Friday, August 18, 2017 9:14:00 AM
The Akron Zoo is mourning the loss of their male Sumatran tiger, Leonidas, “Leo,” who was humanely euthanized on August 13, 2017. The zoo’s professional Animal Care staff recently observed a change in Leo’s appetite, leading to a comprehensive Learn More
Friday, August 11, 2017 1:05:00 PM
The Florida Aquarium, Akron Zoo and many others help during mass coral spawning event to help save coral reefs
Monday, July 31, 2017 10:49:00 AM
The Akron Zoo is sad to announce that Roscoe, a 14-year old male snow leopard, was humanely euthanized on July 26 after being diagnosed with a fast growing cancer that severely affected the bone in his lower jaw. The median life expectancy of a snow leopard is 14 years old. Roscoe has been at the Akron Zoo since 2004 and has sired seven cubs during his time in Akron, three of which are still in Akron.
Friday, July 7, 2017 11:12:00 AM
Starting July 7, 2017, the Akron Zoo became the first zoo in Ohio, and the second in the nation, to become certified by KultureCity as a sensory inclusive zoo. KultureCity is a non-profit organization dedicated to rethinking accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:44:00 PM
The Akron Zoo recently performed cataract surgery on their female golden lion tamarin, Ana. The zoo partnered with Clear Choice Laser Center, Cleveland Eye Clinic and Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists to perform the surgery. Golden lion tamarins are small primates that are endangered.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:44:00 PM
The Akron Zoo has joined the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and over 100 accredited zoos and aquariums around the world who have collectively pledged over $1 million dollars to help save the vaquita porpoise. This small porpoise is native the Gulf of California and is the worlds most endangered marine mammal. Also joining the efforts to save this species from extinction are the Mexican government, who has pledged over $3 million towards the effort, The VaquitaCPR (Conservation, Protection and Recovery) emergency rescue plan, and the United States Navy.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:38:00 AM
The Akron Zoo joins their accrediting organization, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in support of the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. During the event thousands of people will March for Science in cities around the country, including Public Square in Cleveland. The national March for Science will take place in Washington, D.C. on the same day.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:59:00 AM
The Akron Zoo has some new residents and other residents who have moved to other accredited zoos based on Species Survival Plan recommendations from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo has received a new red panda, Komodo dragon, a sun bear and two Humboldt penguins. The zoo’s sloth bear, red panda and one of their Komodo dragons have now moved to their new homes.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:51:00 PM
2017 will be a bizarre year at the Akron Zoo. The zoo is getting ready to introduce the community to some of the world’s strangest animals when their new exhibit, Curious Creatures, opens on June 3, 2017. The exhibit will be located in Komodo Kingdom and replace Journey to the Reef, which closed in November last year. The new exhibit will include animals that are uniquely different or have odd adaptations allowing guests to learn about some of the world’s most “Curious Creatures.”
Friday, January 6, 2017 8:54:00 AM
The Akron Zoo surpassed its all-time annual attendance record, attracting 398,878 visitors in 2016. The new attendance record eclipsed the previous attendance record of 389,508 set in 2013.