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Columbus Zoo Sends $10,000 To West African Sanctuary

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7:28AM
November
13, 2014

The Columbus Zoo has sent emergency funds to help a struggling chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ebola ravaged country of Sierre Leone.

Sick Manatee Sent Home From Columbus Zoo

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A manatee rehabilitated at the Columbus Zoo soon will be released back into the wild.
9:20AM
November
11, 2014

A sick manatee sent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for rehabilitation will soon be reintroduced to the wild.

Columbus Zoo Levy Overwhelmingly Shot Down

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A rendering of what the downtown zoo experience would look like.
8:01PM
May
6, 2014

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.

Polls Open Around Ohio

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Polls will remain open Tuesday until 7:30 p.m.
8:01AM
May 6, 2014

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.

Poll: Voters Skeptical Of Proposed Zoo Levy

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The proposed levy on the May 6 ballot would increase Franklin County property taxes to about $44 a year for every $100,000 of home value.
8:52AM
April 30, 2014

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.

Scioto Peninsula Makeover To Feature New Vets Memorial, Zoo

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman talks about the new Scioto Peninsula project.
1:50PM
August 13, 2013

Local leaders announced today a new plan for the 56-acre area that borders the Scioto River and downtown Columbus.

New Dinosaur Exhibit Roars To Life At Columbus Zoo

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The newly opened Dinosaur Island features 25 large animatronic dinosaurs that blink, swish their tails and make loud sounds.
7:24PM
May 18, 2013

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.

Columbus Zoo Names New Chief Executive

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Entrance to the Columbus Zoo
4:09PM
February 14, 2013

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.

Ohio Could Spend $3.5 Million On Animal Facility

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One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville.
3:41PM
August 31, 2012

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 Governor Signs New Rules On Exotic Animals

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Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo,speaks at the exotic animal restrictions signing ceremony.
3:23PM
June
5, 2012

Ohio’s governor has signed into law the state’s widely watched new regulations on exotic animals.