Latest Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Stories

2014-04-23 23:00:30

The beloved naturalist/adventurer will talk about his experiences and introduce a menagerie of live animals.

2012-02-13 08:00:00

The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) favors regulations for safe and humane exotic animal husbandry that allow present and future owners to be a part of captive conservation. Washington,

2011-11-17 15:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles.

2011-01-31 09:28:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® has introduced Jack Hanna Safaris, a new brand of packages designed by the wildlife expert and host of Jack Hanna's Into the Wild television series.

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet’s most imperiled group of animals— apes.

2010-04-22 14:19:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With peak travel season fast approaching, Ohio's tourism industry is unveiling a wide variety of new experiences perfect for travelers seeking affordable yet first-class opportunities.

2009-05-27 15:10:00

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio said a 52-year-old gorilla walked through an unsecured door and wandered through a building.

2009-05-11 10:45:25

Officials at the Columbus Zoo in the Ohio capital say their newest elephant, which attracted scores of Mother's Day visitors, has been named Beco. The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch said Monday that many of more than 15,000 people who visited the Columbus Zoo Sunday took time to visit Beco, whose name represents a combination of its mother Phoebe and father Coco. Beco's chosen name was the result of a zoo poll that drew 12,783 total votes, including 6,064 in favor of Beco. Beco was among four...

2009-04-21 17:08:17

Columbus Zoo said more than 9,000 people have sent in suggestions for the Ohio attraction's Name the Baby Elephant Contest. The zoo said officials will whittle the suggestions for the elephant born at the zoo March 27 down to three finalists that the public will be able to vote for on the zoo's Web site from Saturday to May 6, The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday. Officials said suggestions from the public include Barack, Obama, Dumbo, Peanut and Jack -- a reference to famed zookeeper and...

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