While visiting the Cincinnati Zoo this year, I struck up a conversation with a few of the young people working at the zoo and was amazed to find out that they were both graduates of Zoo Academy – a school inside the zoo.
Started in 1975, Zoo Academy is part of the Cincinnati Public School District and its part-time, vocational program became a four-year, college preparatory magnet school in 1995.
A young, female manatee named "Woodstock" is the newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 900-pound, two-year-old arrived Friday from the Columbus Zoo.
Though born in the wild, Woodstock was rescued along with her mother off the Southwest coast of Florida in 2011. Both were victims of cold-stress (prolonged exposure to low temperatures), and while Woodstock survived, her mother did not.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be hosting its Native Plants Symposium on November 10, presenting a day of expert and entertaining speakers talking about such topics as native trees for use in landscaping, native plants for home landscaping, and other practical advice and suggestions. One of the speakers, Scott Beuerlein from the Zoo, stops in to talk about the details of this
Wooten is saying goodbye to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 630-pound manatee will soon be headed to his native Florida. Next month he'll return to the wild as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Wooten has been at the Cincinnati Zoo for the last two years.