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The ghost of a lioness has been heard following visitors and workers in the zoo late at night. Green eyes are also seen in darker buildings or at the end of corridors.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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3400 Vine St
Cincinnati, OH
United States

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39.1422088, -84.50948679999999
Hamilton County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Saint Bernard, OH (1.8 mi.)
Norwood, OH (2.8 mi.)
Dayton, KY (2.8 mi.)
Bellevue, KY (3.0 mi.)
Cincinnati, OH (3.1 mi.)
Elmwood Place, OH (3.3 mi.)
Newport, KY (3.6 mi.)
Woodlawn, KY (3.9 mi.)
Ludlow, KY (4.0 mi.)
Covington, KY (4.0 mi.)


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  1. I’ve worked at the zoo for a year and I’ve never heard of anyone witnessing the lioness but many of my coworkers, as well as myself, have had many experiences with a ghost in the basement of the gift shop. Some have seen a full bodied apparition in black walk by the aisles, others have seen legs walking between aisles, and others have heard noises and seen things move with no apparent reason.

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    Our zoo in Cincinnati is a very old zoo it’s been around for a while and has seen many changes it’s one of the best zoos in the U.S.
    I did lots of voulenteering there in the past
    All I can say is that on a few occasions when I was there I did think a lioness was fallowing me but nothing was there all I can tell you is that I’ve had some strange feelings and things happen when I was at the zoo and it was usually after all the guests were gone and the zoo was closed, it’s a very different place after hours. I vote that it’s haunted based on things that I experienced.

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