A Day at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

If you’re looking for something fun to do on the weekends with your friends or family, the zoo is always a great option. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the largest zoos in the entire world.

This zoo is a great experience for individuals of all ages. With over 7,000 animals and over 800 different types of species, you won’t be bored during you next visit. There are six different areas within the zoo that showcase the animals from that specific region including North America, Expedition Congo, Asia Quest, Heart of Africa, Voyage to Australia and the Islands, and Shores.

Within North America, be sure to check out the Bald Eagle. These birds eat rodents, quail, and fish and their wingspan can reach up to seven feet across. In Expedition Congo, you can find the Mandrill which is the largest monkey and a species of baboon. These monkeys are known for their brightly colored faces, which is more distinct in males. While walking through Asia Quest, be sure to check out the Asian Elephants. Sadly, their biggest predators are humans. Did you know that elephants use their trunks for basically everything they do? From drinking to breathing to communicating and so much more.

Within Heart of Africa, check out the Reticulated Giraffe. These mammals can be anywhere from 13-18 feet tall and can weigh in at 1,200-3,500 pounds. You can even feed the giraffes at certain points throughout the day, so be sure to find the schedule on this. At Voyage to Australia and the Islands, you will have to check out the Koalas. They get the majority of their water from the eucalyptus plants they eat as the leaves contain 70% water. Finally, within Shores, head over to the Florida Manatees to check them out. Did you know that they spend 6-8 hours of their day eating? In the zoo they eat romaine lettuce, but in the wild they eat aquatic plants.

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit about the animals at the zoo and that you have some animals to add to your agenda the next time you visit Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Be sure to check here for admission fees to the zoo based on the county you live in.

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