My Top 10 Favourite Exhibits

To me the best and most effective exhibits are ones that both totally immerse you in the exhibit/landscape, making you feel like you’re in the animal’s native habitat, and exhibits that expand your senses and enrich your understanding of what the particular species is all about.  For instance an exhibit for a snow leopard that resembles…

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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…