Potter the Otter

Lions are the Mane Event Today

Many years ago, lions could be found throughout Africa, Eurasia, North America, and the northern part of South America. Sadly, due to habitat loss, loss of prey and humans defending themselves and…
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Caring for our animals in all stages of life

Last week, our female snow leopard, Shanti, underwent an exam where our veterinary team confirmed the progression of chronic kidney disease and heart disease. Shanti is no longer consistently…
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If You Build It, They Will Come

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, fifth graders from the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School completed a project to design enrichment for several species at the Akron Zoo. These…
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Let’s Hear a Roar for International Tiger Day

Of all the big cats, tigers are the closest to extinction. Their conservation is a massive project that has people from all over the world coming together to try and save these beautiful animals.…
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I See Your Blue Colors Shining Through

It is hard to miss the neon blue, spiky plants lining the pathway as you enter the Akron Zoo’s new Wild Asia. Horticulturists have gotten radio call after radio call about this unusual, thistle-like…
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The Plight of Florida’s Corals

Thanks to the diligent care taken by the aquarists on our Ectotherm team, your Akron Zoo has been home to various species of coral and seen significant growth in our coral colonies over the last…
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