Roo Valley is now open at the Cincinnati Zoo! Visitors can get close to the seven kangaroos, that are about six feet tall when standing upright! The walkabout provides a lush and beautiful backdrop. We can’t wait for you to visit!
Their care team has been working extra hard and bonding with the group of all-male kangaroos to get them ready for Roo Valley’s big opening! We hope you love them as much as we do!
Greenest Zoo in America
The water that flows through Roo Valley, and in the penguin pool, is 100% rainwater that’s being collected in 100K-gallon-capacity stormwater tanks and stored under the habitat. Other sustainability features built into the space include a green roof over the penguin habitat and a huge geothermal well system that assists in heating and cooling the pools and cuts the energy usage roughly in half.
Meet the Roos
Now it’s time for you to meet these marvelous marsupials! Here are photos and info about Cheerio, Joe, Bowie, Chester, Evander, Ezzard and Frazier!
Bowie is a one-year-old grey kangaroo. He will turn two this fall! You can spot him by a purple marking on his ear! His care team says he likes his space.
Cheerio is a two-year-old kangaroo with an orange ear marking. He is a leader and very bold!
Chester is a grey kangaroo. He will be two this winter! He is the low man on the totem pole and has been described as shy. You can spot him by his yellow ear marking.
Joe is a two-year-old kangaroo! You can ID him by his red ear marking.
Evander is a red kangaroo that will be two-years-old this winter. He currently weighs around 55 pounds.
Ezzard is a very outgoing and curious red kangaroo! He will also be two this winter. He is the most outgoing kangaroo at Roo Valley. He currently weighs around 53 pounds.
Frazier is a red kangaroo that will turn two this winter. He is smaller than Evander and Ezzard, weighing in around 50 pounds.
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A huge thank you to The Craig Young Family Foundation, the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation, the Helen G., Henry F. and Louise T. Dornette Foundation, Fifth Third Bank Trustee, G. Richard Thomas & Jane S. Thomas, Paycor, Bob and Jeanne Coughlin, and The Burchenal Family for making Roo Valley possible.
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Hello Cincinnati Zoo
I am curious as to why you chose males. Females mob much more easily and don’t have aggression issues being quite content to be together. And, particularly why you have 3 male red kangaroos approaching maturity in a small area. All the males seem to be intact and not castrated – are you putting them on testosterone suppression implants? Having previously worked in a facility with just one male red – he was more than enough to handle and often quite aggressive. The greys will not be much of an issue, though they will fight during the breeding season and be very territorial. Hope you enjoy your Australian visitors.