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Akron Zoo to take over national program from AZA

The Akron Zoo has been appointed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) as the new managing organization for national conservation program, FrogWatch USA. FrogWatch is a citizen science…
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Speke's gazelle calf passes away

We are sad to share that our Speke’s gazelle calf, Sanka, passed away this past weekend despite heroic measures from our animal and vet care teams. An animal autopsy, known as a necropsy, showed that…
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Birds moved indoors

Due to fall migration, we are once again moving many of our susceptible birds temporarily indoors or inside a protected habitat. This is as a precaution for our birds’ safety as cases of highly…
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Akron Zoo receives national recognition from Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Akron Zoo was recognized on a national level during the 2022 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Conference in late August. The zoo received top honors in marketing, plus zoo president and…
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Snowy owl owlets pass away

The Akron Zoo is sad to share that the zoo’s snowy owl owlets have passed away. The owlets passed away in the early morning on Tuesday, Aug. 23. An animal autopsy, known as a necropsy, was conducted…
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Backpack Adventure 2022

The Akron Zoo, in partnership with Akron Public Schools (APS), welcomed more than 5,000 guests on Aug. 16-17 for its Backpack Adventure event. During the event, more than 2,000 backpacks full of…
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