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Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 16, 2019

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron...

Headphone Zones are loud areas where people with sensory problems are encouraged to wear their noise-canceling headphones provided by the zoo. (Photo courtesy of Akron Zoo)

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

The welcoming of all guests is important at the Akron Zoo and the Sensory Inclusion program is a progressive step in ensuring a memorable experience for all abilities.
By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 10, 2018

The Akron Zoo is the first zoo in the state of Ohio and only the second in the country to become sensory inclusive as it maintains measures to ensure safe and quiet places for guests with invisible disabilities...

Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo (left), Senior Wildlife Keeper Vicky Croisant (center) and Grace Wakulchik, President of Akron Children’s Hospital (right), present Rico, the Humboldt Penguin and Alina, the Siberian Musk Deer, to the public.

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

Almost one month since the naming contest began, the Akron Zoo announced the names of their new Humboldt Penguin and Siberian Musk Deer.
By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 5, 2018

On Aug. 24, 2018, the Akron Zoo introduced and announced the publicly-voted names for their two new babies during a naming ceremony. Akron Children’s Hospital sponsored the “Oh Deer! Waddle We Name...

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