The WOSU Newsroom has called the race on Issue 6, a permanent levy for the Columbus Zoo, as a failed levy. With 360 precincts reporting and the Columbus zoo conceding defeat, the levy has failed.
Voting is under way in Ohio’s primary election that will cull the field of candidates for state and U.S. House posts, and decide the fate of a levy request for the Columbus Zoo.
The poll from Survey USA commissioned by WCMH says 56 percent of likely Franklin County voters are against the levy, while 36 percent say they support it.
Local leaders announced today a new plan for the 56-acre area that borders the Scioto River and downtown Columbus.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has unveiled a new exhibit about some very old creatures. The newly opened Dinosaur Island features 25 large animatronic dinosaurs that blink, swish their tails and make loud sounds.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a new boss. Tom Stalf is the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined the zoo in 2010 and served as interim CEO since last August.
The state of Ohio wants to spend $3.5 million to build and operate a Department of Agriculture facility that would temporarily house exotic animals confiscated under a new law.
Ohio’s governor has signed into law the state’s widely watched new regulations on exotic animals.
Workers at the Columbus Zoo transferred exotic animals to the widow of the Zanesville man who released them last fall.
A hearing has been scheduled over Ohio’s quarantine order for five exotic animals kept at the Columbus Zoo since their escape in October.