For the first time in recent years the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has received opposition from Franklin County voters regarding Issue 6, the proposed tax levy that is set to appear on the May 6 primary ballot. The current property tax levy costs Franklin County residents, that own homes assessed at $100,000 or more, 41 […]
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium unveiled new details of their proposed “Downtown Adventure” attraction. The project, slated for a three-acre triangle of land across West Town Street from COSI, would feature interactive animal exhibits arranged around a multi-level tree sculpture. Visitors would climb up and through a rain forest habitat and be presented with options; […]
On December 22, 1933, amid growing fears over the perceived threat posed by that relatively new fad, jazz music, Washington State Representative William A. Allen submits his proposal (House Bill 194) to establish a commission that will study the presumably dangerous and harmful effects that the largely African American art form might be having on […]
The Wilds are included as an extension of the Columbus Zoo. Since we have never visited, we decided to stop by over the weekend. The Wild Animal Encounter sounded best suited for our two young children, so with tickets booked, we were on our way. The weather had turned to a windy and chilly 55 […]
A “unique and up-close animal encounter” could soon be coming to the Scioto Peninsula. Patty Peters, Vice President of Community Relations at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, says that they are excited to be working with City and County leaders to bring a little piece of the zoo to downtown. “(We) envision this as another […]
Time for a collective “AWWWWWW.” The zoo has new babies! On Tuesday, July 17, the zoo welcomed the 13th bonobo born at zoo since it received its first bonobos in 1990. The little girl is the third baby for mother “Unga” who has two boys, “Gander” born in 2003 and “Jerry” born in 2008. They […]
The Columbus Zoo finished tallying up their attendance sheets yesterday and it sounds like 2010 was another record turnout. A grand total of 2,374,125 guests visited over the past year. The much anticipated Polar Frontier exhibit opened this past May and provided many with a new reason to visit throughout the year.