Category — Cats
Today is Global Tiger Day. What would the world be like without tigers? The Zoo partners with other zoos on a Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP) so we never have to find out. In addition to maintaining a healthy tiger population in zoos, the Tiger SSP supports field research and conservation of tigers in the wild through the Tiger Conservation Campaign.
As consumers, we all have the power to protect wildlife by using the Sustainable Shopper app to choose products made with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. Palm oil is used in many of the foods and products we consume every day from frozen vegetables to shampoo. Oil palm plantations are spreading across Indonesia, which produces 85% of the world’s supply of palm oil, often to the detriment of its rainforests and wildlife. As consumers, we can choose to buy products made with sustainable palm oil as certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The Sustainable Shopper app connects you with more than 500 products manufactured by RSPO-certified companies.
To get the Sustainable Shopper app:
From your web-enabled phone, go to cincinnatizoo.org/sustainable-shopper OR scan this QR code with your preferred QR code reader.
- Select “Go Shopping” from the main menu.
- Select “Edible” or “Non-edible” from the main products menu.
- Select the appropriate sub-category until you locate your product.
July 29, 2013 1 Comment
July 23, 2013 1 Comment
Wilhelmina, Rinaldo, and their baby Bobbie continue to impress people with their movement and jumps. This trio is by far the leader of cuteness in our zoo! Their keepers, Matt and Stephanie and myself continue to work with them Fri, Sat and Sun at 2:30, allowing our guests an up close and personal look at this incredible species. The trio will go outside when it gets a little warmer!
Berit, the female polar bear that we trained to accept injections, is now learning to present other areas of her body and to lay down. She has been such a wonderful animal to work with. She is so responsive and it’s really neat to watch her thought process as she works out each problem and tries so hard to please. Watching her keepers work with her so closely and seeing their relationship with her grow in such a positive direction has been especially fulfilling.
We are still waiting (and waiting and waiting) to find out if she is pregnant or not. We should know in the next week or two. Lets all keep our fingers crossed!!! [Read more →]
April 4, 2013 1 Comment