Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

A Boy and a Jaguar

The childhood story of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the world’s leading big cat experts.
Provided, Panthera

  Dr. Alan Rabinowitz 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. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and A Boy and a Jaguar, his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.

Cincinnati Zoo
3:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Zoo uses cryogenics to help rhino conceive

Mother "Tashi" with baby "Monica."
Kelly Brown - Registrar, Buffalo Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby rhino born in Buffalo was conceived using cryogenically preserved sperm.

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.

In a release, the Cincinnati Zoo calls this "a major victory for endangered species around the world."

The Zoo also says:

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4:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The 90-Second Naturalist Podcast and Archives

Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Get a daily glimpse into the natural world from Cincinnati Public Radio with The 90-Second Naturalist.

Hosted by Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the mission of his work is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to the general public.

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Cincinnati Edition
8:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Next Barrows Lecture by Dr. Terese Hart

Dr. Terese Hart to present the next Cincinnati Zoo Barrows Lecture.
Credit Provided, Lukuru Foundation

The next speaker in the Cincinnati Zoo Barrows Lecture Series is Dr. Terese Hart. Dr. Hart is the director of a Lukuru Foundation 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.

Cincinnati Zoo
1:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut

Big sister "Lulu" nuzzles her baby sister, "Nasha."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

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.

There are five giraffe species. The ones here are Maasai Giraffe.

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.

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