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Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

A young boy enjoys last year's

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 community.   Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo, said that “Party for the ...

Akron Zoo Nationally Recognized as Sensory Inclusive

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)

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 impacted by sensory. Nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums at...

Akron Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Animals

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.

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 Them?” contest in order to give the public a say in naming a baby Humboldt Penguin and a Siber...