Cincinnati Zoo + Botanical Garden
Cincinnati, Ohio

Schaefer has partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo + Botanical Garden on a long list of projects + exhibits for over three decades. The team provides solutions related to the unique structure uses + building materials necessary for animal behavior + containment and habitat goals, and accessibility for both visitors + zoo staff. Some of our most notable (+ visited) projects at the zoo include:

  • Elephant Trek
  • Roo Valley + Little Blue Penguin
  • Hippo Cove
  • Gorilla World
  • Cat Canyon
  • Giraffe Ridge
  • Bear Ridge + Sea Otter Coast
  • African Penguin

Schaefer has also provided structural engineering design + assessment for maintenance and/or behind-the-scenes projects throughout our partnership. Some of those projects include:

  • Monorail beam design for manatee transportation to indoor pool
  • Annual assessment | train bridges
  • Annual/bi-annual assessment | wood pedestrian bridges + guardrails; wood-framed trellis + canopy structures at public viewing areas
  • Elephant yard renovation cable barrier system
  • Tortoise off-habitat holding building expansion
  • Bird House pool renovations
  • Relocated animal quarantine

Contributing Team Members: