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Akron Zoo to delay opening of Wild Asia 

Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:47:00 PM

The Akron Zoo is delaying the opening of its new area, Lehner Family Foundation Wild Asia, due to the COVID-19 crisis and other factors. Wild Asia was set to open during the summer of 2020. The area will now open in 2021. 

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Akron Zoo donates supplies to medical community 

Posted by Elena Bell Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:57:00 PM
The Akron Zoo has donated supplies to the Summit County Emergency Management Agency. The zoo donated approx. 1,400 N-95 masks from its emergency stockpile maintained for any possible outbreaks of zoonotic disease. The zoo has also registered its Learn More
 

Akron Zoo welcomes Speke's gazelle calf 

Posted by Elena Bell Friday, February 14, 2020 9:21:00 AM

For the first time in its history, the Akron Zoo has welcomed a Speke’s gazelle calf. The female calf, named Aluna, was born on Jan. 4 and is doing great.

The calf’s parents are the zoo’s two Speke’s gazelles, female Gambella and male Gondar. The calf is currently residing in the gazelle barn with her mother and will make her public debut once the weather begins to warm up.

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Akron Zoo mourns the loss of beloved jaguar 

Posted by Elena Bell Friday, November 8, 2019 9:54:00 AM

The Akron Zoo is heartbroken to share the passing of its female jaguar, Naom. The zoo’s veterinary care team made the decision to humanely euthanize 18 ½-year-old Naom due to a recent overall decline in her health, along with complications associated with mammary cancer. The median life expectancy for jaguars is 18 years old. 

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Snow leopard cub to make her public debut 

Friday, August 2, 2019 10:18:00 AM

The Akron Zoo’s snow leopard cub will make her public debut on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. The cub and her mom, Shanti, will be together in the snow leopard habitat.

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Akron Zoo mourning death of penguin chick 

Friday, July 5, 2019 4:17:00 PM

The Akron Zoo is heartbroken to share the passing of their Humboldt penguin chick, Alberto. Alberto passed away due to injuries sustained overnight from other adult penguins.

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Musk deer born at the Akron Zoo 

Friday, June 21, 2019 11:21:00 AM

The Akron Zoo recently welcomed a Siberian musk deer fawn. The fawn, a male named Little Bucky, was born on May 22. Little Bucky is currently with mom, Anastasia, in their indoor bedroom. Father, Vlad, remains in the musk deer habitat daily. 

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Snow leopard cub born 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:12:00 PM

A snow leopard cub was recently born at the Akron Zoo. The female cub was born on April 29 and is currently in a private cubbing area with mom, Shanti.

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Penguin chick hatches at Akron Zoo 

Friday, May 24, 2019 11:21:00 AM

A Humboldt penguin chick hatched at the Akron Zoo on Saturday, May 11. The penguin’s parents are Dr. Oswald Cobblepot and Big Bertha from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The egg was a high priority in terms of genetic diversity and the decision was made by the Humboldt Penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP) to send the egg to the Akron Zoo.

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Akron Zoo celebrates life of oldest Humboldt penguin 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:33:00 AM

The Akron Zoo is sad to share the passing of one of their female Humboldt penguins, Emmanuelle (Emma). At age 36, Emma was the oldest, zoo-born female Humboldt penguin in any Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility. The median life expectancy for Humboldt penguins is 16.5 years. 

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