Stories tagged with: Columbus Zoo

April 7, 2016 - 4:08am
20 weeks 3 days ago

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio said it's going smoke-free.

The ban also applies to the Wilds, the zoo's non profit conservation center in Muskingum County. 

Beginning Friday smoking on zoo and Wilds grounds will be prohibited.

The ban also includes electronic cigarettes.

Smoking had been allowed only in designated areas. Such areas will remain in the zoo's water park Zoombezi Bay and for overnight guests at the Wilds. 

The zoo's...

December 22, 2014 - 6:29am
1 year 35 weeks ago

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March 7, 2014 - 6:32pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

Local business owners learned how improving customer service tactics can positively impact a business.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce held the first of a series of seminars on customer service at the John McIntire Library. Chamber President, Tom Poorman says the informational meeting will help improve services in our area.

"It's actually a business growth strategy." said Poorman. The better your services, the more business you retain locally and the...

May 4, 2012 - 5:59pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

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The satellite trucks, news vans and spectators poured into Muskingum County as Marian Thompson and her five remaining exotic animals arrived at the Kopchak Road farm on Friday.

It's here on this farm where Terry Thompson released dozens of exotic animals before committing suicide back in October.  Now, almost seven months later, his widow Marian is making national headlines once again.

"I don't think they should...

March 17, 2012 - 5:29pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

A Zanesville boy is doing his part to make the world a better place...

11-year-old Johnny Shoemaker took a challenge from the Columbus Zoo and raised over 1,000 dollars in a conservation effort for sea turtles. Johnny's mother Elaine Shoemaker said she couldn't be prouder.

"He has always cared about other people and animals. And for him to actually do something where other people can see that he can make an impact and they can make an impact, it's...He makes me proud,"...

October 27, 2011 - 4:56pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

The six exotic animals rescued from Terry Thompson's Farm in Muskingum County will not be returned to the Thompson family- at least for now.

The Office of Governor John Kasich said the State Department of Agriculture has ordered the animals to be quarantined. Officials want to be sure the animals are disease free before they are released. That's instead of transferring them from the Columbus Zoo to Thompson's wife, Marian, who planned to reclaim them and possibly take them to a...

October 20, 2011 - 7:17am
4 years 44 weeks ago

The Columbus Zoo said the animals taken from Thompson's Farm in Zanesville are doing well.

The young grizzly bear, two Celebes Macaques Monkeys and three Leopards that were rescued are being housed at the zoo's C. Joseph Cross Animal Health Center where they are receiving around the clock care and monitoring in order to assess their condition and ease their transition.

Zoo Spokesperson Patty Peters said that the situation has been difficult for both the staff of the Wilds and the...

May 30, 2011 - 5:41pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

Today's temperatures may have seemed unbearable, but for those at the wilds, temperatures were unfaising.

Wildlife Correspondent, Jack Hanna spent the day with children, and fans of all ages. Even Hanna's grandchildren came out to celebrate Memorial Day at The Wilds. Hanna said, there has always been alot to see and, now, there is alot to do.

"Let me tell you, you can't come to The Wilds and just stay for 2 hours," said Hanna. "Yes, somebody...

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