Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The Columbus Zoo and Fish tank is a charitable zoo situated near Powell in Freedom Municipality, Delaware Area, Ohio, USA, north of the city of Columbus. The land lies along the eastern financial institutions of the O’Shaughnessy Storage Tank on the Scioto River, at the junction of Waterfront Drive and Powell Road. It has a worldwide credibility, mainly attributable to the efforts as well as promo of director emeritus Jack Hanna. In 2009, it was called by the USA Travel Guide as the leading zoo in the USA. It was also ranked top finest zoo in 2012 by Besties Visitors Selection.
The Columbus Zoo is house to more than 7,000 animals representing over 800 varieties and sees over 2.3 million visitors each year. The pet exhibitions are split into regions of the globe, with the zoo presently running eight such areas. On top of that the zoo owns an 18-hole fairway, known as the Safari Golf Club which includes 56.656 hectares. The zoo likewise owns Zoombezi Bay which encompasses 9.187 hectares. In overall, the zoo has 234 hectares of land, with 164.424 hectares committed to the zoo itself.
The zoo runs its own conservation program, contributing cash to outside programs along with joining their own preservation efforts. Over the past five years the zoo has added over $3.3 million to greater than 70 jobs in 30 countries. The zoo also has a close working partnership with the Wilds, a 9,154-acre animal preservation center located in southeast Ohio and also featured on the Columbus Zoo’s web site.