Cincinnati Zoo http://wvxu.org en A Boy and a Jaguar http://wvxu.org/post/boy-and-jaguar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.panthera.org/node/247" target="_blank">Dr. Alan Rabinowitz</a> is one of the world’s leading big cat experts, and has been called ‘The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation’ by TIME Magazine. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and is responsible for the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in the mountains of Belize. <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank">The Cincinnati Zoo’s</a> Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Jaguar-Alan-Rabinowitz/dp/054787507X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1399492035&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=alan+rabinowitz" target="_blank">A Boy and a Jaguar</a>, </em>his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 29022 at http://wvxu.org A Boy and a Jaguar Zoo uses cryogenics to help rhino conceive http://wvxu.org/post/zoo-uses-cryogenics-help-rhino-conceive <p>The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby rhino born in Buffalo was conceived using cryogenically preserved sperm.</p><p>A female Indian rhino calf was conceived at the Buffalo Zoo through artificial insemination. The sperm came from Cincinnati's former rhino named "Jimmy" who died in 2004. The calf named "Monica" was born June 5 weighing 144 pounds.</p><p>In a release, the Cincinnati Zoo calls this "a major victory for endangered species around the world."</p><p>The Zoo also says:</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:02:08 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27921 at http://wvxu.org Zoo uses cryogenics to help rhino conceive The 90-Second Naturalist Podcast and Archives http://wvxu.org/post/90-second-naturalist-podcast-and-archives <p>Get a daily glimpse into the natural world from Cincinnati Public Radio with&nbsp;<em>The 90-Second Naturalist</em>.</p><p>Hosted by <strong>Thane Maynard</strong>, Director of the <strong><a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo &amp; Botanical Garden</a></strong>, the mission of his work is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to the general public.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:28:41 +0000 91.7 WVXU 27813 at http://wvxu.org The 90-Second Naturalist Podcast and Archives Next Barrows Lecture by Dr. Terese Hart http://wvxu.org/post/next-barrows-lecture-dr-terese-hart <p>The next speaker in the Cincinnati Zoo <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2014/02/17/2014-barrows-conservation-lecture-series-speakers-announced/" target="_blank">Barrows Lecture Series </a>is Dr. Terese Hart. Dr. Hart is the director of a<a href="http://www.lukuru.org/" target="_blank"> Lukuru Foundation </a>project that is working to create a new national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 PM, she will present, “The Challenges of Protecting Wildlife in the Congo.” Dr. Hart spoke with the Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her work.</p><p> Sun, 25 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 27149 at http://wvxu.org Next Barrows Lecture by Dr. Terese Hart Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut http://wvxu.org/post/baby-giraffe-makes-zoo-debut <p>The Cincinnati Zoo's newest giraffe made her public debut Thursday. Nasha roamed the yard with mother, Tessa; sister, Lulu; and two other female giraffes.</p><p>There are five giraffe species. The ones here are Maasai Giraffe.</p><p>Once Nasha is weaned and matured she'll be considered for breeding programs at other zoos. Lulu will be moved to The Wilds in southeastern Ohio this fall.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:57:46 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26477 at http://wvxu.org Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut