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Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna and the Andersons Partner to Support Wildlife

Media Alert: Tuesday, October 16, 2012


October 16, 2012

Jennifer Wilson
Communications Manager

Note: There has been an update to the private label charity wine program since the press release on October 8 announcing the visit of Jack Hanna.

WHAT:            The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Andersons have teamed up on a private label charity wine program. A special Columbus Zoo and Aquarium wine called the Conservation Series will be sold at The Andersons.
WHEN:            Beginning Saturday, October 20 with the 9:30 a.m. autographing session with Jack Hanna at The Andersons  Sawmill Rd. store.
WHERE:        Columbus Zoo’s Conservation Series Wine will be sold at The Andersons stores in the Columbus area. 
WHY:              Supporting wildlife in wild places is extremely important to the Columbus Zoo and its mission. Partnering with The Andersons will help spread the word about conservation efforts at home and abroad.  
                         Rather than a per bottle contribution The Andersons is committed to continuing its support for conservation efforts in the form of a donation to the Zoo in the future.
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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.