Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

A History of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Date
March 14, 2022, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Title
A History of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Speaker
Dr. Michael Kreger, VP of Conservation and Sustainability, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Venue
Virtual Only

Summary


Dr. Kreger took us back almost 100 years when the Wolfe family first provided a home for a few reindeer, Little did they know then that this small reindeer haven would grow into a prominent zoo with more than 600 species it houses today. Along this virtual historic journey many Zoo milestones were highlighted, like the birth and death of Colo, and the establishment of several exhibits that we enjoy visiting today. Over the years the Columbus Zoo has progressively marched forward to gain an international reputation for excellence in animal care, conservation, and education. A gem in our own backyard for sure.
Colo the Gorilla, Born December 22, 1956

Videos

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Video Title:   History of the Columbus Zoo

Presentor:   Dr. Michael Kreger

Description:   Dr. Michael Kreger, VP of Conservation and Sustainablility at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium presented the History of the Columbus Zoo, 1927 - 2022. Major events in the development are highlighted with numerous anecdotes about zoos in general and the Columbus zoo in particular.

Videographer:   Allen Miller


Photos

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Colo the Gorilla, Born December 22, 1956
Entrance to the Zoo, circa 1930
Aerial view of the Columbus Zoo in the 1940's
Aerial View of the Columbus Zoo in 1976,
Aerial View of the Columbus Zoo in 1996.
Aerial View of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 2107

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