Life in Delaware County

Zoo Welcomes Two Young Manatees

27 Apr , 2019  

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has welcomed two young manatees, marking the thirtieth and thirty-first manatees to arrive at the Zoo for rehabilitation since the Columbus Zoo joined the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) in 1999. The two male manatees, Bananatee and Tostone, were both found as orphans off of the coast of south Florida and began their rehabilitation journey at the Miami Seaquarium before arriving at the Columbus Zoo early Thursday morning. More…

History/Tourism

Zoofari Date Set

25 Apr , 2019  

For one special night of the year at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, adults can explore the park after dark while enjoying delicious food, signature cocktails and live music—all to benefit the Zoo’s conservation education programs.

Zoofari, a 48-year-old tradition and presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be held on June 15 from 7 PM to 1 PM. This signature, adults-only fundraising celebration is one of Central Ohio’s hottest summer parties, and proceeds from this party with a purpose benefit the Zoo’s conservation education programs. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Columbus Zoo Announces First Births Of 2019

5 Feb , 2019  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the first two births of the 2019 calendar year— a dama gazelle and a silvered leaf langur. Both are considered at-risk species in their native ranges, and these births are important to helping to sustain their populations. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Shares Sad News Of Giraffe’s Death

9 Dec , 2018  

In an announcement on Saturday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced the sad news that Masai giraffe Cami passed away four days after an emergency Cesarean section.

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Life in Delaware County

He’s Here! Lee The Polar Bear Moves Into His New Delaware County Digs

9 Nov , 2018  

Some weeks ago, 1808Delaware shared news of the impending arrival of a new polar bear to Delaware County.

He made it!

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has welcomed Lee, an 18-year-old male polar bear, who arrived from Denver Zoo late Wednesday afternoon. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Furry Former Delaware County Residents Settle In At New Home In Maryland

15 Oct , 2018  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced that young female polar bears, Amelia Gray and Neva, departed from the Columbus Zoo Tuesday morning and arrived at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore during the early evening hours. More…

Life in Delaware County

Lee The Polar Bear Arriving From Denver

5 Oct , 2018  

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium team members are looking forward to welcoming Lee, an 18-year-old male polar bear, who will be arriving from Denver Zoo later this fall.

The move was recommended as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP), a cooperatively managed program designed to maximize the genetic diversity and increase the population sustainability of threatened and endangered species in human care. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Polar Bear Cubs To Move To Maryland

7 Sep , 2018  

Nuniq, Neva, and Amelia Gray—the only polar bear cubs born at a North American zoological facility in 2016—are scheduled to move from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this fall.

Females Amelia Gray and her half-sister, Neva, will both move to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The announcement of Neva’s twin brother Nuniq’s new home will be made soon. More…

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