(Akron Zoo) – The Akron Zoo is adding new animals to its popular exhibit, Curious Creatures. Throughout the month of June, guests will begin to see new animals on exhibit, such as tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish, spotted jellyfish and more.
The Partula snail will also now be featured in Curious Creatures. The Akron Zoo has had great success in past years breeding the Partula snail, which became extinct in the wild in the 1990s after a carnivorous snail species was introduced to the islands of Tahiti. In 2016 and 2017, the Akron Zoo and several other zoos sent shipments of snails to Tahiti and the snails were successfully introduced into a predator-free reserve.
Curious Creatures opened in June 2017 and featured animals with strange and unique adaptations. The exhibit features over 20 different species, plus several interactive areas, including the Learning Lab.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $9 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.
Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.