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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to Add Sea Lion Habitat

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to Add Sea Lion Habitat

Soon, you won’t have to visit San Francisco to experience the fun of barking sea lions. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is expanding and adding a brand new sea lion habitat, set to open in 2019. The habitat is expected to fit into the existing footprint of the zoo and ground is planned to be […]

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More Polar Bear Cubs Born at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Anne Evans Anne Evans More Polar Bear Cubs Born at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Another set of polar bear cubs have been born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Last week, polar bear Anana gave birth to twins at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Unfortunately, one of Anana’s cubs did not survive. However, yesterday, Anana’s sister, Aurora, also gave birth to twin cubs at 11:20 am and 3:22 pm. […]

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Columbus Zoo Officials Make Decision to Hand-rear Polar Bear Cub

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Zoo Officials Make Decision to Hand-rear Polar Bear Cub

On Friday, November 6, 2015, two polar bear cubs were born at the Columbus Zoo, to mother bear Aurora. Unfortunately one of the cubs passed away shortly after birth. In a statement released today, the Zoo said Aurora “began taking breaks from caring for her cub late Thursday morning.” As these breaks were monitored, they […]

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Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Zoo CEO Emphasizes Levy Renewal Is Not An Increase

In 1985, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium first started getting support from Franklin County voters through a tax levy. The current zoo levy, which was established in 1990, is set to expire at the end of 2015 unless a levy renewal makes it onto the ballot and gets approval from the voters in November. Tom […]

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Downtown Zoo Project has been Cancelled

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Zoo Project has been Cancelled

The Downtown Columbus Zoo and Aquarium satellite operation has officially been cancelled. The project was announced last August as a part of a redevelopment effort for the 56 acres of open land surrounding COSI, known as the Scioto Peninsula. The Columbus Zoo had a tax levy on the primary ballot in May, which was rejected […]

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Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

Walker Evans Walker Evans Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

The brand new Heart of Africa exhibit opened two weeks ago at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and has already been entertaining thousands of guests interested in seeing lions, giraffes, warthogs, cheetahs, ostriches, wildebeests, gazelles and more. “It’s Africa in Columbus and words can’t describe what you see out there,” Assistant Curator Adam Felts told […]

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New Zoo Exhibit Brings Heart of Africa to Columbus

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Zoo Exhibit Brings Heart of Africa to Columbus

One minute you’re driving 45 miles per hour on Powell Road — the next minute, you’ve encountered a savannah with herds of wildlife roaming in the background. “It’s Africa in Columbus and words can’t describe what you see out there,” says Adam Felts, an assistant curator at The Columbus Zoo, “It is Jack Hanna’s vision […]

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