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MISSION: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s (CZBG’s) central strategic objective is to “Inspire every visitor with wildlife every day.” We add a focus to that objective: “Inspire and connect every visitor with wildlife every day, to engage and cultivate a healthy and sustainable future.” Our vision is inspiring passion for nature and saving wildlife for future generations through four pillars: Creating Adventure, Conveying Knowledge, Conserving Nature, and Serving Community.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
• CZBG serves over a million visitors annually through a variety of fun and educational programs founded on one of the most superb and diverse collections of plants and animals in the U.S.
• We reach over 350,000 children and educators through on-site and virtual science programs, as well as through a full-time public high school, Zoo Academy, and free field trips for students from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
• World-class conservation research by the scientists at CREW is focused on saving endangered wildlife and plants.
• Our commitment to environmental sustainability through green building, energy efficiency, and resource management has earned us the title of “Greenest Zoo in America.”
• The Zoo uses its resources to create community partnerships that improve quality of life in our community.
• Zoo-wide Access for All initiative ensures all are welcome.
Board of Trustees
Francie S. Hiltz, Chairman of the Board
George Joseph, Vice Chair
George Molinsky, Treasurer
Pete Ragland, Secretary
Top Executive Staff
Thane Maynard, Zoo Director
Dave Jenike, Chief Operating Officer
Lori Voss, Chief Financial Officer
Reba Dysart, Vice President of Development
OTHER WAYS TO HELP: As the Cincinnati Zoo’s expertise in animal care, conservation, education, and horticulture grows, our habitats need to grow with it. That’s why we launched the “More Home to Roam” campaign in 2018—with projects that will transform areas throughout our Zoo creating better homes for them, better zoo for you. Donations to the campaign have helped us complete projects that include a new Visitor Entry, African Penguin Point, Roo Valley, and much more. Next up is Elephant Trek—a new 5-acre habitat that will create space for a herd of 8–10 endangered Asian elephants—putting our Zoo on the leading edge of elephant care in the U.S. and making wildlife and conservation come alive for the whole community.
3400 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45220