Category Archives: Ohio Zoo Events

Coyotes now on exhibit in Grizzly Ridge

The long awaited last piece to the zoo’s popular Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit is now in place. Two coyotes are on exhibit and the zoo is holding a naming contest for their newest residents. Continue reading

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Boo at the Akron Zoo kicks off Saturday with new treat stations and adventures!

The Akron Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo kicks off on Saturday, October 12 and will run October 12-13, 18-20, and 25-27. Hours are 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Continue reading

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Akron Zoo sees record crowds in first month since the opening of the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit

AKRON, Ohio – The bears have been all the buzz at the Akron Zoo. Since the Mike and Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit opened on July 20, 2013, over 109,000 people have visited the new exhibit in the first month. That is 69,000 people, a 59% increase, more than last year during the same time frame. Continue reading

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The largest exhibit in the Akron Zoo history, Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge, will debut July 20, 2013

The grizzly bear exhibit, at 17,000 square-feet, will become one of the largest exhibits at the Akron Zoo. The two grizzly bears were orphaned in the wild after being born in 2011 in Wyoming and brought to the zoo from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo last month. The exhibit will feature a pool and heated rocks for the bears. Continue reading

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Grizzly bear pair from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Jackson and Cheyenne are off on their next big adventure. The brother and sister grizzly bears have done a lot of traveling in their two short years, coming to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2011 from Wyoming and now moving on to their long-term home, the new Mike and Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit, at the Akron Zoo. Continue reading

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Akron Zoo hosts World Ocean’s Day on June, 2013

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is proud to join its fellow accredited zoos & aquariums, as well as thousands of other educational institutions and conservation organizations, in celebrating World Ocean’s Day Saturday, June 8, 2013. The zoo will have … Continue reading

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New African lion now on exhibit at the Akron Zoo

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo’s new female African lion, Mandisa, is now on exhibit. Mandisa, acquired from the Naples Zoo in January, will be on exhibit with the zoo’s male lion Tamarr. The Akron Zoo’s female lion, Shani, was … Continue reading

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