Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Necropsy results show the oldest gorilla in captivity died in January of age-related heart problems.

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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says its 28-year-old black rhinoceros named Kulinda has died. 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo says the nation's oldest known gorilla in captivity has died.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Hundreds of people have visited the Columbus Zoo to celebrate the 60th birthday of the world's oldest gorilla. 


Delaware County health officials are investigating Zoombezi Bay water park after 19 patrons reported stomach issues.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will join several others around the country by prohibiting smoking on its grounds.

The board of the Columbus Zoo has approved asking taxpayers for financial assistance.

Columbus Zoo Projects Record Attendance

Oct 10, 2014

Officials at the Columbus Zoo project attendance will set a record this year.

There will not be a Columbus Zoo levy on the November ballot.

Franklin County voters won't be asked again to pay for a downtown expansion of the Columbus Zoo.  

Columbus Zoo officials say they may place a renewal issue on the ballot next year, after voters overwhelmingly reject a permanent tax increase earlier this month.

Voters in Ohio's two largest counties have gone in opposite directions on using taxpayers' money for leisure pursuits. 

Campaign finance reports show backers of the Columbus Zoo property tax levy on the May ballot have raised more than 500 thousand dollars, while opponents have spent nearly 21 thousand so far.

A group of rougly two dozen Franklin County residents has filed the paperwork to form a political action committee opposing the Columbus Zoo levy on the May ballot.

Columbus Zoo Officials Seek Permanent Tax Levy

Jan 9, 2014

The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo voted yesterday to put a permanent, 1.25 mill property tax levy on the May ballot.

Scioto Peninsula Plan

Aug 14, 2013
Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Columbus and Franklin County officials have unveiled some major plans for the downtown 56-acre site west of the river near COSI.