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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Parks & Playgrounds, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Zoos & Aquariums

Mission:

We exist to enrich our community''s quality of life and to inspire a greater appreciation of wildlife for the advancement of conservation action.

Geographic areas served: Central Ohio; the United States

Programs: In addition to the care and conservation of wildlife, including endangered species, the Zoo conducts a wide variety of programs that promote local and global conservation efforts. Additionally, the Zoo offers diverse educational programming, including distance learning, on-grounds programs, and outreach presentations for individuals of all ages. The Zoo's progams serve all residents of Central Ohio, national, and international audiences. The Zoo's programs impact individuals and programs worldwide. From casual visitors to conservation researchers across the globe, the Zoo is a leader in the care and conservation of wildlife and the natural world. The Zoo expends funds to support all of its programs, including animal care, exhibit creation/maintenance, conservation efforts, and educational programs.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the time that I spend volunteering at the Columbus Zoo. I get to help inform visitors of the great conservation projects that the zoo helps support. Talk to visitors about the animals and what they can do at home to help the animals still in the wild.