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Zoo Character Ambassadors

The Zoo’s Character Ambassadors, presented by Donatos, welcome you to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!

For over 10 years, Patriot Eagle, Sydnee Koala and the gang have been adding to the fun here at the Zoo and around town. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, be sure to say hi when you see them on your next visit.
Our characters make appearances at the Zoo on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day and during many special events at the Zoo all year round. They also make several off-site appearances around the community, maybe even in your neighborhood. You can see some of your favorite characters at the Zoo’s special events below, where they’ll be making appearances and possibly taking part in one of their popular Character Caravans (appearance activities may vary per event).
Stop by to say hello, give Patriot Eagle a high-five and collect the characters’ very own trading cards, which feature information on the character, their cousins in the wild and details on how to earn a special deal from Donatos, just for being their pal! CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Don’t miss these exciting events with true character in 2013. Mark your calendars now!

Eggs, Paws and Claws – March 29 and 30                                
Earth Day Celebration – April 20                                            
WildZfest at the Wilds – May 18                                            
Zoombezi Bay Opening Weekend – May 18 and 19                                    
Dive In Movie at Zoombezi Bay – July 12, 19 and 26, August 2 and 9                                             
KidZfest – July 13 and14                                     
Teddy Bear Safari – August 10                                               
Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest – September 21 and 22                                             
Boo at the Zoo – October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27          
Wildlights Member Preview Night – November 21                                             
Dine with Santa – December 3, 5, 10, 12                               
Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays – December 7                                                
Colo’s Birthday Celebration – December 22                                             

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