Keeping exhibit animals safe & healthy

In the Roo Valley Expansion of the Cincinnati Zoo, 32 Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) depend on their keepers to protect them and their habitat. It takes so much more than fresh fish and check ups to keep these Australian birds happy and healthy. Little Blue Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins because of their…

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Preparing aquariums for a busy summer season

June is National Zoo and Aquarium month, which means getting ready for a busy summer season of visitors. While families explore the wonders of animal and aquatic life, our maintenance teams are hard at work ensuring enclosures are safe, clean and comfortable for their inhabitants. In fact, this is our busiest time of year for…

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Best Practices for Aquarium and Animal Exhibit Maintenance

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Launching and maintaining an aquarium is no easy task. Trust us — we get it. Knowing the essentials of keeping up with the cleaning, filtering, and fish is key to having a happy tank. Your aquarium’s upkeep should be relatively simple and include regular water changes, filter service, and water testing. Whether you’re getting ready…

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