Cincinnati Zoo

News from WNKU
9:53 am
Wed November 6, 2013

The Cincinnati Zoo is using a Beagle to Sniff out Pregnant Polar Bears

Elvis the Beagle working hard to detect pregnant polar bears
photo courtesy of Cincinnati Zoo

A scientist at the Cincinnati Zoo has come up with a unique way to tell if polar bears are pregnant involving a dog named Elvis.Thanks to Dr. Erin Curry , an animal conservation scientist at the Cincinnati Zoo, a beagle is now the one responsible for detecting pregnancy in polar bears  by sniffing out the results.

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Regional News
11:45 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Cincinnati Zoo plans to breed sibling rhinos to save the species

courtesy Cincinnati Zoo

Scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo are taking bold steps to save an endangered species.

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Live Music
12:25 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Tonight is Reggae Night at Tunes & Blooms

The Ark Band


We've been at this Tunes & Blooms things for a while now, and this year, we're stretching out a bit.   So, tonight is Reggae Night at the Zoo!  The weather is beautiful, the tulips are in full bloom, and it's going to be another amazing night of music and family fun at the Cincinnati Zoo. 

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10:34 am
Thu April 4, 2013

WNKU Welcomes the Return of Tunes & Blooms

Now in its 8th season, Tunes & Blooms has become one of WNKU's favorite annual events.  It occurs every Thursday night in April and features some of the best musical acts our region has to offer playing amongst the tulips of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Each week, the Zoo dispenses with the usual admission fee at 5pm allowing visitors to roam the animal exhibits for free before settling down to enjoy live music from 6p to 8p.  Bring a picnic or choose from the excellent food options available on site.  They even serve local micro-brews at the Zoo.

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Support WNKU
3:26 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

PNC Festival of Lights on A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas

PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden now through January 1st

We have several great thank you gifts for our year-end membership campaign, including a package made especially for families who live in Cincinnati or those families from out of town that have made an annual tradition of visiting Cincinnati for the holidays.

Get your thank you gift by supporting WNKU today!

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Live Music
11:21 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Jake Speed & the Freddies and The Turkeys play tonight's Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Turkeys


Tunes & Blooms truly is the place to be Thursday night's in April.  Last week, we set a new attendance record at Tunes & Blooms with The Tillers and Shiny & the Spoon.  Over 4300 people came through the gates of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens to soak up the beautiful weather and hear some of the best local talent our region has to offer.  Tonight will be no different as we welcome back perennial favorites Jake Speed & the Freddies and The Turkeys for the series finale. 

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Earth Calendar
10:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Earth Calendar for April 11th and 12th

Dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places, Sharon Negri founded the Mountain Lion Foundation in 1986 and served as it's director until 1990. Today she directs WildFurtures, a non-profit  organization that works to bridge the gap between science and conservation and promotes an understanding of large carnivores through education and community involvement.

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