Kendi's birth was captured on camera and can be viewed on the zoo's website.Curator of mammals at the zoo, Christina Gorsuch states, “This calf is only the fifth eastern black rhino born in the last two years in North America." She goes on to say "Every rhino calf born is incredibly important for the population, which includes fewer than 60 in North America.The 'Acclimatization Society of Cincinnati' was established in 1873 as similar organizations with imperial aims proliferated in Moscow, Berlin, London, and Melbourne in the late nineteenth century.The land was purchased by Andrew Erkenbrecher and leased to the Zoological Society for 99 years.This was followed in 1882 with the first American bison born in captivity. In the 2010s the zoo built a 8-acre (3.2 ha) Africa exhibit, the largest animal exhibit in its history.Phase III opened on June 29, 2013 and included a wider vista that offers visitors an opportunity to see African lions, white lions, servals, a bat-eared fox, African wild dogs, and a new cheetah exhibit.The zoo also has other breeding programs including South African cheetahs, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malayan tigers, western lowland gorillas, pottos, and Masai giraffes.The Cincinnati Zoo was the home of Martha, the last living passenger pigeon, which died there in 1914.
Faru came to Cincinnati from Atlanta in the summer of 2015 and was introduced to Seyia.
A collection of approximately 1,000 birds imported from Europe in 1872 was housed in Burnet Woods before being released.
The Red Wing Blackbird, Starling and English Sparrow thrived in the United States and still live here, throughout the lower 48 states.
The Reptile House is the oldest zoo building in the United States, dating from 1875.
The Cincinnati Zoo is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati.
It introduced a wide savannah with some of Africa's most spectacular hoofstock, such as zebras, gazelles, lesser kudu, impala and giant eland, along with some of the world's largest birds like ostriches, marabou storks and grey crowned cranes.