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Jungle Jack Hannas Home for the Holidays 2012

Media Alert: Friday, December 07, 2012


December 7, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

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 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.