Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo
11:48 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Find out the names of the Cincinnati Zoo's new lion cubs

Cincinnati Zoo's lion cubs, Huruma, Kya, and Willa.
Credit provided

Three lion cubs born at the Cincinnati Zoo have been referred to as “1, 2 and 3” since their birth last November.  But now they have proper names. 

The cub formerly known as 1 is now Huruma, which means compassion in in Swahili.  Cincinnati Zoo keepers picked that name to honor a colleague from the St. Louis Zoo who recently died.  Becky Wanner helped raise the cubs’ mother, Imani.  Huruma is also being referred to as Uma.

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Cincinnati Zoo
5:21 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

All lion cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo are female

3 female lion cubs

The Cincinnati Zoo has announced the three lion cubs born in November are all female.  A release says the cubs got their first check up today.  The zoo now wants to name the cubs and is asking for suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, using  #CZBGLionCubs.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Wed January 14, 2015

We get an update on the Taking Root effort to plant 2 million trees by 2020


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Cincinnati Zoo
11:50 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Zoo welcomes rare painted dog pups

Imara with her pups.
Credit / Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating the arrival of rare painted dog pups.

“It’s been 30 years since painted dog pups were born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and none of the pups from that litter survived," says Zoo Director Thane Maynard. "So, if all goes well, these will be the first pups of this species to grow up here."

Zoo officials aren't certain how many pups were born. They estimate it's between seven to 10. The first pup arrived Monday morning, January 5. The last was born at 9:50 p.m.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:29 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Learn about 50 years of Reptiland in Pennsylvania from the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard

Clyde Peeling

  In 1964, Clyde Peeling opened Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania and for the last 50 years, has been educating generations of visitors about the importance of reptiles in nature. Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo recently had the chance to talk with Clyde Peeling about his half-century at Reptiland.

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