I love the zoo babies! saraleist33@yahoo.com

261 Monica { 08.28.10 at 7:10 am }

My favorite thing at the zoo is the jungle trails.

262 Anonymous { 08.28.10 at 7:21 am }

i love the zoo you can always find something you havent seen before

263 Adrienne { 08.28.10 at 7:26 am }

My daughter loves the train rides!

264 Melita Klumpp { 08.28.10 at 8:00 am }

I love the fruit bats in the Wings of the World exhibit! Such cute faces!
My 4 year old son? He just wants to catch a peacock.

265 Dee { 08.28.10 at 8:12 am }

My son loves the lions.

266 Dee { 08.28.10 at 8:14 am }

My son also loves the Gorilla’s.

267 Cheri { 08.28.10 at 8:31 am }

I love the primates.

268 kristen { 08.28.10 at 8:34 am }

I love the cathouse.

269 ann { 08.28.10 at 8:44 am }

The rhinos are my favorite!

270 Vicki { 08.28.10 at 8:59 am }

I love the red pandas! So cute!

271 Vicki { 08.28.10 at 9:02 am }

I “liked” the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens on facebook and I like the zoo in real life!

272 Joseph L. Cusmai { 08.28.10 at 9:08 am }

Favorite thing at the Zoo has to be the polar bears…….but watching the kids through the years and their looks of wonder and enjoyment has to be the ultimate!!!

273 Vicki { 08.28.10 at 9:11 am }

I just posted about the contest on facebook. And I forgot to say how much I love the penguins at the zoo and the zebras and the manatees and everything in between!

274 Wendy { 08.28.10 at 9:59 am }

My kids love the train and the carousel…..and the penguins!

275 Wendy { 08.28.10 at 10:00 am }

My kids love the train and the carousel…..and the penguins!

276 Erin { 08.28.10 at 10:02 am }

I love the whole zoo (and ‘like’ them already on FB)!! But I love the cats and the gorillas most;)

277 Erin { 08.28.10 at 10:05 am }

I love the whole zoo (and ‘like’ them already on FB)!! But I love the cats and the gorillas most;)

278 Lora { 08.28.10 at 11:17 am }

I ‘liked’ the zoo on facebook ages ago! Have been going since I was 6 or so back in the fifties when there were carnival rides! Seriously! It’s gotten much better over the years.

279 Cindy Gratsch { 08.28.10 at 1:24 pm }

My daughter and I try to visit the Zoo at least three times a year, in fact we are going tomorrow! We loooovve the big Ape the best! He bangs on his chest to let everyone know who’s boss and it’s so funny to watch. But I hope he never get’s loose! Lol Lol

280 Amber { 08.28.10 at 2:44 pm }

My favorite thing at the zoo is the nursery where all the baby animals stay and I applaud the dedicated zoo keepers taking care of them must be a tough but rewarding job its just like taking care of a new born human baby

281 Amanda { 08.28.10 at 4:42 pm }

My personal favorite at the zoo is the otters!!!! They are just so cute and playful! My son adores riding the choo-choo train, and my husband has to see the gorillas every time we go! :) Email-amanda.fojtik@gmail.com

282 Amy Meyer { 08.28.10 at 4:48 pm }

My son’s favorite animals at the zoo are the manatees and the animals in the insect house. And, his favorite thing at the zoo are the soft pretzels.
I love pretty much any animal, but I think my favorites there are the peacocks. They get to walk and nest freely, and they’re so majestic and beautiful. Their colors just can’t be matched.
I think my favorite things at the zoo (aside from the animals) are the education programs available for people. I’ve had my son in spring break camp and in the classes for little ones, and I’ve found them valuable every time. The zoo does a great job with their Education Center.

283 Kym Silber { 08.28.10 at 5:35 pm }

My 3 year old loves the train. It’s the first thing we have to do when we arrive. I love seeing the peacocks roaming around free; I always look for them, like a “Where’s Waldo” game. :)

284 Kym Silber { 08.28.10 at 5:41 pm }

I already LIKE Cincinnati Zoo on FB, and will LIKE the news feed of this contest too!

285 Barb { 08.28.10 at 6:36 pm }

Just subscribed and we already “like” the zoo on FB :)

286 DK { 08.28.10 at 7:08 pm }

Roaming peacocks rock

287 Marshall { 08.28.10 at 7:08 pm }

I love the fact, actually my kids love, how they can pet so many of the anminals. They are always so excited to walk around the park looking for animals to pet.

288 Shannon { 08.28.10 at 7:26 pm }

My family’s favorite thing about the Cincy Zoo is that we see something new everytime we go! No two visits are ever the same.

289 Michelle Nebel { 08.28.10 at 7:34 pm }

My son’s favorite thing at the Zoo are the apes and monkeys. Thanks to the exhibits (and a great library book), he’s become quite the 4-year-old expert on the difference between monkeys and apes & will tell you all about gibbons, bonobos, and orangutans!

290 Michelle { 08.28.10 at 7:35 pm }

Have already “Liked” on FB for quite some time! Keep up the good work ~ and we’d LOVE to win a membership!

291 Patty { 08.28.10 at 7:45 pm }

I just love everything about the zoo, We took our grandchildren and they just loved seeing all of the animals just the look on there face was a winner . They are 3 & 1. Had a great time can’t wait to come back!!

292 Jason { 08.28.10 at 8:34 pm }

This would be an awesome birthday present, as my birthday is September 2nd!

293 George { 08.28.10 at 8:53 pm }

I love spending time with my son discovering all the differnt animals.. His favorite animal I think is still the Train… oh wait that don’t count as an animal!!

294 Tim { 08.28.10 at 8:55 pm }

I love the Great American Wings of Wonder Bird Show . Love the fan interaction and the birds flying through the crowd.

295 Tasha { 08.28.10 at 10:28 pm }

Our favorite thing at the Cincinnati zoo is polar bears and the giraffes. The best thing about it is having something to do as a family that is affordable and fun

296 Tasha { 08.28.10 at 10:31 pm }

I like the zoo on facebook

297 Tasha { 08.28.10 at 10:33 pm }

The previous two comments were for my email address, Tasha_Larry_Gracie@yahoo.com

298 Tasha { 08.28.10 at 10:36 pm }

I posted this on facebook, “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“, my email is Tasha_Larry_Gracie@yahoo.com

299 Susan { 08.29.10 at 12:03 am }

I love watching my 4 year old daughter enjoy the Cincinnati Zoo. We were there this morning and it was a great time! Our favorites today were the Wallaby in the Children’s Zoo – Nursery and feeding the giraffes!!!

300 Karen Oldendick { 08.29.10 at 12:18 am }

I just love the bonobos. They make me laugh & cheer me up when I;m felling blue.

301 Karen Oldendick { 08.29.10 at 12:20 am }

I really like the polar bears too

302 Linda Rabius { 08.29.10 at 2:51 am }

We’re going to the Cincinnati zoo, zoo, zoo. You should come too, too, top!

303 Kellie Kochensparger { 08.29.10 at 7:04 am }

I love everything about the zoo–family time, seeing the giraffes, taking train rides to see tons of animals,…EVERYTHING!!!!

304 Margie Minning { 08.29.10 at 10:37 am }

I enjoy feeding the birds the nectar, and feeding the giraffes.

305 Daryl { 08.29.10 at 6:13 pm }

I love the elephants and feeding the birds!

306 Kasey Rodriguez { 08.29.10 at 6:41 pm }

Cincinnati Zoo Rocks!!!

307 amy { 08.29.10 at 6:47 pm }

The animals finding the eggs on Easter, trick or treat time, festival of lights, and feeding the giraffe.

308 Brandi { 08.30.10 at 7:29 am }

I subscribed, liked on fb, and can’t wait to see the manatees & dragons when we visit the Zoo!

309 Carry { 08.30.10 at 7:46 pm }

My son absolutely loved the children’s petting zoo!

310 Wendy { 08.30.10 at 8:12 pm }

We’re looking forward to HallZOOween!

311 Brandy { 08.30.10 at 9:15 pm }

I absolutely Love taking my girls and seeing the smiles on their face when we pull up. I personaly love the monkeys. Always was my favorite since I was a little girl.

312 Sharon { 08.30.10 at 11:39 pm }

We love the manatees!

313 Angela { 08.30.10 at 11:54 pm }

My whole family loves the cat house and the penguins the most!

314 Gretchen { 08.31.10 at 12:21 am }

Our kids love something different every time, and I love how excited they get when we say we’re going to the zoo! Never know what they’re going to want to see next!

315 Gretchen { 08.31.10 at 12:23 am }

I “like” the zoo on Facebook!
gradler at msn dot com

316 Gretchen { 08.31.10 at 12:24 am }

I subscribed!

317 Gretchen { 08.31.10 at 12:43 am }

Follow on Twitter @agradler

318 Cindy { 08.31.10 at 3:23 am }

Gibbon Island and all the rest of the monkeys. So entertaining!

319 Thadd { 08.31.10 at 5:30 am }

My kids love the penguins:)

320 Jennifer Wyatt { 08.31.10 at 5:32 am }

My favorite has always been the polar bears, ever since I was little. My son’s favorite is the monkeys and my daughter’s is the cat house.

321 Jennifer Wyatt { 08.31.10 at 5:33 am }

my comment is above and my email is jwyatt81603@live.com

322 becky { 08.31.10 at 5:35 am }

I love the tigers at the zoo. Tigers have been my favorite animal since I was a kid and I love seeing all the big cats. I’m proud to have Thayne Maynard as such a great voice for our zoo.

I also love the gorillas.

I follow the zoo on twitter and facebook also

323 becky { 08.31.10 at 5:36 am }

I follow the zoo on twitter.



324 becky { 08.31.10 at 5:36 am }

I follow the zoo on facebook

Becky Schlosser


325 Jen Blied { 08.31.10 at 5:42 am }

My favorite is the penguin exhibit! I love the way they shoot up from the water like torpedos! :) although the giraffes are fun to feed! the zoo makes everyone feel like a kid again!

326 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 6:15 am }

I love my daughter’s face when we walk in to the zoo. I love her face watching the cats, the way she enjoys looking at everything including the insects. I love knowing she is totally enthralled and learning every minute. I love seeing the holiday lights reflected in her eyes. I love that so many wonderful family memories have taken place at the zoo. I love that she will look back on her childhood and see that the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens was the backdrop for it in so many ways. What a blessing to have this in our backyard!

327 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 6:23 am }

I liked Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook

328 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 6:26 am }

I already follow Cincinnati Zoo on Twitter. Mdool72@gmail.com

329 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 6:27 am }

I posted “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“ - on facebook

330 Kyle Koch { 08.31.10 at 6:44 am }

We love the lions, and the Halloween events in October!

331 Yvonne { 08.31.10 at 7:18 am }

Our favorite part of the Cincy Zoo experience is getting out and enjoying the lovely views and the fresh air. We always discover something new!

332 Julia { 08.31.10 at 7:38 am }

My son LOVES the train and my daughter loves the tigers. Thanks to one of the e-mail messages, we found out what my son’s favorite stuffed animal is, it is a galago!

333 Julia { 08.31.10 at 7:40 am }

I am now following the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook.

334 Julia { 08.31.10 at 7:41 am }

I am now following the Cincinnati Zoo on Twitter,

335 Kristy { 08.31.10 at 8:54 am }

I enjoy watching the kids in front of the polar bear “window” and watching them swim! It’s a great opportunity for the kids to see how big a Polar Bear is compared to them.

336 David { 08.31.10 at 8:57 am }

Watching the gorillas, especially when it’s frozen treat time.

337 Chris { 08.31.10 at 10:29 am }

We love taking our 2 year old son to the zoo. The polar bear exhibit is one of our favorites.

338 Stephanie { 08.31.10 at 12:28 pm }

I loved going to the zoo as a child. Some of my favorite memories are from going there on field trips in grade school. I have a 3 year old daughter and plan on sharing these memories with her and building a life long love for animals such as I have.

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340 peg { 08.31.10 at 8:27 pm }


341 Laura P { 08.31.10 at 9:24 pm }

I love the zoo, I take my family at least 10 times a year! The red panda is my absolute favorite, my son loves the manatees.. Can we get a hippo? PLEEEEEEAAAASE?!

342 Shannon Fryman { 08.31.10 at 10:34 pm }

My family absolutely loves the zoo! We are planning on taking my daughter to the zoo for the first time Sept. 25th for her Birthday! It’s a great place for a family to go!

343 Lisa Hopkins { 08.31.10 at 10:49 pm }

The polar bears!!!

344 Sandra MacBrair { 08.31.10 at 11:06 pm }

the reptile house……

345 Craig Hopkins { 08.31.10 at 11:07 pm }

the entire zoo, but if I have to pick, the peacocks…..!!

346 Marcy Jackson { 08.31.10 at 11:31 pm }

I love the tulips in bloom in the spring during Zoo Blooms!

347 Wendy Hughes { 08.31.10 at 11:32 pm }

I love how Everything at the Cincinnati Zoo is Kid Friendly. We don’t have to Skip an Exhibit because It won’t Interest my 4 year old, everthing there is Perfect for every age.

348 katie { 08.31.10 at 11:33 pm }

I like the zoo on facebook

349 Brenda Fales { 08.31.10 at 11:33 pm }

I love the zoo babies in the Spring! :)

350 katie { 08.31.10 at 11:34 pm }

I love the jungle trails exhibits

351 Brian Halloran { 08.31.10 at 11:34 pm }

MONKEYS!!!! monkey’s rule.

352 katie { 08.31.10 at 11:34 pm }

my daughter Ari loves the manatees

353 Jennifer { 08.31.10 at 11:34 pm }

My kids love the zoo. I think they would visit every week if we could.

354 Brenda Fales { 08.31.10 at 11:35 pm }

Can’t wait to take our little girl there for the first time in her life… she will be so excited!

355 Karin Stewart { 08.31.10 at 11:35 pm }

I love the cats of all sizes. They are gorgeous!

356 Marcy Jackson { 08.31.10 at 11:35 pm }

I ‘like’ the zoo on facebook.

357 tammy lairson { 08.31.10 at 11:35 pm }

our family loves feeding the giraffes. the kids love it

358 Sarah { 08.31.10 at 11:36 pm }

I love everything about the zoo! My son loves the monkeys and the childrens zoo!

359 Candice Brooks { 08.31.10 at 11:36 pm }

I <3 everything about the zoo, but my favorite thing is visiting the giraffes with my daughter, she loves them! I also enjoy the manatees and the classes that are offered for children!

360 Jeff { 08.31.10 at 11:37 pm }

I live in Cleveland Ohio and travel to this zoo at least once a year if possible because its incredible the gorilla’s are amazing!!!

361 Kristen { 08.31.10 at 11:37 pm }

My kids love the giraffes and elephants!

362 Tina { 08.31.10 at 11:37 pm }

My favorite part is when the zookeeper’s walk around with the animals and let the kids get up close and personal! My 2.5 year old looks forward to petting the snakes every time we go. We also really enjoy feeding the giraffes!

363 Christine Carpenter { 08.31.10 at 11:38 pm }

Great place to take the kids for lots of fun. My favorite was always riding the train :)

364 Paul { 08.31.10 at 11:39 pm }

I love watching the gorillas and the lions.

365 Rachelle { 08.31.10 at 11:39 pm }

I LOVE the cat house! I love how up close they are =)

366 Andrea Viola { 08.31.10 at 11:39 pm }

i love feeding the Giraffes because they are my favorite animal and its so great how close they are to you! :-)

367 Kristen { 08.31.10 at 11:39 pm }

I “like” the zoo on facebook (and in real life)!

368 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 11:40 pm }

I love watching my girls learn about animals and then listening to the tell others what they learned at the zoo that day! The really enjoy the up close visits with the animals and zoo volunteers/employees!

369 Emily { 08.31.10 at 11:40 pm }

I love the zoo classes offered for kids! What a great way to get up close and personal with the animals!!

370 Emily { 08.31.10 at 11:40 pm }

I already like the zoo on Facebook!!

371 Kristen { 08.31.10 at 11:41 pm }

posted on facebook

372 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 11:41 pm }

i subscribed!

373 Jenny Nolan { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

We love the zoo! My kids favorite things to see are the manatees and the lions! And they also like to ride the train.

374 Amy { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

I love everything about the zoo!!!!

375 Renee Brown { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

Our new favorite animal at the zoo is the Komodo Dragon!

376 Jennifer { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

I LOVE the Cincinnati Zoo!!! There isn’t just one exhibit that brings me to the zoo, it’s all of them!!!! I would spend everyday there with a membership!!!!!

377 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

posted on facebook!

378 Amy { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

I already “liked” you on Facebook!!!

379 Renee Brown { 08.31.10 at 11:42 pm }

I already like the zoo on facebook!

380 Jenny { 08.31.10 at 11:43 pm }

I just love visiting the zoo in the summer, fall, spring and the Festival of Lights.

381 Kristen { 08.31.10 at 11:43 pm }


382 kena day { 08.31.10 at 11:44 pm }

I love the gorillas!!! I can’t wait to take my 8 month old now that he’s getting old enough to actually see the animals!

383 roxane haynes { 08.31.10 at 11:44 pm }

I love the open exhibits! The polar bears are my favorite.

384 Amy { 08.31.10 at 11:44 pm }

posted on facebook swainaml@gmail.com

385 Lindsay { 08.31.10 at 11:44 pm }

I am a fan on facebook…we love the zoo because there is something new to discover each and every time we go. My girls love the manatee house and could spend most of the day watching the manatee’s swim and eat. I really enjoy when zoo workers have animals on the walking paths that the girls can look at up close and some times even touch! Thanks for all you do.

386 Jennifer Benge { 08.31.10 at 11:44 pm }

My favorite thing about the zoo is all the memories ive collected from them are so unique. i went on my two year anniversary to the zoo and we watched the ants for over 10 minutes try to carry one little leaf. the animal kingdoms are just wonderful to watch! :)

387 Lori Mills { 08.31.10 at 11:46 pm }

We love everything about the zoo…the wolves are my daughter’s favorite (she’s 16) and the gorillas are mine!

388 Michelle { 08.31.10 at 11:46 pm }

and I already like on facebook :)

389 melissa schmitz { 08.31.10 at 11:47 pm }

i love we zoo and so does my 3yo daughter. she loves the polar bears and the zoo babies. we follow on facebook

390 Ricky Henderson { 08.31.10 at 11:48 pm }

My favorite things at the Zoo are the Bobcats and White Lions

391 Lindsay { 08.31.10 at 11:48 pm }

We also like the sloth that hangs in the same tree all the time. My girls like to ride the train, carousel, and the petting zoo area.

Email: Linzmk@hotmail.com

392 Shawn { 08.31.10 at 11:48 pm }

We love going to the insect house. Our toddler could watch the leaf cutter ants all day.

393 Lori Mills { 08.31.10 at 11:48 pm }

I already LIKE the Cincy Zoo on Facebook!

394 Juliane { 08.31.10 at 11:48 pm }

My favorite is the Lemurs my kids love the Penguins and the Lions. There’s no better place to spend our family time!!!

395 Lori Mills { 08.31.10 at 11:49 pm }

I posted on Facebook about the giveaway!

396 Hope { 08.31.10 at 11:49 pm }

I LOVE the polar bears. Seems no matter when we go they are playful & busy!

397 Lindsay { 08.31.10 at 11:51 pm }

Some more favorite things are the reptile house, which my girls used to be scared of but now is one of their favorite places, and watching the polar bears swim under water.

Email: Linzmk@hotmail.com

398 Mike { 08.31.10 at 11:51 pm }

I love to go with my family and see the wolves!

399 ashley vanness { 08.31.10 at 11:53 pm }

I love the fact that when I travel from Indianapolis to this zoo it is worth my trip and I have done it three times this year and plan to do it many more times in the years to come thank u for caring and having the best zoo ever

400 mark Powers { 08.31.10 at 11:53 pm }

I like watching my kids watching everything

401 Karen Smith { 08.31.10 at 11:54 pm }

We love it all!! It’s too hard to pick just one.

402 Terry Adams { 08.31.10 at 11:54 pm }

I love everything and animal at the Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo is the best ever. If I have to pick a favorite it would have to be the Gorillas, we were there in July 2010 and we had a wonderful time.

403 Cindy Ernst { 08.31.10 at 11:54 pm }

Family time

404 Erin H. { 08.31.10 at 11:55 pm }

Our favorites are the giraffes and the polar bears, but every exhibit is great! We love the Cincinnati Zoo!!!!!

405 Sheila { 08.31.10 at 11:56 pm }

I love taking pics of all the great animals mostly the bears!

406 Stacey { 08.31.10 at 11:57 pm }

I love the polar bear exhibit. Can’t wait to take my son for the first time. Can’t wait to see his reaction to all the animals.

407 Julie Wilson { 08.31.10 at 11:57 pm }

Our must sees are always elephants, frogs, and orangatans!

408 Angie W { 08.31.10 at 11:57 pm }

Zoo babies!

409 Winona { 08.31.10 at 11:58 pm }

My daughter loves the macaques and the elephants!

410 Valerie { 09.01.10 at 12:00 am }

Our family loves the polar bear exhibit especially during the feeding session with the zookeepers! My daughter also likes the turtles in the Reptile House.

411 Rhonda Small { 09.01.10 at 12:01 am }

I love watching the cheetah’s run.

412 Anna Haskell { 09.01.10 at 12:02 am }

I love to watch my 2 year old’s face light up when he sees the train and the monkeys…

413 cocobean { 09.01.10 at 12:02 am }

We always visit Rachel – we miss her when she’s not out!

414 cocobean { 09.01.10 at 12:03 am }

Just subscribed :)

415 cocobean { 09.01.10 at 12:04 am }

I follow you on FB (how I learned about this contest!)

416 Stephanie { 09.01.10 at 12:05 am }

I love the manatees.

417 JG1227 { 09.01.10 at 12:06 am }

My family loves the manatees!! And we love when the rhino runs laps around his little pond!! juliegryder@yahoo.com

418 Jackie Hutson { 09.01.10 at 12:07 am }

Our favorite part about the zoo is the Polar Bears!! We always have to make a trek up bear mountain to see them :)

419 Michelle { 09.01.10 at 12:08 am }

I love when they have different animals around the park that you can touch.

420 Carmen Gullett { 09.01.10 at 12:08 am }

my kids and i adore the zebras and the elephants, we always make sure we see them no matter how long we are there.

421 Denise { 09.01.10 at 12:10 am }

I hadn’t been to the zoo for over 20 years until my mother-in-law bought a membership for my fam for my birthday. We used it alot until it ran out. So hard to choose which are our favorites but I guess it would be the Manatee. So happy to know that they are released back into the wild. My daughter stands for so long we try to lure her away to visit the other animals.

422 Ginny Messer { 09.01.10 at 12:11 am }

My grandkids and i love the zoo, they love everything about it. The animals , the train rides and exhibits. The zoo gives them so much enjoyment and education at the same time and watching them is the best gift the zoo could give me.

423 Catherine { 09.01.10 at 12:18 am }

You name it, I love it! My favorite destination in Cincinnati!

424 RachelD { 09.01.10 at 12:19 am }

We love the Manatees! Always our favorite!

425 Carla Mitchell { 09.01.10 at 12:19 am }

The Cincinnati Zoo is great! Just a short drive from Indy and makes a great family weekend getaway. Our children love that some animals roam freely throughout the zoo. This gives them an up close and personal experience with wildlife that they would not normally be able to experience. The staff is very knowledgeable and extra freindly too.

426 RachelD { 09.01.10 at 12:21 am }

I LIKE Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook!

427 Trisha lanning { 09.01.10 at 12:21 am }

I love seeing the gorillas at the zoo!!!

428 Brenna { 09.01.10 at 12:23 am }

I love taking my 4 kids there and watching them see animals they didn’t know existed. Pick us!! Pick us!!

429 Amanda Wolf { 09.01.10 at 12:26 am }

My favorite is Gorilla World. My kids’ favorite is Manatee Springs!

430 Erin Uldrich { 09.01.10 at 12:26 am }

the bonobos are the best. they always make us laugh. we also really love all the pretty flowers. it is always a great time at the zoo.

431 Rachael { 09.01.10 at 12:28 am }

I love watching my son’s face when he gets to feed the giraffes or watching the elephants swim. I get to see everything through new eyes when I take him. He is 2 so he is just starting to realize teh world around him and it makes me appriciate my life so much moore

432 faith { 09.01.10 at 12:29 am }

I love watching the giraffes! They are so INTERSTING!!

433 Dwain { 09.01.10 at 12:31 am }

I loved the Zoo when I was a child. Recently I’ve been mostly going just for the festival of lights. Although we had our first baby a few months ago and I can’t wait to take him. We’d love to have a pass and go many times this year

434 Ashley Jacobs { 09.01.10 at 12:31 am }

I love feeding the giraffes! Love the gorillas! And I LOVE that the zoo allows you to bring your own food and drinks in… this allows it to be a money savor for us. =) Oh — and LOVE the new 4D theater too!

435 Monica S { 09.01.10 at 12:32 am }

I subscribed – mosam11@hotmail.com

436 Monica S { 09.01.10 at 12:32 am }

I love the meerkats! mosam11@hotmail.com

437 Monica S { 09.01.10 at 12:33 am }

I “like” the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook! mosam11@hotmail.com

438 Ann { 09.01.10 at 12:33 am }

My kids and I love the polar bears and the manatees.


439 Leigh { 09.01.10 at 12:34 am }

The Giraffes, by far!!

440 Shena { 09.01.10 at 12:35 am }

I love seeing animals up close and personal! Feeding Giraffe’s is awesome! I can’t wait till my daughters a little older for Zoo Babies next year!

441 Jennifer { 09.01.10 at 12:35 am }

I like watching the Polar Bears. My son loves the playground at the new children’s zoo.

442 sarah w { 09.01.10 at 12:36 am }

i love no matter how old or young you are, you always have fun at the cincinnati zoo!

443 Betty { 09.01.10 at 12:36 am }

I love everything! But the Cheetah run and the bathouse are favorites if you must twist my arm ;)

444 sarah w { 09.01.10 at 12:37 am }

i liked the zoo on facebook

445 Jodie { 09.01.10 at 12:37 am }

I like the new pathway that leads to the cheetah run. It takes you right into the middle of the giraffe’s world! Even if the cheetahs are not getting ready to run, it is worth the walk to see this little hide away!

446 Diane { 09.01.10 at 12:37 am }

My favorites are the wolves. I love to hear them howl.

447 Ronda { 09.01.10 at 12:38 am }

I already follow the Cincinnati Zoo on FB. We love the zoo and have had a membership for 9 years now. Our favorite are the monkeys.

448 Alexandra DH { 09.01.10 at 12:40 am }

I loved petting the snake. I love the zoo! Moved here last year, love the zoo. The flowers and gardens along the way are amazing too. Follow you on FB. Love the free roaming animals/birds and the polar bears.

449 wendy haydon { 09.01.10 at 12:40 am }

My favorite thing to do at the zoo is just to watch the animals. I love going to the zoo we try to come out as often as possible. At least once a month is a mandatory trip for me and my daughter.

450 Alicia { 09.01.10 at 12:42 am }

Just subscribed to the zoo blog!

451 Ryan with Triple 7 Computers, LLC { 09.01.10 at 12:42 am }

Kids love it, plenty to see, and cheap when you think about a year of entertainment for the WHOLE family for less than $100!!

452 Kimberly { 09.01.10 at 12:42 am }

My favorite thing at the zoo has to be the gorillas. My family and I love to watch them interact with each other.

453 Kimberly { 09.01.10 at 12:43 am }

I subscribed!

454 Alicia { 09.01.10 at 12:43 am }

I already “liked” the Cincinnati Zoo on facebook…that’s how I heard about this contest.

455 karen { 09.01.10 at 12:43 am }

i love all the animals…andd the exersize you get from the walking is a bonus!! please pick me!!!!! :)

456 Kimberly { 09.01.10 at 12:44 am }

I “liked” the zoo on facebook :)

457 Stacey { 09.01.10 at 12:44 am }

We love the elephant house!

458 Candi { 09.01.10 at 12:45 am }

Love seeing my daughters face seeing all the animails..


459 Natalie Robinson { 09.01.10 at 12:45 am }

Because there are so many things to like about the Zoo, I would have to say it would be the look on our childrens faces when they see something they never saw before happening right here at our wonderful Zoo.

460 Alicia { 09.01.10 at 12:45 am }

I posted that I entered this contest at this web address on facebook.

461 Stacey { 09.01.10 at 12:46 am }

And my son loves the train!!

I already follow you on Facebook and am so glad I get updated on all your news!

462 Feier { 09.01.10 at 12:47 am }

I loved the little kangaroos and how there are water misters for hot days!

463 Nathan { 09.01.10 at 12:48 am }

I love the wolves every time I am there I go see them at least 3 times.

464 Jenn Carter { 09.01.10 at 12:50 am }

I love the monkeys and the penguins!!!!!!!!!

465 Emily { 09.01.10 at 12:52 am }

We love the monkies~~~~~
~~(and the manatees)!

466 Emily { 09.01.10 at 12:53 am }

We” like” Cincinnati Zoo on FB

467 Emily { 09.01.10 at 12:53 am }

Subscribed to Zoo blog

468 Emily { 09.01.10 at 12:54 am }

and last but not least we posted the sweepstakes on FB!

469 Amy Hart { 09.01.10 at 12:56 am }

I love the zoo. Grew up going there as have my children. My favorite was always the nocturnal house. Has grown and evolved over the years and is still one of the best.

470 Amy Hart { 09.01.10 at 12:56 am }

like zoo on FB

471 Kara { 09.01.10 at 12:57 am }

My boys absolutely LOVE our trips to the zoo to see the “puppies” as my 1 yr old says! We don`t get to go as often as we would like because of finances but we sure do have a wonderful time when we get the chance! We love to see the animals up close with the zookeepers:) We “like” you on Facebook!

472 Anna { 09.01.10 at 12:58 am }

We love the gorillas and the beautiful plants!

473 Tim George { 09.01.10 at 12:58 am }

I like the Zoo on Facebook!

474 Tim George { 09.01.10 at 12:59 am }

We love the giraffes and monkeys

475 Mary { 09.01.10 at 1:00 am }

We love the cheetahs! My kids also really like the giraffes and elephants.

476 Angel G { 09.01.10 at 1:06 am }

I LOVE everything about the Zoo. So many wonderful memories from being a little girl going for my first time up through now going with my family. Every time there is always something new that amazes me!

477 Jen C { 09.01.10 at 1:12 am }

Looking forward to our soon to be 5 year olds b-day party celebration at the zoo during HallZOOween!! Best place to spend the day with family and friends!!

478 Alex { 09.01.10 at 1:12 am }

Love the gorillas

479 Katharine Buquo { 09.01.10 at 1:16 am }

My husband and I are expecting a little girl come this October and look forward to showing her the wonderful world the Cincinnati Zoo has to offer in the coming years just as we did growing up!

480 Debbie { 09.01.10 at 1:16 am }

I love the zoo, especially the peacocks that get up close and personal!

481 Beth { 09.01.10 at 1:17 am }

I have always loved the polar bears the best, but my kids light up for each and every animal!

482 Emily { 09.01.10 at 1:19 am }

I love the manatees!

483 Heather Russell { 09.01.10 at 1:20 am }

Our family loves all of the special events like Festival of Lights and the Boo Fest! …we always enjoy the zoo babies!

484 Rob H { 09.01.10 at 1:23 am }

My favorite thing at the zoo is the Meet-A-Keeper program. Seeing my 4yo pet an American Alligator and ask the Keeper questions this summer is one of my favorite memories of the zoo.

485 Judy Lapidus { 09.01.10 at 1:26 am }

I have always loved the zoo. I can’t wait to take my grandbaby! Soon!!

486 Janie { 09.01.10 at 1:30 am }

I LOVE the Cincinnati Zoo. I enjoy every part of the zoo; the Reptile House, Cat House, Giraffe Ridge. I really like going to the Barrows Lecture series and I love the fact that the zoo really cares about endangered species. I think CREW is a wonderful program to help save species from extinction. I’m also a fan of Thane Maynard and the book he co-authored with Jane Goodall. The book is an inspiration.

487 Robert caldwell { 09.01.10 at 1:34 am }

I love everything about the zoo. The most thing about the zoo is that the animals are well taken care of. I buy a year pass every year. I take my children 5 times a month to the zoo.Keep up the great work. U all r wounderful people at the zoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

488 Sue Howard { 09.01.10 at 1:36 am }

I love watching the monkey and polar bear antics, the baby animals in the nursery, and the gorillas.

489 Mollie { 09.01.10 at 1:37 am }

I love the smiles every visit to the zoo brings to the faces of my kids.

490 Tina Cappel { 09.01.10 at 1:39 am }

I love watching the gorillas!

491 Renee { 09.01.10 at 1:45 am }

we love the elephants!

492 Ryan { 09.01.10 at 1:45 am }

love the penguins

493 Ryan { 09.01.10 at 1:46 am }

kids enjoy it

494 Dawn { 09.01.10 at 1:46 am }

We love the zoo…especially in the winter!!!!

495 Melissa { 09.01.10 at 1:48 am }

We love the monkeys.

496 Melissa { 09.01.10 at 1:49 am }

I like the zoo on FB.

497 Andy Erickson { 09.01.10 at 1:51 am }

I love getting away from the city right in the middle of the city

498 Chery { 09.01.10 at 1:52 am }

We love everything at the zoo but especially the penguins!!

499 yosef { 09.01.10 at 1:58 am }

we love the gorillas

500 sterna { 09.01.10 at 1:59 am }

I love the zoo

501 sterna { 09.01.10 at 2:01 am }

its lots of fun for all the family

502 Melisa M. { 09.01.10 at 2:04 am }

My daughter loves the Okapi, have to see them whenever we go!
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503 Tara { 09.01.10 at 2:11 am }

We love the zoo! Our favorites are the bonobos. They like to play with the guests and a few times played funny peek-a boo games. We also can’t leave without visiting the elephants (my daughters favorite) and we have to ride the train and the tram (my sons favorite things to do). Can’t wait for hallzooween this year. :)

504 Sara { 09.01.10 at 2:17 am }

Favorite thing at the zoo is the time I spend with my family visiting there!

505 Shelia Collinsworth { 09.01.10 at 2:21 am }

Whats not to love about the Zoo? Great animals, close to home, inexpensive, friendly staff…..Too many to name. :)

506 Sara { 09.01.10 at 2:21 am }


507 Sara { 09.01.10 at 2:22 am }

Liked on Facebook

508 Elizabeth { 09.01.10 at 2:25 am }

I love the orangutans, and of course the Nocturnal House.

509 sara baker { 09.01.10 at 2:35 am }

I love feeding the giraffe

510 sara baker { 09.01.10 at 2:38 am }

I did all that was asked

511 Brenda { 09.01.10 at 2:45 am }

We love the giraffes, polar bears, and mantees. Always have a good time when we are there!

512 Danielle { 09.01.10 at 2:52 am }

We love the Gorillas and the Cheetah Run!!

513 Danielle { 09.01.10 at 2:55 am }

We also absolutely love the Jungle Trails

514 Danielle { 09.01.10 at 2:55 am }

and we have found the most amazing spot to sit and eat lunch!!

515 Danielle { 09.01.10 at 2:56 am }

We pretty much just love everything about the zoo… especially the Childrens Zoo!!

516 Kathie C { 09.01.10 at 3:10 am }

I like that there’s something for everyone – from our oldest (19) to our youngest (just over 1 year) all five kids enjoy going and going together! Subscribing and “like” on Facebook!

517 Kathie C { 09.01.10 at 3:12 am }

Like! (facebook)

518 Robin { 09.01.10 at 3:23 am }

Lunch with the peacock. My grandson and I went to the zoo on a very hot day last August. We took our break and had lunch in the outdoor cafe. The peacock came up to check things out and eat crumbs. He introduced us to his wife and two children. We took their pictures, and he left us a feather.

519 Chrissie Womack { 09.01.10 at 3:36 am }

I just moved to the Cincinnati area and went to the zoo for the first time on Aug wu. I loved the children’s zoo. My daughter was able to pet a goat for the first time!

520 Anna { 09.01.10 at 3:38 am }

I love the World of the Insect!!

521 sher { 09.01.10 at 3:49 am }

I love going to the zoo and seeing my boys look at the bugs and squeal with happiness and hold their noses as we enter the cat house.

522 Tina { 09.01.10 at 4:25 am }

My kids, 7 and 3, both love everything about the zoo, but especially the animal encounters when you get to see them up close! Their favorites are the snakes – my 7 y.o. daughter loves to “wear” them!

523 Beth { 09.01.10 at 4:26 am }

I love the festival of lights.

524 Jill { 09.01.10 at 5:06 am }

We love so many things about the zoo! The manatees are a favorite, as is the children’s zoo. We also love the polar bears!

525 Ryan { 09.01.10 at 5:10 am }

I’m a huge fan of the birds that sit out around the Zoo. Also, the free-roaming peacocks are awesome!

526 shternie { 09.01.10 at 5:14 am }

My kids husband and I love the zoo. We love going on the quiet winter days, when you can see all the animals close up. My son loves petting animals that the zookeepers have out.

527 Lora { 09.01.10 at 5:24 am }

I “liked” the zoo on facebook soon after I joined facebook and I subscribed to this blog so I’m looking forward to lots of interesting info. The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the best anywhere with great programs for BOTH adults and children!

528 Cobey Almand { 09.01.10 at 5:28 am }

We love visiting the “relatives” (the gorillas)!

529 Rachel Elam { 09.01.10 at 5:30 am }

I havent been to the zoo n years but ive always loved the zoo. Id like to go bc id love to feed the giraffes, im obsessed with giraffes!

530 Megan Miller { 09.01.10 at 5:32 am }

I love everything about the zoo!! The animals, all of the information you find on them, etc. My favorite part is when a handler is out with an animal telling everyone about them.

531 Cynthia { 09.01.10 at 5:35 am }

My grandchildren and I love the petting zoo and we love the train

532 Carla { 09.01.10 at 5:43 am }

I’ve always been a fan of the cat house and the big swimming pools for the swimmers, but I am an avid animal lover in general….my daughter (9) loves all the animals but she has taken a big interest in insects (as funny as that may seem) and says she wants to grow up to be a Bug and Butterfly scientist, hehe.

533 Carla { 09.01.10 at 5:45 am }

I had already ‘liked’ the Cincinnati Zoo’s FB page <3

534 Carla { 09.01.10 at 5:46 am }

Subscribed on Twitter <3

535 Erin { 09.01.10 at 5:48 am }

The giraffes are by far our favorite!

536 Carla { 09.01.10 at 5:48 am }

I left the twitter message also….handle is Kalaroon

537 Anthony Gardner { 09.01.10 at 5:48 am }

I love watching my daughter with the elephants, and having her pull me away from the animals that stink.

I like sharing stories with my family about when I was a student at the school there and from field trips as a kid.

And of course the threats that they are going to leave me in one of the cages, where I belong.

538 Carla { 09.01.10 at 5:51 am }

Oh, I also subscribed here :D

539 Robyn { 09.01.10 at 6:04 am }

I love watching the penguins, my daughter loves the elephants and my husband likes the gorilllas.

540 Marilu Boentges { 09.01.10 at 6:27 am }

I love visiting during the zoo blooms and zoo babies. The flowers are beautiful.

541 Julie Johnson { 09.01.10 at 6:51 am }

My favorite exhibit is the ape sanctuary! I could sit for hours and watch them interact-they are so human-like!

542 Terri { 09.01.10 at 6:54 am }

I love the plants and flowers as much as the animals, so I recently began volunteering in the horticulture department. What a great way to learn more about the plants and meet new people! Best volunteer role that I’ve ever had!

543 Christina Chapman { 09.01.10 at 7:23 am }


544 Taffy Dee { 09.01.10 at 7:32 am }

I love the Cincinnati Zoo, zoo, zoo! I especially love seeing my little guy’s face light up when he gets to brush the goats! :)

545 Ria Schalnat { 09.01.10 at 7:33 am }

My daughter LOVES the carousel and, well, pretty much everything else at the zoo!

546 amanda { 09.01.10 at 8:01 am }

My family loves the zoo….. it was one of our first family trips!! We made great memories with our first son. We have recently added another son an we can’t wait to show him all the animals and beauty the zoo has to offer!!

547 fancy { 09.01.10 at 8:03 am }

Beautiful flowers all around. Animal sounds you can hear all across the zoo. Kids love it and its open all year around. Cant get any better than that!

548 pendragon { 09.01.10 at 8:24 am }

I love that Cincinnati HAS a zoo and that it is world class! Not every U.S. city can say that!

549 Susan { 09.01.10 at 8:33 am }

My favorite Cincinnati Zoo memory is of my sister and I taking our grandmother there for her 100th birthday. That was the birthday present that she wanted most of all!

550 Deanna Purvis { 09.01.10 at 8:38 am }

My favorite thing at the zoo that we have Manatee’s again!!!!!!!!!

551 Deanna Purvis { 09.01.10 at 8:39 am }

I like the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook

552 Deanna Purvis { 09.01.10 at 8:42 am }

I posted on Facebook “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“

553 Bernadette { 09.01.10 at 9:03 am }

My 22 month old daughter and I love the zoo. Since we moved to Cincinnati a year ago, we have probably visited 20 times. Each time we find something discover something new. She particularly is in awe at the Aviary. She really loves birds these days. And the Cincinnati zoo has so many. My favorite animal is always the zebra. They are magnificent. :-)

554 Chris { 09.01.10 at 9:26 am }

We love the manatees!!!! For my daughter’s and my birthday, which is the same day, we did the sleeping with the manatees! It was so much fun! My daughter loves when they are able to get released and we spend hours there in the summer!

555 Brenda { 09.01.10 at 10:42 am }

We love how the zoo tries to keep the animals in exhibits that seem similar to their natural setting. We also enjoy the botanical gardens.

556 Tara { 09.01.10 at 11:35 am }

I love to take the kids! My son just loves the train. My girls love the monkeys. I love it all.

557 Tara { 09.01.10 at 11:37 am }

I love that the zoo offers so much! Everyone has their fav animals that we have to see. My kids love the new childerns zoo.

558 Jessica { 09.01.10 at 12:13 pm }

I love the gorillas!

559 Mary Jo { 09.01.10 at 5:07 pm }

We love the giraffes, especially when we get to feed them.

560 Jenny { 09.01.10 at 5:11 pm }

We love to watch the gorillas and the giraffes! But if you ask my 11 month old daughter… she loves to watch the waterfall right next to the gorillas!

561 Elizabeth DeWitt { 09.01.10 at 5:32 pm }

We like to take the train ride and see the animals along the way.

562 Dave { 09.01.10 at 5:34 pm }

I enjoy the Red Pandas

563 Anke { 09.01.10 at 6:23 pm }

We love the whole zoo, especially the manatees!

564 Anonymous { 09.01.10 at 6:33 pm }

We love the train ride and seeing the animals on the ride

565 lisa taylor { 09.01.10 at 6:43 pm }

I love taking my kids to see all the animals. They really like watching the polar bears and the cat house. I really like the festival of lights too.

566 Jeremy Jones { 09.01.10 at 6:45 pm }

watching the polar bear swim right in front of the glass!

567 Peggy Daily { 09.01.10 at 7:11 pm }

My favorite — spending time with the gorillas! I think they are the most fantastic animal there. The silverbacks are just awsome. I spend the majority of my time at the zoo in the Gorilla grotto. JoMo is my favorite – he is soooo photogenic.

568 Peggy Daily { 09.01.10 at 7:12 pm }

I love taking pictures of the beautiful flowers when they are in full bloom – what an array of colors and scents!

569 Peggy Daily { 09.01.10 at 7:13 pm }

The white lions are also among my favs! They are so “regal” looking when they are just relaxing and watching us watching them!

570 Larissa { 09.01.10 at 7:30 pm }

Our family enjoys the entire Zoo. But is we had to choose favorites, my kids would choose the Lions, Bobcats, and Elephants. I love all the flowers and just having a safe and affordable place to spend time with my family.

571 Kelsey { 09.01.10 at 7:35 pm }

I love watching the bonobos catch fruit during feeding time. I live right across the street and can hear them yelling all the time!!

572 shannan { 09.01.10 at 7:46 pm }

We love the manatees!!!

573 Steve Doss { 09.01.10 at 7:52 pm }

I follow of FaceBook

574 Steve Doss { 09.01.10 at 7:53 pm }

My favorite is the Reptile house and the new Dragon Exhibit

575 karen Abrams { 09.01.10 at 7:54 pm }

My favorite part of the zoo would have to be the polar bear exibit! what amazing creatures!!

576 karen Abrams { 09.01.10 at 7:55 pm }

Also love the nocturnal section.. creepy but so much fun!

577 karen Abrams { 09.01.10 at 7:56 pm }

oh almost forgot the bugs.. who can goto the cincy zoo and not see the million legged things or the madagascar cock roaches ewww but fun to look at !

578 Brittany Triplett { 09.01.10 at 8:25 pm }

I love to go to the Cat house and seeing all of the cats and learning something new about them.

579 Jonathon Coppock { 09.01.10 at 8:37 pm }

My all-time favorite exhibit, are the Red Pandas. Ask anyone in my family. I’d spend all day there, taking pictures, videos, and or just staring at the as they sleep high in the trees. I even went to the Lincoln Park Zoo, to see the baby that was born here, 2 years ago. I love the Red Pandas!!

580 teresa { 09.01.10 at 9:20 pm }

Simply love the zoo! There is so much to see and do there!!!

581 Sheila { 09.01.10 at 9:43 pm }

I love going to the zoo with my children and the grandparents. We always have so much fun.

582 Robin Tracy { 09.01.10 at 9:55 pm }

My favorite thing about the zoo is the commitment to conservation and their excellently successful breeding program!

583 DENISE { 09.01.10 at 10:16 pm }

I love the pandas

584 Tess { 09.01.10 at 10:17 pm }

I love the penguins

585 Lisa { 09.01.10 at 11:28 pm }

I love everything about the zoo.. My son and I both love the Pandas and polar bears.

586 Rachel Scacchetti { 09.01.10 at 11:39 pm }

The best part of the zoo for me is the time we spend with our children. I love to see their faces light up every time they see a new animal and the stories we have to tell for weeks after.

587 Sherry { 09.02.10 at 12:02 am }

My son loves the train! My daughter loves feeding the giraffes, shopping in the gift shops, playing on the play ground and seeing the Cheetah show. I enjoy seeing the giraffes, zoo babies and beautiful flowers throughout the year! We’re also looking forward to the festival of lights!!! Keep up the great work!

588 Cheree { 09.02.10 at 1:09 am }

We love coming to the Cincinnati Zoo at least twice a year. I love seeing my children learn and discover new things they don’t see daily. We will continue to choose Cincinnati over the Louisville zoo. Not as much construction, more exhibits and overall much nicer enviroment. I’ve been coming to CZ since I was a child so not it’s even more fun to share it with my 4 and 18 month old. :)

589 Maggie { 09.02.10 at 3:44 am }

We love visiting the zoo. It’s a great place for your kids to learn to enjoy the outdoors and different animals. It’s terrific for adults as well!

590 Faith { 09.02.10 at 5:32 am }

I loved going to this zoo as a child and am very happy to share the experience with my 2 sons. We especially love the gorillas.

591 Donna { 09.02.10 at 7:25 am }

I loved taking my children, they all have different favorites, so we have to visit everything when we come…Penguins, Snakes, and Tigers are the 3 favorites

592 Robin { 09.02.10 at 7:43 am }

My kids are all grown up now, but from the time they were little, we went to the zoo often. The youngest one made up his own names for his favorite animals. Now it’s the youngest grandson who delights in the animals, and must have the animal books read to him over and over. The zoo is a marvelous place. The animal ambassadors are amazing. The light of life comes in so many shapes and sizes – it’s wonderful.

593 Angela { 09.02.10 at 10:16 am }

I love coming to the zoo with my kids. We go to the zoo atleast once a year and we have been coming since my daughter was about 4 years old. Now she is 15 years old and my son is 13. It is fun to see them still get excited after all these years about seeing all the animals and seeing all the wonderful things at the zoo. Thank you for haveing such a wonderful zoo.

594 Deborah Bennett { 09.03.10 at 12:43 am }

My family loves to come and visit the polar bears and ride the carousel. And we have to come see the Festival of Lights each year – the holidays wouldn’t be the same without it!

595 Amanda Poole { 09.03.10 at 12:45 am }

I love taking my children and letting them experience the animals of the wild! It gives them a sense of wonder about the world! WE LOVE the CINCINNATI ZOO!!!!!

596 Heather Scribner { 09.03.10 at 5:18 am }

I love watching how excited my kids get when they see all the animals!

597 Lisa { 09.03.10 at 7:30 am }

I love the hills because it makes me get my workout :). I love seeing my kids’ reactions – my favorite exhibit depends on which animals are active that day!

598 Ryan { 09.03.10 at 10:18 am }

Love the gorillas

599 Ryan { 09.03.10 at 10:19 am }

Food around christmas time

600 Robert May { 09.03.10 at 7:36 pm }

Our family enjoys going to the zoo often. We have a blast each time we go. On ine of our visits this year we went during easter weekend and it was a riot watching the gorillas and the chimps as they went easter egg hunting.

601 Preston { 09.04.10 at 1:42 am }

manatees are awesome

602 Valerie { 09.04.10 at 1:43 am }

I love when the lions roar real loud!!

603 Heidi { 09.04.10 at 1:44 am }

monkeys are fun to watch

604 Mandy { 09.28.10 at 8:33 pm }

We have a 17 month old who absolutely loves the zoo- she is learning the sounds the animals make right now. Not only is it a fun family day, but also an educational and hands-on way for us to teach her about the animals of the world!!

605 Ruth { 11.24.10 at 5:22 am }

There’s no place like the zoo. Where else can you learn so much about so many different animals? My favorite animal to watch those is the otters, they are so cute and funny. They seem to look for someone to watch them so they can show off! Thank you Cincinnati Zoo for giving us the great opportunity to learn so much!!

606 junetta { 04.12.11 at 12:40 pm }

Me and my daughter loves the polar bears we had visited on the hottest day during summer of 2010,We was by the polar bears and they kept diving in the water doing the back stroke that was great watching them do That also have a picture ,we wanted to jump in the water so bad thats how hot is was lol.

607 Roni Robbins { 04.15.11 at 9:49 am }

As a child I loved the Cincinnati Zoo and now my children love the zoo. My favorite thing at the zoo is the Manatee’s. I think they are so relaxing to watch, and seem so gentle. The zoo grows every year!!!

608 Melonie Eversole { 07.07.11 at 11:26 am }

I have been to several Zoo’s and by far is this the best one I have ever been to. I took my son when he was younger and he loved see all the animals but loved the Giraffe’s. He loved there long necks, and there spots and watching there long tonges eating leaves off the trees. Since then I have had two more kids and would love to take them and share the most amazing experience as we did before.

609 Melonie Eversole { 07.07.11 at 11:34 am }

I posted this site to my facebook wall “I just entered to win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP to the @CincinnatiZoo! http://tinyurl.com/CincinnatiZoo“

610 Shelly Blackmore { 07.26.11 at 8:59 am }

I love the energy of all the animals at the zoo!

611 Shelly Blackmore { 07.26.11 at 9:03 am }

I liked the Cincinnati Zoo on Facebook!

612 Ms. Passion { 11.22.11 at 11:51 pm }

The Cincinnati Zoo was my very 1st job at the age 14-15 and now that I am an adult. I get to take my children and show them how important it is to care for our animals and creatures as well as there habitats. We pretty much love everything about the Zoo!lol

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