American Burying Beetle Reintroduction

On May 24th The Cincinnati Zoo will be releasing over 100 pairs of American burying beetles (ABBs) at the nearby Fernald Nature preserve. These beetles were reared at the Cincinnati Zoo by insectarium staff, [...]

The Bug Days of Summer

This has been a busy year for the American Burying Beetle reintroduction program at the Cincinnati Zoo. On June 2nd 2015, 53 pairs of federally endangered beetles were set free to reproduce in the [...]

The Heart Of Darkness

For time interminable the word “Congo” has inspired thoughts of cannibal filled forests, primeval beasts and deadly plagues.  Even after man began his never ending quest to conquer the seas West Africa remained a [...]