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Akron Zoo sets new single-day attendance record 

Posted by Elena Bell Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:13:00 AM

The Akron Zoo set a new single-day attendance record during Boo at the Zoo – twice. On Saturday, Oct. 21, attendance numbers were 8,196 and on Sunday, Oct. 22, the zoo saw 7,728 guests. The previous record, also set during Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 23, 2016, was 7,550 guests. 

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New tiger now on exhibit 

Posted by Elena Bell Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:39:00 AM

The Akron Zoo’s new tiger is now on exhibit. Bandar, a male Sumatran tiger, arrived from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in early October and has been acclimating to his new home. Bandar is now on exhibit daily.

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Akron Zoo to donate to hurricane relief 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:51:00 PM

The Akron Zoo will donate a portion of admissions to the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) Hurricane Relief Fund. Between Sunday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 7, two dollars of every admission ticket will be donated and guests will have the option to donate additional funds.

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Akron Zoo mourns passing of tiger 

Posted by David Barnhardt Friday, August 18, 2017 9:14:00 AM
The Akron Zoo is mourning the loss of their male Sumatran tiger, Leonidas, “Leo,” who was humanely euthanized on August 13, 2017. The zoo’s professional Animal Care staff recently observed a change in Leo’s appetite, leading to a comprehensive Learn More

Akron Zoo's Director of Animal Operations assists with reproduction of coral 

Posted by David Barnhardt Friday, August 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM

The Florida Aquarium, Akron Zoo and many others help during mass coral spawning event to help save coral reefs

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Akron Zoo announces male snow leopard, Roscoe, passed away 

Posted by David Barnhardt Monday, July 31, 2017 10:49:00 AM

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce that Roscoe, a 14-year old male snow leopard, was humanely euthanized on July 26 after being diagnosed with a fast growing cancer that severely affected the bone in his lower jaw. The median life expectancy of a snow leopard is 14 years old. Roscoe has been at the Akron Zoo since 2004 and has sired seven cubs during his time in Akron, three of which are still in Akron.

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Akron Zoo is the first Zoo in Ohio, and second zoo in the nation, to be certified as sensory inclusive 

Posted by Elena Bell Friday, July 7, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Starting July 7, 2017, the Akron Zoo became the first zoo in Ohio, and the second in the nation, to become certified by KultureCity as a sensory inclusive zoo. KultureCity is a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals.

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Golden lion tamarin undergoes cataract surgery  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:44:00 PM

The Akron Zoo recently performed cataract surgery on their female golden lion tamarin, Ana. The zoo partnered with Clear Choice Laser Center, Cleveland Eye Clinic and Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists to perform the surgery. Golden lion tamarins are small primates that are endangered.   

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Akron Zoo helps save the world's most endangered porpoise 

Posted by David Barnhardt Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:44:00 PM

The Akron Zoo has joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and over 100 accredited zoos and aquariums around the world who have collectively pledged over $1 million dollars to help save the vaquita porpoise. This small porpoise is native the Gulf of California and is the worlds most endangered marine mammal. Also joining the efforts to save this species from extinction are the Mexican government, who has pledged over $3 million towards the effort, The VaquitaCPR (Conservation, Protection and Recovery) emergency rescue plan, and the United States Navy.

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Akron Zoo supports March for Science 

Posted by David Barnhardt Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:38:00 AM

The Akron Zoo joins their accrediting organization, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in support of the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.  During the event thousands of people will March for Science in cities around the country, including Public Square in Cleveland.  The national March for Science will take place in Washington, D.C. on the same day.

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