It’s Penguin Awareness Day! ‘Waddle’ you do to support penguin conservation? Join us for a Painting with Penguins program this spring! Attendees take an active role in supporting the conservation efforts of SANCCOB saves seabirds as they explore the plight of endangered African penguins and create a one-of-a-kind canvas for conservation with our penguin ambassadors. To register, please visit...
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The New York Times recently featured the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the great training our team provides to the animals to assist in veterinary care and maintain the animals’ well-being. To see more of our training and enrichment techniques in action, watch our playlist here: bit.ly/columbuszootraining

How Zoo Animals Learn to Help Take Care of Themselves

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Please join us at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to remember Colo’s legacy. We welcome you to share your memories of the Grande Dame on our “In Memoriam” banner just outside the Zoo's entrance. It will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting today through Sunday, Jan. 22. If you cannot make it here, we would love to see your messages on social media using #ColoGorilla. To make a gift in...
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In loving memory of Colo, 1956–2017. bit.ly/ColoInMemoriam
It is with a heavy heart we report that #ColoGorilla passed away in her sleep overnight. Colo was the first gorilla born in human care and she exceeded her normal life expectancy by more than two decades—recently celebrating her historic 60th birthday on Dec. 22, 2016. We welcome you to share your fondest memories and photos of Colo using #ColoGorilla. bit.ly/ColoInMemoriam
It is with great sadness we report that the oldest gorilla in the world, Colo, passed away in her sleep overnight. Colo was the first gorilla born in human care and she exceeded her normal life expectancy by more than two decades.

“At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium our mantra is to touch the heart to teach the mind,” said Tom Stalf, president and CEO. “Colo touched the hearts of generations of...
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are offering free admission TODAY, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and visit the Amur tigers in Asia Quest! Parking is $10 per vehicle. ColumbusZoo.org
Did you know the Arctic fox has excellent hearing? They can even hear small animals moving through underground tunnels. To catch their next meal, the Arctic fox will leap into the air and pounce to break through the snow and catch its prey underneath.
Happy National Hat Day! Colo is always ready to celebrate in style. Did you know hats are one of Colo’s favorite enrichment items? She’s even been known to take extra interest in guests who don a hat in her presence.
Open wide! Stop by the Reptile House and visit the alligator snapping turtle. Why does this guy stay so still underwater? Watch this video to find out: bit.ly/1x68IOM
Looking for a unique experience this winter? Check out the Wilds located in Cumberland, Ohio! Reserve a Winter at the Wilds Tour, plus get a special BOGO deal (see details below). Book today: bit.ly/thewildstour
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are offering free admission on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and visit Stubby, Junebug, Jedi and twins Millennium and Falcon at Manatee Coast! Parking is $10 per vehicle. ColumbusZoo.org
2016 was a great year at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! Join us on today's "Wildlife and Wild Places" with Zoo president and CEO Tom Stalf for a #TBT of the moments we shared last year.
Happy Wild Wednesday from our friends at the Lincoln Park Zoo!
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are offering free admission on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by and visit southern hairy-nosed wombat Glen! Parking is $10 per vehicle. ColumbusZoo.org
It’s Save the Eagles Day! Did you know the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has raised eaglets for release? We’ve released 21 bald eagles since 1980! Do you have a favorite eagle photo? Share it with us in the comments below.
Acorn and Zucchini, the dynamic beaver duo, are picking out the best sticks to build their winter home!
Just another Manatee Monday with twins Millennium and Falcon!
Well, maybe just a little “kidding” since bison have poor eyesight. Bison do have acute hearing and an excellent sense of smell so they’re aware of what’s going on around them. Did you “snow”, in the winter, bison have their entire body covered with long hair for protection from winter weather conditions? Bison are one of our Spotlight Animal Adoptions. Why not adopt a bison today? You’ll...
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