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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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Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Columbus Zoo Reopening & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Friday, June 5, 5,011 cases and 234 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 6,604 cases and 307 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 37,758 cases and 2,355 deaths have been confirmed […]

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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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96th Annual Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast

  96th Annual Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast

Join us as we celebrate 96 years of food, networking, and fun at the 2019 Columbus Chamber Clambake & Lobster Feast. Over 1,200 business and community leaders were a part of the festivities at the 2018 feast. Your purchase includes a seafood extravaganza – rolls, coleslaw, clam chowder with oyster crackers, steamed clams, grilled chicken […]

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The Zoo’s Baby Elephant Has Died

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Zoo’s Baby Elephant Has Died

Unfortunate news from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this afternoon, the baby elephant that was born December 6th passed away at 1:30pm. A sudden illness and infection led to her rapid decline in health. “At only a few weeks of age, this little calf had already won our hearts. She was a cherished member of […]

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Zoo Mourns Loss of Second Giraffe Calf

Anne Evans Anne Evans Zoo Mourns Loss of Second Giraffe Calf

Sad news from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium tonight. An exciting afternoon turned to sorrow when Cami, a 6-year-old female Masai giraffe who began to exhibit signs of labor around 3 pm today, December 4, did not have a successful delivery. As the giraffe’s labor progressed, the calf was presenting rear hooves first, a challenge […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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