Akron Zoo looks for financial help amid coronavirus losses

The Akron Zoo is open but things are far from normal. For one, visitors have to make advanced reservations and masks are required. Fears over the spread of the coronavirus forced the zoo to close…
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A Red Lobster employee found a rare blue lobster. Instead of cooking it, the restaurant sent it to an Ohio zoo

A rare blue lobster has received a reprieve after a restaurant sent it to an Ohio zoo for conservation instead of consumption. An Akron Zoo Facebook post on Sunday said a Red Lobster employee who…
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Akron Zoo holds online birthday party for snow leopard amid pandemic

The coronavirus has forced everyone — including animals — to be a bit creative when it comes to celebrating birthdays. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Akron Zoo would have probably had a lot of…
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Akron Zoo focused on animal care during pandemic

Kristen Scaglione thinks her job is better than yours. "As you can imagine, it's pretty awesome," she said. "We have a pretty awesome job...I basically come in to fan girl over all the animals."…
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Animals stay fed and healthy while the Akron Zoo is closed due to coronavirus

The Akron Zoo is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order, but essential zoo staff members are still coming to work each day to feed and care for the animals…
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Scenes from the pandemic: Efforts to save fish species at Akron Zoo go swimmingly amid the coronavirus

The paths are empty. They should be crowded with kids on field trips and families on a warm and sunny Thursday. But things are still pretty lively at the shuttered Akron Zoo amid the pandemic. The…
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