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Speke's gazelle calf born

A Speke's gazelle calf was born here at the Akron Zoo last week! The male calf was born on Monday, July 18. His name is Sanka, which is Somali for "nose." Speke's gazelles can inflate their noses and…
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Akron Zoo to introduce ScooterPals™

The Akron Zoo is now offering ScooterPals Fur-Wheelers™ for guests to rent during their visit to the zoo. ScooterPals Fur-Wheelers are full-sized seated electric scooters that are dressed as animals…
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Some birds return outside

BIRD UPDATE July 1: Over the next couple of weeks, our remaining birds species will be returning to their public habitats, including the bald eagles, aviary and the condors. Our birds have been…
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Akron Zoo welcomes new snow leopard

A new female snow leopard has arrived at the Akron Zoo. Milja is one year old and she will make her public debut later this spring. Milja (pronounced mee-lah) was born on May 11, 2020 and moved to…
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Akron Zoo to partner with Akron Children's Museum

The Akron Zoo is partnering with Akron Children’s Museum to offer one of the museum’s popular exhibits, Mini Monster Course, at the Akron Zoo for a limited time. The Mini Monster Course is available…
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White-cheeked gibbon baby gets name after naming contest

After a public naming contest, the Akron Zoo’s white-cheeked gibbon infant now has a name – Lolani, which is Lao for “royal hawk, soaring to new heights.” The name was selected today, Jan. 28, by the…
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