Friday, May 9, 2014

Cheetahs, Giraffes, and Zebras at the Columbus Zoo

It’s Heart of Africa month here at Zoo Tails! We’re excited for the biggest expansion to the Columbus Zoo in years. To celebrate the opening in a few weeks we’re going to do a few posts before and after the new region opens. Today, we’re going to look back at some old pictures from the Columbus Zoo. Giraffes, zebras, and cheetahs will be making a return to the zoo after a long absence. What many guests will not realize is all these animals used to have a home at the zoo. Below is a picture of the original cheetah exhibit. If you look at the  Columbus Zoo map from 2000 you'll see this was located where the Islands of Southeast Asia area is now.
cheetah columbus zoo 1997

 Now here are a few pictures of the zebra and giraffe. They shared an enclosure that is roughly where the entrance to Asia Quest is today.

Columbus Zoo aerial image 2002

I expect their new exhibit to be a lot higher quality than their old one. Stay tuned for more Heart of Africa coverage!