The hyena girls, Shenzi and Banzai, are enjoying a relaxing bubble bath! #SpaDay
Bring your pride to meet ours! Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium through February and receive half-off admission! #Caturday
Are you looking for something fun for your child to do during their time away from school? Why not surprise them with Spring Break Camp at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! These two-day camps are offered March 20-21, 22-23, 27-28 and 29-30. During each camp session campers will explore the Zoo, engage in exciting activities and meet some fun animals. Sign-up today: [ Link ]
It's International Hoof Care Month! On today's throwback Wildlife and Wild Places with president and CEO Tom Stalf, go behind the scenes and watch Connor the reticulated giraffe receive a pedicure!
Thank you to everyone who made a huge splash at the Columbus Polar Plunge, presented by The Basement Doctor! Together, you raised nearly $100,000 for Special Olympics Ohio. Check out these throwback photos of participants who braved the cold water for a great cause! #TBT #SOOHPlunge #FreezinForAReason
Looking for a WILD job? We’re holding open interviews for food and beverage positions on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Zoo’s Activity Pavilion. Apply today:
Happy Wild Wednesday from our friends at the Stone Zoo and their snacking sloths! #WildWed
❄Polar Bear Twins Update! Aurora and her 3-month-old cubs are being introduced to more of the behind-the-scenes yards with sand and sod (slowly growing their world) and they are doing great! They are now eating chow and will sneak a little bit of meat from mom when they get the opportunity! The twins have been introduced to a few inches of water (coming up to their bellies), and they are huge...
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❄Polar Bear Cub Update! Anana and her cub are taking baby steps to explore other areas of the maternity den. The little one is now eating chow and will also steal little slivers of meat from mom! Anana has her paws full as the cub is climbing and running on sand piles and sod. After being introduced to a few inches of water (up to the belly), the cub is a big fan! Can you spot the cub’s molars...
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Polar bear twins’ first baby photos! Aurora and her cubs are experiencing different substrates such as soil and sand in a behind-the-scenes yard. Stay tuned for video updates on both Anana’s and Aurora’s cub(s) tomorrow!
In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re offering free admission today only, Feb. 20! Our hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and parking is $10 per vehicle or free for Columbus Zoo members. Today's going to be a beautiful day and we are expecting a large crowd! So please, "bear" with us as we strive to accommodate all Zoo guests.
Did you know the cougar has the greatest natural distribution of any mammal in the Western Hemisphere, excluding humans? This cat will inhabit montane coniferous forests, tropical forests, swamps, grasslands and brush areas. You can meet a cougar at the Columbus Zoo on your next visit!
Calling all homeschool families! Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on the wild side of education. These science-based programs are designed to fit the needs of homeschool families. Learn about science, participate in hands-on activities and encounter unique animal experiences. Space is still available for spring programs. Register online today! [ Link ]
Just hanging around? Plan a visit to the Zoo! In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re offering free admission on Monday, Feb. 20! Our hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and parking is $10 per vehicle or free for Columbus Zoo members.
The weather is perfect for a trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! Plus, get half-off Zoo admission through February. Now that's a GRRReat deal! #Caturday
Reminder: the Columbus Polar Plunge takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18 and the weather is looking great with temperatures in the high 50s! You can register online or the day of the event. Join us in raising funds for Special Olympics Ohio! #SOOHPlunge #FreezinForAReason
Happy Sweet Sixteen to river otter Audrey! We celebrated this "otterly" adorable lady's big day earlier this week. Check out her special paper mâché convertible complete with her favorite treat in the back seat—fish! Share your birthday wishes and best otter puns in the comments below.
Happy Wild Wednesday from our friends at The Toledo Zoo! Check out their work tracking snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan!

Second successful expedition in Kyrgyzstan | Toledo Zoo Conservation
Great news from The Wilds! Six African painted puppies were born in December 2016 to mom, Quinn, and dad, Onyx, based on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan® program. One of the country's largest conservation centers, The Wilds is located in Cumberland, Ohio and operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Zoo's conservation fund has supported...
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