OH zoo going 'green' next Christmas

Posted by Amanda Lents

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A gift from American Electric Power will allow the zoo in Columbus to go green with its multicolored holiday season light display.

Officials with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium say the approximately 2 million incandescent bulbs used during the annual Wildlights attraction will be converted to energy saving LED lights, thanks to $363,000 from AEP.

After the lights are replaced over a two year period, the power company estimates Wildlights' energy use will be reduced by at least 85%.