Potter the Otter

Which Hazel Is for You?

“Every garden needs a witch hazel,” writes Michael Dirr, the author of several industry references for ornamental horticulture. He prefers the hybrid varieties for color and fragrance, which were…
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A Sensory of Belonging at the Akron Zoo

Many of us are familiar with the feeling of being overwhelmed. However, while most of us are relatively skilled at tuning-out extra sensory information (like the feeling of our clothing or the sounds…
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A Tale of Two Octos

Today we would like to wish our two octopuses here at Akron Zoo a happy World Octopus Day! On this day, octopods all over the globe are being celebrated for being the smart and fascinating animals we…
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I’m Font of the Zoo, It’s Just My Type

What comes to mind when you think of a graphic designer? Maybe you see someone sitting at a computer playing with fonts, or maybe you think of someone using Photoshop to make pictures look more…
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It’s Ompossumble You Didn’t Know About This Cool Species

On World Rabies Day, many people talk about animals that carry rabies and how to avoid or prevent contraction. However, I want to talk about an animal that many people believe carries rabies, but…
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Say “Hi” to Our Hibiscus

Are you looking for a colorful perennial that likes full sun? Check out the hardy hibiscus plants growing in the Akron Zoo’s Lehner Family Zoo Gardens and alongside the hill to the left of the…
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