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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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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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Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

Emma Surber Emma Surber Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

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 […]

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