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Akron Zoo welcomes new river otter 

Posted by Elena Bell Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A male North American river otter has arrived at the Akron Zoo and is now in the river otter habitat regularly. Odie came to Akron from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and is 12 years old. 

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Akron Zoo receives $1.5 million gift for upcoming expansion 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:36:00 AM

The Akron Zoo has received a $1.5 million gift for its ROAR campaign from an individual donor – the largest donation in the zoo’s history. The gift supports the current expansion of the zoo, including new and innovative wildlife areas Pride of Africa. The donor has requested to remain anonymous.

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Akron Zoo mourns the passing of river otter 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:16:00 AM

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce the passing of their male river otter, Porthos. Porthos went into cardiac arrest during a routine exam and passed away after CRP efforts were not able to revive him. From the results of the necropsy (an animal autopsy) and related analysis, it appears Porthos had a congenital condition that lead to his passing.    

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Two red wolves arrive at the Akron Zoo 

Posted by Elena Bell Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:26:00 AM

The Akron Zoo has welcomed two new red wolves, Waya and Mohe. The male wolves arrived from Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Greenbay, Wisconsin and are now out in the zoo’s red wolf habitat daily.

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Akron Zoo mourns the passing of black and white ruffed lemurs 

Posted by Elena Bell Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:11:00 AM

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce that its two black and white ruffed lemurs, Vari and Kondra, were humanely euthanized on Saturday, Oct. 20. Kondra was 29 years old and Vari was 28 years old. The median life expectancy for black and white ruffed lemurs is 18 years, four months.

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Akron Zoo wins two national awards 

Posted by Elena Bell Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:39:00 AM

The Akron Zoo has been nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for excellence in marketing and excellence in diversity. 

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Akron Zoo announces passing of female golden lion tamarin 

Posted by Elena Bell Tuesday, October 2, 2018 4:58:00 PM

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce the death of their 14-year-old female golden lion tamarin, Ana. Ana was humanely euthanized on Thursday, Sept. 27. Ana has been treated for age-related illnesses such as cataracts, and most recently, chronic pneumonia. The latter caused severe breathing issues. After Ana stopped responding to treatment, the veterinary staff made the decision to humanely euthanize her.

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Akron students create upcycled artwork for Akron Zoo  

Posted by Elena Bell Friday, September 14, 2018 1:40:00 PM

Students from Kenmore-Garfield High School have created a piece of art created from upcycled materials after being approached by the Akron Zoo with the idea for the project. The piece, which is an otter, was a collaboration of students grades 9th – 12th, including students from the multiple disabilities unit.

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Naming contest results revealed for Akron Zoo babies 

Posted by Elena Bell Friday, August 24, 2018 10:41:00 AM

On Friday, Aug. 24, the Akron Zoo revealed the names for its new babies. The male penguin chick will be named Rico, which means “brave ruler” in Spanish. The female musk deer fawn’s name is Alina (a-lee-nah), which means “beautiful” in Russian. 

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Penguin chick makes public debut 

Posted by Elena Bell Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:39:00 AM

The Humboldt penguin chick is now out in the penguin habitat daily. The chick, who hatched on June 1, needed to eat on his own, molt his down feathers and pass a series of swim tests before joining the remainder of the penguin colony. 

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