The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country. It opened its doors in 1875 with just eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a hyena, a tiger, an alligator and a circus elephant. The original zoo sat on 65 acres in the middle of Cincinnati and has expanded to include several reserves out in the city’s suburbs.
Today, it is a beloved part of the city that is committed to conserving nature, preserving species and educating the public about seven continents' worth of magnificent creatures. The Cincinnati Zoo is absolutely worth an in-person visit, but if that's not on the agenda right now, you can still get a lay of the land with a virtual tour. This will give you a feel for the hundreds of species of animals that today call the zoo home.
Are you ready to meet them? Keep reading to discover all that the Cincinnati Zoo has to offer.