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Fall Fest Celebrates 35 Years of Khaki

Media Alert: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013

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Jennifer Wilson                                                      
Director of Communications

 

Powell, OH – Celebrate all that is fall and Jungle Jack Hanna’s 35th “Hanna-versary” at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during seasonal celebrations and new fall hours.
 
In celebration of Jungle Jack Hanna’s 35th “Hanna-versary” at the Columbus Zoo, Jack and his animal friends will visit the Zoo on Sept. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest, presented by Fifth Third Bank. This two-day celebration of 35 years of fun, conservation and khaki will include fall-themed activities including but not limited to:
• Jack Hanna LIVE on stage
• The return of Jack Hanna’s Pumpkin Carving Competition, the only national pumpkin carving competition of its kind
• Pioneer Village featuring traditional artisan demonstrations
• Character Ambassador meet ‘n’ greets featuring Garfield presented by Donatos
• Character Ambassador rolling celebration presented by Donatos
• Animal enrichment, bobbing for apples
 
Beginning Sep. 3 the Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 1. The Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 1.

For more information please visit us online at www.columbuszoo.org. Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest is made possible with the support of Fifth Third Bank and the Dispatch Media Group.
 
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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 and18-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.