Who’s up for some adventure? The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is rated one of the top zoos in the nation, and I can definitely see why. It boasts over 500 animals and 3,000 plant species.
From feeding the giraffes at Giraffe Ridge to petting the animals at the Spalding Children’s Zoo, this is one interactive place! With the opening of "Africa" in June 2013, the zoo is even bigger and better than ever!
I definitely think my favorite animals here are the manatees. There is a peace whilst watching them that can not be described. And if you crave for even more interaction with these beautiful mammals, there are events and animal encounters just for these fantastic creatures!
And then there’s the vampire bat. I mean, how frequently do you get to see a vampire bat? Hopefully, your answer is “not often”.
Other animals to be noted were actually gifts from Siegfried and Roy in 1998. Four rare white lions, two male lions and two female lions, were presented to the Cincinnati Zoo . The males, Sunshine and Future, and the females, Prosperity and Gracious, are gorgeous, regal animals, and you may view them as they take turns in their outdoor enclosure, on display on alternate days.
The Cincinnati Zoo also offers playgrounds, a train, a carousel, and a 4-D theater. This is definitely a place where you could spend the entire day, and still not see everything. This zoo not only demands a look, but repeat visits.
Special packages are offered for admission and attractions, so visit today and plan a wonderful day at the Cincinnati Zoo!
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St.