October 2, 2023

A important renovation of its North The us displays and enhancements to animal wellbeing are amongst the planned money initiatives at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium that will commence in the coming months.

The bulk of the paying, about $32.5 million, is supposed to breathe new vitality into just one of the zoo’s oldest characteristics, its North The usa show, exactly where habitats for wolves, bears and moose are retained.

The advancements will contain new habitats for gray wolf, bald eagle, black bear, North American river otter, and Canada lynx. Ground-breaking is scheduled for the drop, according to a news release.

Approximately $4 million will be employed to grow and improve the bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee, indoor/winter season habitat. Development for this project starts this spring.

In general, the zoo is investing an additional $8 million for animal wellbeing and habitat enhancements, facility updates, new engineering, improved stability, and extra, according to zoo officers.