Normally, the zoo would enjoy gardens full of flowers with a month-long celebration they host called, ‘Zoo Blooms’, which features more than 100,000 beautiful tulips.
Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cincinnati Zoo had to close its doors. That did not stop them from thinking about the community, and how they could share the beauty of their flowers with others. This year, in addition to offering a virtual garden tour of the blooms, the zoo decided to deliver flowers to Cincinnati hospitals and nursing homes.
“A key part of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s mission centers on serving the community. With the zoo currently closed, we could not think of a better way to share the joy of these beautiful tulips than by reaching out to our healthcare provider partners who are doing such incredible and selfless work every day. It is truly our privilege to be able to bring a smile to the doctors, nurses, and patients who need it the most,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo.