Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is very famous and a worth seeing places of Ohio city in the United States. It is a non-profit zoo and is popular all over the world as number one zoo in United States. It is located in Powell, Ohio just north of Columbus. Some of the major attractions and important information about Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are given as follows:
Famous Exhibits of the Zoo
The Columbus Zoo is a house for more than 7,000 animals and about 800 species and these animals are divided into eight different regions representing different parts of the world. These regions are North America, Polar Frontier, Asia Quest, Congo Expedition, Voyage to Australia and Islands, Heart of Africa, Shores and Aquarium and Pachyderms. All the regions have their own featured animals and specialties.
Shores and Aquarium Region in the Zoo
This region has fish and manatee aquarium which is better known as Discovery Reef. Along with aquariums, there are also American Flamingos, American Alligators and Humboldt Penguins. Discovery reef is basically a salt water aquarium which is a house of fish, sharks, sea turtles and live coral.
Other Attractions of the Zoo
Other famous attractions of the Zoo are Jungle Jack’s Landing, Zoombezi Bay and Mangels- Illions Carousel. These Carousels has 52 hand carved horses, 2 chariots and almost 153 band organs. The Zoombezi Bay is a water park which has 17 slides in total. The Jungle Jack landing is the dry park which has 16 rides and a roller coaster which is the famous attractions for the children’s.
Conservation Program by the Zoo
The Zoo organises a conservation program whose basic purpose is to fund projects outside the zoo and grant support to other conservation projects which are running all over the world. The money given in donations comes from mainly fundraisers, donation by visitors and private funds.
Other programs offered at Zoo
The zoo offers summer camps for children of all ages, family and adult programs, distance learning programs and birthday party celebration. To become part of such programs all you have to do is make prior bookings. For those who want to make a career with animals, there are career exploration programs at the zoo.
Information regarding hours and ticket pricing at the Zoo
The zoo is open throughout the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas events. The zoo is open from 10 am to 4 pm in winters and 9am to 5pm in summers. The ticket price of the zoo is different for different areas. You can also become a member of the Zoo and get access pass which gives you free of cost entry to Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, free rides, free animal feedings and free admission to the theatre.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium provides unlimited offers and opportunities for people of all ages. Here you can see the endangered animals of different species such as African grey parrot, African leopard, American Bison, Arctic Fox, Black Rattle Snake, Asian Elephant, Black Duicker, Black Swan, Blood Python, Blue Neck Ostrich, Bonnethead Shark, Bonobo, Brown Turtle and many other extraordinary species which you might have never seen before. You can also do shopping and enjoy tempting food at souvenir shops and eateries in the zoo.