Ending Off With A Show and A Close Encounter

Our last adventure at the Columbus Zoo was watching their show, Animals on Safari, which was full of light comedy, animal antics, fun animal facts and animals showing off some of their amazing abilities.  The high energy and fast pace execution helps to keep kids and adults alike interested and entertained.  The stage is set up like…

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Into the Woods of North America

The North America region of the Columbus Zoo is the largest and oldest part of the zoo.  This region, like many others at the zoo, give an authentic atmosphere as you are surrounded by woodlands, traveling dirt paths to rustic buildings resembling log cabins, with all of the enclosures accurately representing each animals native habitat. …

…More from Asia Quest

The exhibit Asia Quest at the Columbus Zoo houses even more animals than we’ve already touched on.  In what looks like a large Japanese-style room you find large bats, giant fruit bats and golden mantled bats.  Of those who have a fear of bats these particular bats are some of the most charming looking, with…

From the Islands to the Outback

The Columbus Zoo’s Islands exhibit takes you on a voyage to the islands of south-east Asia, with minimal use of enclosures by using moats and waterways to contain the animals on their islands providing a realistic experience for visitors into the lives of some amazing creatures.  Your first encounter is with the Lar gibbons and siamangs,…

Playfulness Abounds at Columbus Zoo’s African Forest

Western Lowland Gorilla Follow the boardwalk trails to experience an enticing taste of Africa.  In the Columbus Zoo’s African Forest you’ll encounter a friendly flock of African greys, the captivating okapi with its dark chocolate-brown coat, tall zebra-like leggings, long browsing tongue and gentle eyes, and don’t forget to scan the tall grasses for the illusive leopard…

The Shores of Columbus Zoo

Discovery Reef aquarium Just past the entrance stands a large fountain and in its center towers a steel globe.  Emblazoned across the globe’s middle is written “Conserve Our World, Experience Wildlife.”  Being a zoological park and aquarium the Columbus Zoo has a large variety of animals for the public to encounter, everything from giant tortoises to elephants,…