Giraffe Ridge is part of the Africa exhibit and puts visitors eye level to these magnificent creatures. If a giraffe gets close enough visitors can reach out and touch it. There are also special feeding times where visitors can feed the animals lettuce.
Painted Dog Valley is said to be the most attractive part of the Cincinnati Zoo. Two males, a female and her cub African Painted Dogs call this exhibit home. There are trees, a stream, and lush green land for the canines to run on. These dogs once thrived but there are less than 3,000 left in the wild. They are the rarest of all African species.
Meerkats is home to six of the Disney Animal Kingdom’s meerkats. This exhibit is inside the Africa Main Exhibit and includes bubbles where you can view meerkats face to face.
Kroger Lord of the Artic is the polar bear exhibit at the zoo. There is a waterfall, stream and two pools for the polar bears to play in. There is also a unique underwater viewing areas where guests can watch the bears swim under the water right next to them.
The Elephant Reserve is home to the two Asian elephants at the zoo. The Taj Mahal like elephant house was built in 1906 and is a historic landmark.
Monkey Island is an open-air exhibit where visitors can walk around the island and view the Japanese Macaques that live there from several vantage points. Photo: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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