Cincinnati Zoo

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri April 5, 2013

John Kamanga - Barrow Lecture Series Speaker

The next Barrows Conservation Lecture Series speaker at the Cincinnati Zoo is John Kamanga, a Masai elder working to preserve the land of the South Rift Valley in Kenya. He’s on the phone from Kenya during Field Notes with Thane Maynard to discuss the various conservation projects he is involved with, as well as his April 11 visit to the Zoo. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award.

Field Notes
1:30 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Zoo's Barrows Lecture Series: Dr. Colleen Begg

The first guest speaker for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is Dr. Colleen Begg, founder of the Niassa Lion Project in Mozambique. She and her husband are working diligently to protect lions from the hazards of hunters and loss of habitat. Dr. Begg is on the phone from Mozambique to talk with Thane Maynard about her efforts in advance of her appearance at the Zoo on Wednesday, March 27.


Cincinnati Zoo
2:11 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Updated Zoo reptile house reopens Saturday

The view from the Gabbon Viper cage gazing out on the restored Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The oldest building at any zoo nationwide is ready to debut its updated look. The Cincinnati Zoo's 138-year-old Reptile House reopens tomorrow after undergoing renovation.

Director Thane Maynard says workers found and restored a previously unknown wood and glass oculus window in the dome ceiling.

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:57 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Fur company helps Cincinnati Zoo baby adapt

Gladys in the midst of the faux fur.
Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's baby gorilla could have an easier time adapting to zoo workers in the nursery now that they are wearing more realistic fur vests and coats.

Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs is providing faux fur vests and coats designed to make zoo handlers more realistic surrogates for baby Gladys. The tiny gorilla will learn to hang on to the furry outfits while in the nursery.

The Zoo says, "Vests are incredibly important to Gladys' gorilla-fication."

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Field Notes
12:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

EcOhio Program in Warren County

The Cincinnati Zoo is so much more than animals. Not only is it a leading botanical garden, but there are offsite programs to help protect and reclaim the environment. Their EcOhio sustainability program works around the Zoo in Avondale, but also at the Bowyer Farm in Warren County, where a recently completed wetland reclamation project has returned 24 acres to its natural habitat. Brian Jorg led this initiative and he’s Thane Maynard’s guest on today’s Field Notes.


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