Visit to Columbus Zoo

Last year I has a chance to visit Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Thanks to Jack Hanna for popularizing this zoo. According to 10best, this zoo stands on number 5 in the list of top 10 zoos in the United States. Not sure the legitimacy of this result, but I am still proud of this achievement.

I went there with my mom and dad. In spite of living in Columbus for 2 years, this was my first visit to this zoo. Reason being, I get bored to visit it alone plus the zoo is too far away from my place. Around 40-50 minutes by drive. Since I don't have a car, I am unwilling to shell out $100 for to and fro journey.

But anyways, it was my honor to visit this place. I am glad to share some of the photos of visit. I hope you will enjoy them.

A Komodo Dragon lurking in the vicinity

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A Gorilla having lunch

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A Turtle looking for his companion
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An Aviary, everything looks so empty and no signs of birds - Believe me, there were birds and I could here them singing and chirping.

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A Black Rat Snake - Looking for today's lunch menu

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A Canebreak Rattlesnake - This one looked kind of pissed off

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A Polar bear family in sculpture

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A polar bear taking a sunbath in the chilly spring of Columbus

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An underwater scene

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Have I come in the middle of the desert?

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Wait, no. I am in the African Safari

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A pack of smart, prune and handsome Flamingos

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Not sure the name of a snake, but this was the longest I had seen in this zoo. Any hint, anyone?

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A Tortoise - Trying to take gaze at outside world and making sure its minions are all following his orders

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Did not know Columbus zoo gate keepers could fly us all the way to Antarctica

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Kangaroos - Didn't know they had this much sense of humor. This one looked like chilling. This is so me over the weekend

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Well, this was the surprise. A Ganesh Idol in Columbus zoo. I would love to know the history behind it.

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A theme park based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movie

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A Colobus Monkey. This one looked cute. Wish I could bring him over to my place as a pet animal.

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A Gorilla ancestor, now living in the form of a sculpture just as a memory. May he Rest in Peace forever.

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A Stingray - Yes, the one that killed Steve Irwin

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A wild boar - This one was so wary of people I had to take a snap from long distance. RIP image quality and details.

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Yellow Rat snake - Looks like sleeping, but appearances can be deceiving. This one can kill you within few minutes. Just saying!

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Jayesh Kawli

I am a web and mobile developer working at Wayfair in Boston, MA. I come to learn so many things during course of life and I write about things which helped me and feel like they can help others too.

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