Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Did you know the Cincinnati Zoo is open until 8 p.m. every Tuesday in July? Visitors can enjoy half-price admission on August 17 and 18, and registration is open for the Cheetah Run 5k. There's a lot going on at the zoo this summer.

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The gorilla at the center of a heated court battle is making his first forays into his new habitat in Cincinnati.

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Kathy Newton

The Cincinnati Zoo says "Jomo," a 27-year-old silverback gorilla has a degenerative spinal cord condition. The zoo made the announcement Friday on Facebook saying the condition "unfortunately has no medical or surgical cure."

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Cincinnati's princess is turning into a queen. "Fiona" the hippo's tusks are starting to grow in.

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The Cincinnati Zoo is naming its baby male giraffe "Fennessy" in celebration of conservationists Julian and Stephanie Fennessy. The announcement comes on World Giraffe Day, which they founded.

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The gorilla at the center of a dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and the California-based The Gorilla Foundation is back in the Queen City. Ndume is a 37-year-old silverback. 

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The Cincinnati Zoo will retest its elephants for a potentially deadly virus following the deaths of two African elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo in March.

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A federal judge in California is granting the Cincinnati Zoo's request to transfer a gorilla named "Ndume" to Cincinnati on June 13, despite objections from The Gorilla Foundation where he's been living since 1991.

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A dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and The Gorilla Foundation continues despite a federal judge's ruling earlier this week. The zoo Thursday filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco asking that Judge Richard Seeborg enforce a transfer date of June 13 for a gorilla named "Ndume."

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A federal judge in California is ruling a gorilla named "Ndume" should be returned to the Cincinnati Zoo no later than June 30.

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The Cincinnati Zoo is asking a federal court in California to set a date for a gorilla named "Ndume" to return to Cincinnati.

Zach Fikenworth

The brains of some Cincinnati Zoo animals are now more actively engaged after University of Cincinnati students designed new enrichment devices for them.

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The next speaker in the 2019 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is the Executive Director of the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, Dino Martins, Ph.D.

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If you've got some room in your yard, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has a challenge for you. The zoo is encouraging people to plant a garden for pollinators like butterflies and bees.

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Chelsea Clinton's fifth children's book introduces readers to a variety of endangered animals and the threats to them. Like her other books, including the #1 New York Times best selling picture book She Persists, Clinton has focused on encouraging activism in her young readers.

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The next speaker in the 2019 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is Anne Savage, Ph.D., founder of Proyecto Tití, a program designed to conserve Colombia’s most endangered primate, the cotton-top tamarin.

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Without pollinators, our food supply would collapse. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.

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It's officially spring, flowers are in bloom, lawns are just starting to turn a deeper shade of green and the weeds are beginning their mission to take over our yards. But there is still a chance we could experience hard frosts before the warm weather finally settles in.

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Since 1993, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

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A target date is set for when a gorilla named "Ndume" will be transferred back to the Cincinnati Zoo.

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