This zoo opened in 1875 making it the second largest zoo in the USA. One unique thing about this zoo is that the Reptile House is the oldest existing Zoo building in the country, dating from 1875.
The Zoo is now offering a special for Foursquare user check ins,
When completed in 1907, the Herbivora Building (now the Elephant House) was the "largest and most complete concrete animal building in the world." Coll. of Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Co
You've got to see the Chinese Alligator feeding. Happens Fridays at 11:30 in reptile house.
Make sure to visit the white Lions, they are beautiful and fun to listen to!
The "Greenest Zoo in America" is building a solar canopy to provide 20% of energy needs, incorporates a green roof & water retention tanks to reduce rainwater runoff & has a bio-diesel powered train
Visit the amazing Manatee exhibit, to see the new young Manatees swimming behind a giant glass wall!
Feed the giraffes, 11-11:30am & 1-1:30pm
Coolest job I've ever had! Be sure to check out the World of the Insect building. The leaf-cutter ants are amazing!
You've got to see the Chinese Alligator feeding. Happens Fridays at 11:30.
Give the Red River Hog Ale a try
Recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the “Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” Over one million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually.
The plant collections are a unique blend of gardens and exhibits that demonstrate the diversity of plants and their relationship to humans and animals. There are over 3,000 kinds of plants to see.
I weigh 455,784,006 insects. Maybe? I love the scale in the insect house, but bugs creep me out. Ever get that feeling that there are ants all over you? Boy, does that really burn my toast.
Get there early and grab your tickets for a 4D show. We saw the Wizard of Oz and it was awesome. Everyone loved it from my 9 year old daughter to Grandma!
Use the zoo app for a great map and schedule list
Visit Baby Animals!
Dine among the vistas of lions and cheetahs in Phase III of the Africa exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo when it opens this summer. The exhibit also features indoor-outdoor facilities and restaurant.
We love visiting the Cincinnati Zoo in the Spring!!
Make sure you plan your day around your visit. Also make sure you get a map and plan out your path through the zoo so you can see everything.
Take your child to the nursery where he can feed the infant animals—like cheetahs and penguins—that are in diapers.
Don't jump fences here, seriously.
Just cheked in to get the special offers
Feed the giraffe. Awesome.
Visit for the festival of lights on Thanksgiving Weekend. Largest tri-state holiday event
Hatnee, a female Asian elephant, once took children on rides around the zoo, led by trainer Ed Coyne who worked for the zoo for 65 years. Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co
U get a free drink with every check-in at the zoo
Check out the awesome monkies in the insect house
Huge. Festival of lights are night. I really like the giraffes!
Amazing!! The PNC lights festival is so nice, even in winter with not a lot of animals the zoo is one of the best I've ever been!
You can pack a cooler. Legit.
Loved this zoo! It's huge, they have everything from condors to elephants, and the zoo is very walkable. The animals are up close, and there were a number you could pet. Great zoo, great day.
This is an excellent zoo. Always innovating.
After hours hunt for lions
After Hours Hunt for Lions
If you stay past 4 pm the crowds really thin out. Wear good shoes! Keep souvenir cups for cheap refills next visit. Bring quarters and pennies for souvenir penny machines. Zoo shop has neat stuff!
Arrive early for parking
Can't be tamed
Where is Waldo? At the Manatee exhibit; stage left of the main tank.