World Gorilla Day and the Cincinnati Zoo

“Susie, King Tut, Penelope, Hatari, Mahari, Samantha, Sam, Timu, Colossus, Jomo, Gladys, Mona and Elle”.  The list of names goes on and on.  For 80 + years, more than 65 western lowland gorillas (Gorilla [...]

Saving the Small Yet Mighty Sand Cat

Sand cat (Photo: Lisa Hubbard)
Co-written by Shasta Bray and Chelsea Wellmer “Is that a house cat?” This is a question we hear often from guests observing our sand cats, Najah and Saddie, in our Night Hunters building.  While [...]

World Great Ape Day and the Cincinnati Zoo

On Sept 9, 2017 the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and conservation organizations across the planet recognize World Great Ape Day.  This charismatic group of primates [...]