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Photos: Adventure Cove Opens at the Columbus Zoo

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Adventure Cove Opens at the Columbus Zoo

The day has finally come — when the new Adventure Cove opens as well as Jack Hanna’s Animal Encounters Village exhibit at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. The exhibits opened Friday, July 10. The zoo’s first new region since 2014, construction began in 2017. More details were announced last fall, however the coronavirus pandemic slowed construction […]

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Jack Hanna Announces Retirement from the Columbus Zoo

Susan Post Susan Post Jack Hanna Announces Retirement from the Columbus Zoo

After serving as both director and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium for 42 years, Jungle Jack Hanna will retired on December 31, 2020. “Out of respect for the many people whose lives the Hannas have touched, this news is being shared now to give the community ample time throughout the rest of […]

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Work Continues on New Region at the Columbus Zoo

Susan Post Susan Post Work Continues on New Region at the Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is getting ready for some new residents. While the zoo is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, construction is still underway on the zoo’s newest exhibits – Adventure Cove and Jack Hanna’s Animal Encounters Village. “We have animals that we need to get over to the Columbus […]

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Adventure Cove Opening at Columbus Zoo in Spring 2020

Susan Post Susan Post Adventure Cove Opening at Columbus Zoo in Spring 2020

There will be some new faces at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium come spring. Construction is well underway on Adventure Cove, a new 4.1-acre region that will bring sea lions and seals to the zoo, as well as Jack Hanna’s Animal Encounters Village. It’s the first time the Columbus Zoo will house harbor seals, and […]

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45th Annual International Taste of Columbus

  45th Annual International Taste of Columbus

Calling all Columbus Foodies – are you interested in trying authentic cuisine from East and Central Africa? If so, join US Together at the African Event Center at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on August 16th for a chance to try traditional African dishes from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Somalia, among other […]

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Asian Elephant Born at Columbus Zoo

Anne Evans Anne Evans Asian Elephant Born at Columbus Zoo

Early this morning, at 3:09 a.m., an Asian elephant was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to mother Phoebe, a 31-year-old elephant. At this time, the baby’s sex is unknown. Elephants have the longest gestational period of all mammals, lasting approximately 22 months. The calf is a result of artificial insemination and is the […]

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We Tried It: Yoga with Sloths at the Columbus Zoo

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire We Tried It: Yoga with Sloths at the Columbus Zoo

“It was a great event, and we are going to do this many times again,” stated Animal Programs Specialist Tiffany Dollins of the Columbus Zoo after the first ever yoga program at the zoo. Recently, guests were treated to a lovely yoga-for-every-body class featuring three two-toed sloths, a light breakfast, mimosas, and a chance to […]

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