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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Celebrates the Year of the Bat

Media Alert: Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Oct. 23, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager


WHAT:           Year of the Bat Conservation Lecture
WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:       The Ohio State University Fawcett Center
WHY:              Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at the OSU Fawcett Center to find out why we care about bats with bat conservation expert Dr. James Eggers of Bat Conservation International. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at or by calling the Zoo at 614-724-3485.
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and18-hole Safari Golf Club. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; contributing more than $1 million annually to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.