Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
On Friday we saw orangutans in the wild for the first time ever with the help of our guide and Red Ape Encounters researcher Mincho! It was truly an incredible experience. The Columbus Zoo proudly supports their work in the Hutan forest. After seeing the orangutans in the wild we visited a rehab center in Borneo called Sepilok. The orangutans come into the facilty and go through a 3 step process before eventually (when they are ready) being released INTO THE WILD. Suzi, Julie and I absolutely fell in love with the babies!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We are in the process of preparing for the premiere of season 3. Stay tuned for an updated station list. Get ready to tune in and go Into the Wild!
Click on the video below to get a preview of the show's new opening!
Friday, August 14, 2009
My good friend Larry Wilson showed us around Charlotte Edkin's Animal Adoption Center. Larry introduced us to some of their wonderful animals. Let me tell you – it was hard to leave these puppies behind!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The first commercial is the closest the Zoo staff will get to Broadway. Click here for a sneak peak of the "Columbus Zoo Musical!"
Recently I posted pictures from "The Biker" commercial. The shoot was a lot of fun - and I came away showing everyone who's boss. Click here to check it out!
Friday, May 15, 2009
After the rain moved out, we filmed the finale for the Zoo's new commercial yesterday evening. We pulled out all of the stops this year - the singers from Enchanted recorded the jingle and the choreographer from High School Musical attempted to teach zoo staff some moves! Thank goodness they didn't have me dancing!!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
These dogs will be trained by the New Horizons Service Dogs program (http://www.newhorizonsservicedogs.org/) to help folks with disabilities.
These puppies couldn’t be cuter! We are so sad to be leaving them behind today - our bags are packed and we are heading to SeaWorld in Orlando (which will be fun too...).
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Damai – (da-MY) – Translated from Indonesian, this name means “peace”. The Columbus Zoo is involved with several elephant conservation projects in Sumatra.
Sattva - (SUHT-vah) – Translated from Sanskrit, this name means “purity” or “existence.” In Hindu, individuals who are sattvic are believed to have a good memory supporting an old adage that an elephant never forgets. When you combine the name Sattva with that of his brother, Bodhi, you get Bodhisattva. In Mahayana Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is someone that uses his/her wisdom to bring others to enlightenment.
Siddhartha – (si-DAHR-tuh) – Translated from Sanskrit, this name means “fulfillment”. “Sid” may be used for short.
Click here to vote for your favorite! Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday, May 6 and the winner will be announced on Mother's Day.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It has been my pleasure to work with Zicam to help support rhino conservation, and bring awareness to the rhinovirus.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Before Phil had to head out of town, we stopped by one of my favorite places to eat - Hella's.
Coach Fulmer and I have been good friends for many years - Suzi and I were so excited to show him the new projects going on at the zoo. We just made sure that we had a big umbrella!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Who is faster - the tortoise or the hare?
On April 11, I will be at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for Eggs, Paws, and Claws to find out. My namesake, Jack the rabbit, and I will be meeting up with the Zoo's Director Jeff Swanagan and Lucky the tortoise for a little spring fun! We would love for you to join us at 10:30 am or 1 pm for a half-hour show at Water's Edge. `
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Phoebe, the calf's mother, had her health monitored throughout her 655 day pregnancy. She was like any expecting mother - complete with an exercise regimen, regular ultrasounds, and blood draws. Towards the end of her pregnancy, Phoebe was monitored around the clock. The keepers will continue to keep this watchful eye on Phoebe and her calf for the next few weeks.
This birth is very exciting for the zoo world! In the past five years only nine Asian elephants have been born in six AZA zoos including the new calf and his big brother Bodhi at the Columbus Zoo.
To allow Phoebe and her new baby time to form a strong bond, Zoo visitors are currently unable to see them. The Zoo will announce viewing information when it becomes available.