WHAT: Jungle Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays featuring Santa Paws
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
WHY: Jungle Jack and his animal friends will take the Animals on Safari stage for two special performances during Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, on Dec. 8. Show times are 6:15 and 8:15 p.m.
Our animals will also celebrate the season during Santa Paws, an enrichment activity that keeps them in the holiday spirit by providing specially wrapped treats using materials that are safe for each animal. The Santa Paws schedule is as follows:
10:30 a.m. Wolverines North America
River otters North America
11:30 a.m. Elephants Asia Quest
12 p.m. Sun bears Asia Quest
12:30 p.m. Leopard Expedition Congo
1 p.m. Timber wolves North America
Bonobos Expedition Congo
1:30 p.m. Nocturnal animals Bob & Evelyn’s Roadhouse
2 p.m. My Barn North America
Gorillas Expedition Congo
2:30 p.m. Pallas cats Asia Quest
Arctic fox North America
3 p.m. Tigers Asia Quest
Guests who bring approved gifts for our animals on this day will receive one free admission to Wildlights, valid on Dec.8 only. For more information and a list of approved gifts for our animals visit www.columbuszoo.org and search “santa paws.”
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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 and 18-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.