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Akron Zoo sets new single day attendance record 

Posted by David Barnhardt Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:43:00 PM

On Sunday, October 23, during Boo at the Zoo, 7,550 guest visited, making it the highest attended day n Akron Zoo history.

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Akron Zoo unveils new bike shelter 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:41:00 AM

The Akron Zoo has made biking to the zoo more user friendly today as it unveiled a brand new bike shelter.

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Journey To The Reef Exhibit Closing Soon 

Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:03:00 AM

The Akron Zoo’s popular exhibit, Journey to the Reef, will be closing November 19, 2016. The reef exhibit is located in an indoor exhibit hall in Komodo Kingdom which was designed to change exhibits every 3-4 years. Journey to the Reef first opened on May 26, 2012 and hosted over 1.4 million people. Its replacement exhibit has yet to be named, but will open in the spring of 2017.

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Snow Leopard Cubs Now Have Names & Are On Exhibit 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 1:02:00 PM

The snow leopard cubs that were born March 5, 2016, will make their first public appearance on Friday, June 3, 2016. The cubs were briefly on exhibit today with their mother Shanti and picked their own names. The two males are now named Layan, short for Himalayan Mountains, and Altai, named after the Altai Mountains. Snow leopards are indigenous to both mountain ranges. The female cub is named Asha, which means “Hope” in Sanskrit.

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Akron Zoo Brings Back Holiday Lighting Event 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 12:48:00 PM

The Akron Zoo will once again be lighting up the zoo with holiday lights and displays after a 16-year hiatus. Wild Lights, the zoo’s new fun-filled family event, will take place November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-23 and 26-30, 2016. The event will run from 6-9 p.m.

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