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Posts in Category: A Day in the Life

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor 

Learn how the Akron Zoo strives to be a good neighbor in Summit County
Posted by Erica Rymer Monday, September 28, 2020 7:00:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life


As a permanent resident of Summit County, the Akron Zoo is dedicated to providing a first-class home for animals from around the world, as well as being a valuable community partner. Since today is National Good Neighbor Day, we wanted to share some of the ways the Akron Zoo strives to be a good neighbor, both historically and today!

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Look At Me Now! 

Learn about daily animal observations with a keeper
Posted by Erica Rymer Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM Categories: A Day in the Life

Animal Behaviors

There is much more to being a keeper than one may think. As keepers, we pour our hearts and souls into providing the best possible care for all of our animals. We enrich our animals daily, form relationships and build trust through training, assist in medical procedures, administer medications, rebuild and remodel enclosures, promote conservation, rehabilitate wild animals, and promote breeding of endangered and even extinct species; and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

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How to Plan for Party Animals 

A day in the life of the Akron Zoo’s Events and Marketing Coordinator
Posted by Erica Rymer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life

Caroline Lutz

There’s something about the Akron Zoo that draws you in, keeps you engaged, and leaves you planning your next trip before you’ve even left the park. Whether that “something” is seeing your favorite animals up-close, knowing you are playing an active role in conservation efforts, or attending your favorite annual event, the Akron Zoo has a special way of connecting your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action.

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Thank You EdZoocators and Teen Volunteers! 

This Volunteer Appreciation Day we are highlighting some of our spectacular volunteers
Posted by Erica Rymer Friday, April 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life

Volunteer Appreciation

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week and the Akron Zoo would like to thank all of our dedicated Edzoocators and teen volunteers who have donated their time and talents over the last year to improve your Akron Zoo experience! Volunteers donate over 13,000 hours a year; that is a value of $279,000! They help us achieve our mission of connecting your life with wildlife and inspiring lifelong conservation action by helping with special events, giving animal encounters, teaching guests about animals while roaming the zoo and even doing important prep work behind the scenes. To celebrate, we wanted you to meet a few of our hard working volunteers! 

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It’s National Employee Appreciation Day! 

Meet some of the staff who make the Akron Zoo extraordinary
Posted by Erica Rymer Friday, March 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life

Akron Zoo Staff

This National Employee Appreciation Day we wanted to highlight several Akron Zoo employees in departments that are often overlooked. Of course we need animal keepers and vet staff to care for our animals and provide them with the best home possible, but we also require staff who maintain our park, educate guests and make your experiences memorable for years to come! Read on to learn more about some of the Akron Zoo’s star staff.

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Akron Zoo RVTs: Ewe are the G.O.A.T! 

Meet our Registered Veterinary Technicians and learn about their job at the Akron Zoo
Friday, October 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life

Vet Tech Appreciation

It’s National Veterinary Technicians Week! Celebrated October 13-19, this week provides an opportunity to appreciate local vet techs by highlighting the important work they do and recognizing their contributions to animal welfare. The Akron Zoo has two extraordinary Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs): Samantha Aemmer and Kayla White. Learn about their amazing jobs (and personalities), and how they make the zoo a better place for our animals!

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A Day in the Life of an Animal Interpreter 

Learn about being an interpreter from Olivia DeMeio
Posted by Erica Rymer Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:09:00 PM Categories: A Day in the Life

Boo at the Zoo

Every animal has a story to tell, and as an Education Interpreter at the Akron Zoo, my job is to tell that story. My name is Olivia, and I started at the zoo in 2007 as a volunteer in the Junior Interpreter program at the age of 15. At 18, I was hired as a seasonal interpreter. I have been at the zoo every summer since, making this my twelfth summer at the zoo. Every day as an interpreter is a little different, and I would love to tell you about it!

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The Life of Brian at Your Akron Zoo 

May 15, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:38:00 AM Categories: A Day in the Life

Your Akron Zoo is visited by an average of 400,000 guests every year. During their visit, a majority of our guests see a facility focused on caring for wildlife and teaching people about the importance of conservation. However, many guests miss just how much work goes into making these experiences not only possible, but pleasurable and worry free! Our guest services department is proud to take up that mantle! 

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