Did you know the narrow part of the manatee where the base of the tail meets the rest of the body is called the peduncle? "SEAlabrate" these gentle giants on Manatee Appreciation Day this Wednesday, March 29!
Calling all party animals! Get your tickets to Zoofari, presented by Nationwide. This one wild night will take place June 17 from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Early-bird tickets are on sale now, and prices increase on April 1. Purchase today: bit.ly/Zoofari2017
Lazy Caturdays are the best Caturdays! Did you know lions often sleep 20 or more hours a day? Share your sleepy cat photos with us in the comments below!
A BIG birthday is coming! Beco's turning 8 on Monday, March 27. Visit the pachyderm building in Asia Quest at 1:30 p.m. to watch this big guy enjoy his special birthday enrichment! Check out his adorable baby photo below—can you believe he weighs nearly 7,000 pounds now?!
Columbus Zoo team members are creating waves for conservation in our own backyard! More than a dozen staff members volunteered to cleaned up the shoreline along the Scioto River behind Manatee Coast. It took three hours and 14 bags to remove the trash and recycling that had washed ashore. Plus, they found a few oversized items, including three tires, a blue barrel, trash can, fishing pole,...
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Meet the newest members of Jungle Jack Hanna​'s Animal Ambassadors—cheetah cub sisters, Isabelle, Ophelia and Luciana! They were born at another facility on Dec. 4, 2016, which is International Cheetah Day. They are being hand raised by our staff, and although they are not on view, the cheetah girls are already starting their cheetah run training. They like to play with the lure ball, which...
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A big congratulations to hellbender expert Greg Lipps for being awarded the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's 2017 Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation! Greg is a leader in Ohio amphibian and reptile conservation and he understands the vital role zoos play in conservation. We are honored to work with Greg on our Hellbender Partnership! The eastern...
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Happy National Puppy Day from the six African painted pups at The Wilds, a conservation center located in Cumberland, Ohio! Check out the post below for the latest pupdate. Visitors may get the chance to see these cuties on a Winter at The Wilds Tour! Book today: bit.ly/thewildstour
Happy National Puppy Day from cheetah companion dogs Coby and Cash! This handsome duo has helped raise 12 cheetahs. Pairing dogs with cheetah cubs encourages the cats to be more confident and calm, as cheetahs are naturally skittish animals! In addition to cheetahs, these boys have helped raise several animal ambassadors including baby warthogs, black-backed jackals and Beatrice the kangaroo....
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Baby animal! A male pygmy loris was born on Feb. 5 during the Superbowl to parents Gouda and Muenster. This is their fourth baby, and his siblings include Feta, Asiago and Romano. In keeping with the “cheesy” family names, this little guy is named Colby! He is already climbing the tree with mom, Gouda, who is doing a great job raising him. The pygmy loris is listed as vulnerable due to habitat...
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Happy Wild Wednesday from our friends at Zoo Atlanta! Check out their sssseriously cool Scaly Slimy Spectacular exhibit. #WildWed
Spring is here and to celebrate the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its annual Eggs, Paws and Claws event, presented by Kroger. This “egg-citing” event takes place April 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is held throughout the park.

Children can have their picture taken with the Bunny, see Aqua Bunny swim along the coral trail at Discovery Reef, and watch animals hunt for eggs or a...
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Eggs, Paws & Claws, presented by Kroger

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“Everybunny" will love the Easter Bunny Brunch! This hoppin’ event will take place on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy a kid-friendly brunch, up-close animal encounters, face painting, and a meet ’n’ greet with the Easter Bunny! Hop online to purchase tickets today: bit.ly/adventuretracker
Looking for a fun summer job? Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium team! Attend our seasonal job fair on Saturday, April 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Zoo’s Activity Pavilion. We’re hiring team members in food and beverage, Zoombezi Bay guest relations, rides, retail and more! Apply today: bit.ly/jointhezooteam

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Congrats to the first Pepsi Family Photo Safari winners of the year: erinthenanny and unclejohndavid! Enjoy your 2017 Zoo visits on us, thanks to Pepsi In The 614. For your chance to win a family membership, snap a pic during your next visit and tag it on Instagram with #FamilySafari! Remember to set your profile to public so we can see your photo. Instagram.com/Columbus_Zoo
Happy First Day of Spring and World Frog Day! Did you know critically endangered Panamanian golden frogs communicate by waving at one another? This behavior is called semaphoring and is considered an adaptation for males to ward off other males from encroaching on their territory. Females will also wave aggressively if they are not yet ready to mate.
A “Boop!” on the nose is anything but “irrelephant” to an elephant! Rudy and Sunny, our new elephant girls, are using their trunks to show each other some affection. An elephant’s trunk is a long nose used to breath, smell, drink, grab, and communicate – verbally by trumpeting, and non-verbally by touching. Did you know, an elephant’s trunk has about 100,000 different muscles? Your gift to the...
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Did you know moose can close their nostrils? This gives them the ability to graze under water.
Nomnomnom! Do you have a creative caption for this red panda snacking on bamboo?
Buckeye is taking bedrock to a whole new meaning! Do you have a creative creature caption for this sleepy brown bear?