Cincinnati Family Magazine

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October 25, 2021

Cincinnati Zoo Comes to You!

Check out all of the entertaining and educational happenings going on virtually with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden this summer.

If I close my eyes, I can imagine walking through the zoo entrance … my kids would excitedly ask, “What animal are we going to see first?” Creatures of habit, we would always feed the giraffes first and then swing by to see how Fiona is doing. Of course, we would say hello to the Painted Dogs on our way! We certainly miss our routines out in the world, but thankfully the zoo is doing an amazing job of bringing the animals to our homes.

Cameo Videos

Book a special personalized video for someone you love from zoo director Thane Maynard, Kris the cheetah or even Fiona the hippo. These videos make great gifts for grads, dads and any animal lover on any occasion. Visit for more information.

Don’t miss this amazing video!!!

Fiona made an amazing Cameo video for Cincinnati Family Magazine’s followers, here:

And yes, you heard right! We will be giving away a Fiona Cameo video to a luck Cincinnati Family Magazine Follower the week of 5/18 – 5/22, so be sure to follow us on Facebook! Thank you to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!!!



Virtual Zoo Camp

 Kiddos will love themed half-day camp at the zoo. Themes include Bringing Up Baby (4 yo – K), Animal Chatter (1 – 2 graders), ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation (3 – 5 graders), Operation Conservation (6 – 8 graders). Visit for more information. 

Zoo Home Safari

Learn more about the zoo’s animal friends with exciting up close and personal videos from the zoo’s caring keepers. Videos are available on the CZBG Facebook page at

ZOOm Calls

Businesses looking to add something unique to their next conference call can book an extra special animal guest for their next meeting.

A.D.O.P.T. A Zoo Animal

Help support and care for real life animals by symbolically adopting them. There are various commitment levels and all symbolic adoptions a color certificate and educational animal fact sheet. Find out more at


Visit the Zoo Shop

There are so many amazing items you can add to your cart at the CZBG store. From puzzles, books, toys, jewelry, arts and crafts items, etc., there is something for everyone. There are also super cute adult and youth masks available! Visit to support the zoo and shop in style. 



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Be sure to keep an eye on Cincinnati Family Magazine’s Facebook page this week, we will be giving away a Fiona Cameo video from our friends at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden! 

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).