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Fall Fest Celebrates 35 Years of Khaki

Media Alert: Tuesday, August 20, 2013


August 20, 2013

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 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.