8 Once-In-A-Lifetime Animal Encounters You Can Have Right Here Around Cincinnati

Everyone loves animals and it’s pretty amazing when you have the opportunity to get up close and interact with them, especially ones that you typically don’t see every day. We are so lucky here in Cincinnati that we can experience a wide variety of animal encounters, each one more unbelievable than the next. Of course, we have the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Newport Aquarium, both of which offer unique interactions with animals, but if you travel just a bit further, there are even more animal adventures to be had. If you’re an animal lover (or you know someone who is) check out these eight once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters that you can have in and around Cincinnati.

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It’s pretty amazing to think you can interact with elephants, penguins, wolves, giraffes, wallabies, and many other exotic animals right here around Cincinnati. Have you been lucky enough to participate in any of these encounters? Any others we should check out? Let us know in the comments!

And for one more amazing animal encounter that’s located in Kentucky, check out our previous article here.