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Akron Zoo mourns the passing of black and white ruffed lemurs

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce that its two black and white ruffed lemurs, Vari and Kondra, were humanely euthanized on Saturday, Oct. 20. Kondra was 29 years old and Vari was 28 years old. The…
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Akron Zoo wins two national awards

The Akron Zoo has been nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for excellence in marketing and excellence in diversity. The Akron Zoo was awarded top honors for the…
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Akron Zoo announces passing of female golden lion tamarin

The Akron Zoo is sad to announce the death of their 14-year-old female golden lion tamarin, Ana. Ana was humanely euthanized on Thursday, Sept. 27. Ana has been treated for age-related illnesses such…
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Akron students create upcycled artwork for Akron Zoo

Students from Kenmore-Garfield High School have created a piece of art created from upcycled materials after being approached by the Akron Zoo with the idea for the project. The piece, which is an…
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Naming contest results revealed for Akron Zoo babies

On Friday, Aug. 24, the Akron Zoo revealed the names for its new babies. Earlier this month, the zoo asked the public to help choose names for the Humboldt penguin chick and Siberian musk deer fawn…
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Penguin chick makes public debut

The Humboldt penguin chick is now out in the penguin habitat daily. The chick, who hatched on June 1, needed to eat on his own, molt his down feathers and pass a series of swim tests before joining…
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