The Columbus Zoo was actually not very good if you ask me. It's pretty small area-wise. What bugged me most, however, is that their insect/arachnid collection is limited to something like five specimens... and none of them are terribly rare. As I recall Cincinnati had a rather impressive exhibit of our little crawly friends.
I don't know if it was due to the fact that Bohdi, a young elephant, was turning 21 on the day, but it was ridiculously overcrowded.
The only thing that stood out other than the intrepid gorrilas (and their tiny little baby) were the manatees. I would have liked to see the white tiger, but it was off display because their are constructing an Asian exhibit near it's den.
So in the end I would say both Cincinnati and Cleveland zoos are quite more favorable than that of Columbus.
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