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April 1, 2023

What’s New at the Cincinnati Zoo!

There are plenty of ways to celebrate our award-winning zoo this year!

There are lots of new and exciting changes happening at the zoo!

The recent Elephant Yard expansion allows the zoo’s resident pachyderms more space to explore, and in 2020, more changes are expected as a part of the “More Home to Roam” campaign. The new Roo Valley will be home to a 15,000-square-foot Kangaroo Walkabout, Little Blue Penguin Viewing Area, an adventure ropes course for all abilities and a beer garden. Also note the brand new Entry Village in 2020 featuring more family restrooms, a calming room and additional parking.
Expect lots of new animals, too!

• Masai Giraffe, Tessa, recently welcomed her 147-pound male calf, “Fennessy,” to the world, and Masai Giraffe, Cece, is expecting this fall.
• New flamingo chicks, and for those who love avian friends, there’s the Eurasion eagle owl habitat, home to Archimedes and Minerva.
• Painted Dog Valley in Africa has welcomed a rambunctious new pack of pups; there are five new females and five new males on exhibit.

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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).