Thursday, October 30, 2008

Columbus Zoo

We love to go to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. We are so lucky to have such a great zoo located here in Columbus and sponsored by Jack Hanna. We normally are able to meet up with the Isabella's friend "Gigi" which is such a great treat as well. We encourage you to support your local conservation efforts and join your local zoo. If it is here in Columbus, call us we would love to join you!
According to Wikipedia,"The Columbus Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals representing over 700 species and sees over 1.5 million visitors annually. The animal exhibits are divided into regions of the world, with the zoo currently operating eight such regions ... The zoo operates its own conservation program, donating money to outside programs as well as participating in their own conservation efforts. Over the past five years the zoo has raised over $3.3 million from fifteen different sources." The Columbus Zoo currently houses 16 gorillas, 8 of which are related to Colo. Thanks in large part to the efforts with Colo (the world's first captive-born gorilla in 1956), The Columbus Zoo has become a leader in breeding gorillas with over 30 gorillas born at the zoo since 1956.

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