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Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK

Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK Connecting people to conservation. AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.

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Nature is the coolest
08/31/2022

Nature is the coolest

These little guys can withstand the hottest temperatures of any known animal–up to 176℉!

Named after the submersible #HOVAlvin and the doomed Roman city of Pompeii, Alvinella pompejana or “Pompeii worms” have a thick layer of bacteria-covered “hair” on their backs, which provides insulation from extreme temperatures. They live in paper-thin tubes, with their tails resting in nearly-boiling hydrothermal vent fluid, while their feathery heads stick out into much cooler seawater. The hair bacteria feed on mucus secreted by the worms–a nice symbiotic relationship for fellow extremophiles! #WeirdWednesday #smallbutmighty

Photo by Irene Garcia-Berdeal © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution #WHOI

Timeline photos
08/27/2022

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It's World Water Week!

Clean water is fundamental to the health of people and our planet. From protecting and restoring streams and wetlands to reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, The Nature Conservancy is working to secure clean water in Ohio and beyond.

Learn more about our work with water: https://nature.ly/3PTeL4w

08/26/2022

👀 Please comment with pictures of your dogs (or dog-like pets) to celebrate International Dog Day

A great resource for keepers and other caregivers ❤️
08/26/2022

A great resource for keepers and other caregivers ❤️

Thank you for your patience! We are happy to announce the recording for the Compassion Fatigue Panel Discussion is now available on our new AAZK YouTube channel link:
https://youtu.be/nSZE_7pvPoE

🐐 It's World Goat Day!! 🐐
08/21/2022

🐐 It's World Goat Day!! 🐐

Happy World Goat Day!

Now You Know!: The Walia Ibex (Capra walie) is found exclusively in the mountains of northern Ethiopia. It lives further south than all the other ibex species.

Did You Also Know?: Capra is a genus of mammals commonly referred to as goats.

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Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to The Winery at Wolf Creek  for hosting our Sipping for Swans event ❤️ Wolf Creek has host...
08/21/2022

Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to The Winery at Wolf Creek for hosting our Sipping for Swans event ❤️ Wolf Creek has hosted our wine event fundraiser 6 times and we are incredibly grateful! Thank you to Tiffany for giving a talk about trumpeter swan conservation each night, to everyone who donated silent auction items, appetizers, desserts, and time to make this year's wine event fundraiser a huge success!!

08/21/2022

If you find a bat in your house, open a door or window so it can find its way outside or call a local wildlife expert to remove it safely.

08/20/2022

Every fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio on their way between their breeding and overwintering grounds. Most birds migrating to Central America will fly the 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico nonstop, leaving at dusk, which takes between 18 and 22 hours.

Lights on tall buildings or through windows can be disorienting, causing birds to strike windows or circle buildings until they fall from exhaustion. As an Ohio Lights Out partner, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center aims to reduce collision-related deaths through wildlife education and rehabilitation.

Here are a few ways you can support migratory birds this season:
- Only use lighting when and where it’s needed
- If safety is concern, install motion detector lights and timers
- Keep your blinds drawn to keep light inside
- Raise awareness with family, friends, and coworkers
- Volunteer in community-led programs such as Lights Out Cleveland
- Support the Center's wildlife rehabilitation program at www.lensc.org/support-wildlife

If you find an injured songbird, place it in a box with air holes (do not provide food or water) and call our wildlife staff for assistance at 440-871-2900 x204.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Sipping for Swans last evening! ✨️ TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR TONIGHT ✨...
08/19/2022

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Sipping for Swans last evening! ✨️ TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR TONIGHT ✨️ You can buy at the door or online, here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipping-for-swans-tickets-396310203487 We hope to see you at The Winery at Wolf Creek tonight! It's really worth it just to hear Tiffany's talk about trumpeter swan conservation 💗 Bonus: the delicious wine selection and gorgeous views!

This is a huge accomplishment and so exciting! Great job the the Avian Team and the proud snowy owl parents!
08/17/2022

This is a huge accomplishment and so exciting! Great job the the Avian Team and the proud snowy owl parents!

For the first time in our history, two snowy owls have hatched! The owlets hatched on Sunday, July 31 and Wednesday, Aug. 3. They are both doing well and being cared for by parents, Frost and Cirrus, in the snowy owl habitat. Barricades have placed in front of the habitat to allow our new family some privacy as they adjust to being a family of four.

The genders of the two owlets are unknown at this time. We are hands off to allow Frost and Cirrus to continue to do a wonderful job at parenting.

📸: Animal care manager Joe

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08/16/2022

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08/15/2022

Happy World Lizard Day!

REALLY?!: The Nano Chameleon (Brookesia nano) is so small, its body is dwarfed by a penny.

Discovered in just 2021, the Nano Chameleon is only 0.5-0.7 inches (12.7-17.78 mm) long. It is believed to be the smallest lizard in the world.

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08/15/2022

Happy World Lizard Day! 🦎 Your Akron Zoo is home to many lizard species, both big and small. Some are well known, like our Komodo dragons, while others may have escaped your notice.

This World Lizard Day, we are introducing you to Louis, our prehensile-tailed skink! Visit Potter's Blog to learn more about this laid-back lizard: https://www.akronzoo.org/blog/we-skinking-love-world-lizard-day

Coloring page AND bat masks! 😍🦇
08/15/2022

Coloring page AND bat masks! 😍🦇

Wowww!! You can get some Peppermint Narwhal Creative gear while visiting the Akron Zoo today!
08/13/2022

Wowww!! You can get some Peppermint Narwhal Creative gear while visiting the Akron Zoo today!

The Peppermint Narwhal Pop-up Show is back!

Saturday, August 13, 2022
at the Akron Zoo from 10-5pm and at the evening Member Event
Come check out New products and enjoy special pricing!
One Day Only!

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08/13/2022

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Happy International Wolf Day!

Now You Know?: The Red Wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the most endangered species in the USA.

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE!
NEW! #WildCat enamel pin series to share. Wild Cat pins are now available! Purchase this week for the special price of $10 per pin at: www.peppermintnarwhal.com. Collect ALL 6 including the Snow Leopard, Iberian Lynx, Lion, Fishing Cat, Pallas's Cat & Cheetah.
Sale ends August 13, 2022.

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#InternationalWolfDay #WolfDay #RedWolf #Wolf

THROWBACK to our 1st wine event fundraiser * The Winery at Wolf Creek has generously hosted our fundraisers since 2015 *...
08/11/2022

THROWBACK to our 1st wine event fundraiser * The Winery at Wolf Creek has generously hosted our fundraisers since 2015 * Join us next week, for this year's fundraiser, Sipping for Swans 🦢🍷 Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August, 19th 🍷🦢 For more info and to buy your tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipping-for-swans-tickets-396309842407

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08/10/2022

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We can't wait to sip wine 🍷🍷 with you at The Winery at Wolf Creek to raise money for The Trumpeter Swan Society 🦢 Enjoyi...
08/09/2022

We can't wait to sip wine 🍷🍷 with you at The Winery at Wolf Creek to raise money for The Trumpeter Swan Society 🦢 Enjoying a fun and relaxing evening, drinking delicious wine with passionate people, while raising money for wildlife conservation is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! We hope to see you there! **For more info and to buy your tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipping-for-swans-tickets-396309842407

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08/08/2022

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Happy International Cat Day!

Members of the cat family (Felidae) are found in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. They come in a wide range of sizes and color markings but all share similar traits, like a strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth, claws ( often retractable), larger ears and of course whiskers. Cats regardless of their sizes are adept predators and because of their diversity Felidae species prey on a wide range of animals. Most cat species, aside for the lion, prefer a more solitary life. The beloved house cat, is a domesticated relative of this impressive family.

Did You Know?: This graphic represents one member of each genus of the Felidae family.

So what is your favorite cat species? Vote for your faves or share a photo of your favorite cat and let's all join in the celebration.

NEW Wild Cat Enamel Pins
To celebrate the #InternationalCatDay and #YearOfTheWildCat we have an exciting new #WildCat enamel pin series to share. Wild Cat pins are now available! Purchase this week for the special price of $10 per pin at: www.peppermintnarwhal.com
Collect ALL 6 including the Snow Leopard, Iberian Lynx, Lion, Fishing Cat, Pallas's Cat & Cheetah

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#InternationalCatDay #WildCatDay #CatDay #YearOfTheWildCat #YOTWC

We are ecstatic to raise money for the The Trumpeter Swan Society through our Sipping for Swans event this year 🍷🍷 On bo...
08/07/2022

We are ecstatic to raise money for the The Trumpeter Swan Society through our Sipping for Swans event this year 🍷🍷 On both event nights, Tiffany Mayo, featured below, will give a talk about Trumpeter Swans and conservation efforts for them 🦢 We can't wait to learn about this incredible species from her!
Sipping for Swans will be held at The Winery at Wolf Creek on August 18th and 19th. You can buy tickets for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipping-for-swans-tickets-396309842407

Timeline photos
08/06/2022

Timeline photos

Like to paint but need some instruction? Join Summit Metro Parks for Classy Canvas Friday evening at Silver Creek Metro Park! Adult participants are invited to appreciate the beauty of the parks as we paint together. Registration is required. Program details can be found on our website: http://ow.ly/sOeT50K5Nic

Tickets are on sale for this year's wine event fundraiser 🎉🍷🍷 !! This year we are raising money for the Trumpeter Swan S...
08/04/2022
Sipping for Swans

Tickets are on sale for this year's wine event fundraiser 🎉🍷🍷 !! This year we are raising money for the Trumpeter Swan Society 🦢 Event dates are Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th * Tickets are $25 to attend and can be purchased through the Eventbrite page below * We hope to see you there!
Event tickets include:
* 1 drink token for beer or wine * small bites of cheese, appetizers, and desserts *
There will also be:
* An experienced guest speaker with a passion for swan conservation* Silent Auction each night * 50/50 Raffle * Cash Bar*

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sipping-for-swans-tickets-396309842407

Enjoy a casual evening with great wines while learning about the conservation of our native trumpeter swans.

Last call for pepperoni roll orders 😋 Have your orders placed by 3pm today!
08/04/2022

Last call for pepperoni roll orders 😋 Have your orders placed by 3pm today!

Who was it that said pepperoni rolls are good for the soul? Oh, that was us! Our annual Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser is back! 🎉😍
Rolls are sold in packs of 6, for $13
Options are: pepperoni and cheese, pepperoni and spicy jack cheese, or garlic and cheese 😋
* Orders can be made through an AAZK member * All orders must be placed by 8/04 * Orders must be picked up from the Akron Zoo on 8/13, from 4-7pm *
All rolls are fresh, not frozen! They come in a resealable bag, for easy refrigeration or freezer storage

One of our favorite events is back this month! * Our annual fundraising event at the The Winery at Wolf Creek * This yea...
08/03/2022

One of our favorite events is back this month! * Our annual fundraising event at the The Winery at Wolf Creek * This year we will be raising funds for the The Trumpeter Swan Society * August 18th and 19th * Stay Tuned for more info 🥂

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08/02/2022

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Happy Golden Lion Tamarin Day! this day was created to draw more awareness to the plight of this striking primate, which is facing a serious risk for extinction.

ENDANGERED: Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)

THREATS: Habitat Loss & Fragmentation, Residential & Commercial Development and Fire & Fire Suppression

DID YOU KNOW?: Golden Lion Tamarins are usually monogamous. Females typically give birth to twins.

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07/31/2022

Today is World Ranger Day and we salute all of the animal rangers who work to protect wild animals from poachers. The day commemorates Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the critical work Rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. Learn more at: https://www.internationalrangers.org/events/

We also want to salute Ali Hassan Ali of Bura East Community Conservancy and Popote Ole Sapulai of Kimana Sanctuary in Kajiado County. Both of these dedicated Kenyan rangers were honored by the IUCN and WCPA with the 2022 International Ranger Award. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3BwY7V6

Did You Know?: The Hirola (Beatragus hunteri), endemic to north-east Kenya and south-west Somalia, is the world's most endangered antelope. Habitat loss, poaching and severe droughts resulting from climate change are driving this species to extinction. Thankfully organizations like our friends at the Hirola Conservation Program are working hard each day to save the species. To learn more visit: https://www.hirolaconservation.org/

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#InternationalRangerDay #WorldRangerDay #RangersDay #Hirola

Treat Yo Self 2022! Support our AAZK Chapter by treating yo self to some pepperoni rolls 😋Rolls are sold in packs of 6, ...
07/27/2022

Treat Yo Self 2022! Support our AAZK Chapter by treating yo self to some pepperoni rolls 😋
Rolls are sold in packs of 6, for $13
Options are: pepperoni and cheese, pepperoni and spicy jack cheese, or garlic and cheese 😋
* Orders can be made through an AAZK member * All orders must be placed by 8/04 * Orders must be picked up from the Akron Zoo on 8/13, from 4-7pm *
All rolls are fresh, not frozen! They come in a resealable bag, for easy refrigeration or freezer storage

07/23/2022
How to help: Plant milkweed 🌿
07/22/2022

How to help: Plant milkweed 🌿

There are days, so many recently, where it's just hard to hear the news.

That the monarch butterfly is now on the endangered species list, well, it just hurts.

But, you can help.

• Plant milkweed (three of the most prevalent here are Common, Swamp, Butterfly). The monarch caterpillar can only eat milkweed leaves.

• Plant other native flowers for monarchs to feed on (they can forage on any nectar flower but can only lay eggs on milkweed)

• Reduce or eliminate chemicals in your yard. Get your soil tested to see what you really need. Learn the cycle of the bugs that visit - they tend to take care of the pests.

• Talk to your neighbors, family, friends about how they can practice good conservation in their yard.

• Contact us for FREE milkweed seeds, FREE soil test kits, and native plants for sale (deadline for kits is July 29th). [email protected]

Take a moment to feel the bad of this news but then get up and do your best to fight for this iconic species of butterfly. They deserve it!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/monarch-butterflies-are-now-an-endangered-species?rid=9A60C147E4309008319B13A5B9E13BF5&cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Animals_20220721

🎉🎉🎉🎉HAPPY NATIONAL ZOOKEEPER WEEK!!!!
07/19/2022

🎉🎉🎉🎉HAPPY NATIONAL ZOOKEEPER WEEK!!!!

Today’s #taazkovertuesday Committee will feature our NZKW team! Stay tuned for more on the people behind the preparation of this week-long celebration of animal care professionals! #nzkw #aazknzkw #taazkover

Woo Hoo! Happy National Zookeeper Week!!
07/17/2022

Woo Hoo! Happy National Zookeeper Week!!

Happy National Zookeeper Week.
Show your pride and share your story on how you work on behalf of animals in the comments below. We love to meet your animals as well. Happy National Zoo Keeper Week to all the animal care professionals out there.

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#NationalZookeeperWeek #ZooKeeperWeek

Who was it that said pepperoni rolls are good for the soul? Oh, that was us! Our annual Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser is bac...
07/16/2022

Who was it that said pepperoni rolls are good for the soul? Oh, that was us! Our annual Pepperoni Roll Fundraiser is back! 🎉😍
Rolls are sold in packs of 6, for $13
Options are: pepperoni and cheese, pepperoni and spicy jack cheese, or garlic and cheese 😋
* Orders can be made through an AAZK member * All orders must be placed by 8/04 * Orders must be picked up from the Akron Zoo on 8/13, from 4-7pm *
All rolls are fresh, not frozen! They come in a resealable bag, for easy refrigeration or freezer storage

07/11/2022

ENDANGERED: Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas

Threats: Habitat Loss, Fragmentation & Degradation Resulting from Commercial and Residential Development

Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) are found only in Brazil. Due to habitat destruction, they are confined to the southern part of the state of Bahia, Brazil.

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#Endangered #GoldenHeadedLionTamarin #Tamarin #EndangeredSpecies

07/10/2022

Happy Capybara Appreciation Day!

Now You Know!: The Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to South America.

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#CapybaraAppreciationDay #Capybara #NowYouKnow

07/09/2022

Check out Luca on the Akron Zoo's Andean Condor Habitat!

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07/03/2022

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06/30/2022

Pollinators - The Honey Possum (Tarsipes rostratus) or Noolbenger, is a marsupial from southwest Australia. It feeds on the nectar and pollen of a diverse range of flowers making it an important pollinator of a number of plant species.

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#PollinatorWeek #Pollinators #HoneyPossum

🍨LAST CALL!🍨LAST CALL FOR ICE CREAM!🍨Our Handel's Pint Card Fundraiser ends today! Don't miss out on buying pint cards a...
06/24/2022

🍨LAST CALL!🍨LAST CALL FOR ICE CREAM!🍨
Our Handel's Pint Card Fundraiser ends today! Don't miss out on buying pint cards and supporting our Chapter 🍦🍦🍦

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Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. Our motto is to “Be the Change” and take an active part in saving species of all kinds, and in any location.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream! Cool down this summer with some ice cream. The Akron Zoo Chapter of American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is selling pint cards for Handel's ice cream at $5.75 a card, good for any Handel's location. The pint cards are available for purchase through June 24. Order yours today by direct messaging Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK! Funds raised will go towards hosting the National AAZK Conference here in Akron next year. You can help bring zookeepers from across the country to our Akron community to enhance their knowledge and skills!
Really like the Toast for Turtle glasses you have to purchase. Thank you !
Spruce up your flower beds through Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK's online flower sale fundraiser! Only a few days remain to get your flower seeds, bulbs, herbs, vegetable seeds and sprout kits. The sale ends on May 15: https://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/index.php/marketplace/seller/profile/shop/akronaazk Funds raised will go towards hosting the National AAZK Conference here in Akron next year. You can help bring zookeepers from across the country to our Akron community to enhance their knowledge and skills!
With the rising cost of goods, grocery shopping can be pretty painful these days. Well, the Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK is here to make your dreams of a supermarket shopping spree come true! Purchase a raffle ticket by April 30 for a chance to win a Supermarket Sweep at Buehler's Fresh Foods in Wadsworth: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buehlers-shopping-spree-fundraiser-tickets-317353883007 Only one lucky person will win! The winning ticket will be pulled on May 7, with the shopping spree taking place on May 21.
Since Cans for the Corridors has started in 2015, we have collected enough cans to plant 10,833 trees! In just 2021, we planted 1,670 trees in the Brazilian rainforest! Collect your aluminum cans and drop them off here at the Akron Zoo in our Lot C parking lot. (Cat food cans must be bagged separately.) Funds collected from the recycled cans are used to plants trees in the Brazilian rainforest to connect patches of the rainforest. Cans for Corridors is coordinated by Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers). Learn more at https://www.akronzoo.org/cans-for-corridors.
The Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers) is hosting a spring flower sale, now through May 15. Brighten your day with some beautiful flowers: https://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/index.php/marketplace/seller/profile/shop/akronaazk Funds raised will go towards hosting the National AAZK Conference here in Akron next year. You can help bring zookeepers from across the country to our Akron community to enhance their knowledge and skills!
🍕🍕🍕Pepperoni Rolls will be available for pick up tomorrow, June 3rd, from 5-7pm in the Akron Zoo's C parking lot. If you ordered rolls, we look forward to seeing you there. Thank you! 🍕🍕🍕
Celebrate Earth Day with us at our Party for the Planet event on April 22-24. Enjoy a 'build your own adventure' game, crafts and more! Also, bring in your aluminum cans for our Cans for Corridors program and be entered to win a prize from Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK. Learn more at https://www.akronzoo.org/party-for-the-planet. Party for the Planet is included with regular admission. Tickets must be purchased online, including Akron Zoo members. No tickets will be available at the door. To avoid overcrowding, tickets are available via time ticketing. The time selected for your tickets is the time you must enter the park. Even Akron Zoo members must have tickets to enter the park. Member tickets are available online. Tickets are available at https://www.akronzoo.org/visitor-guidelines. Having trouble getting your tickets? Check out our troubleshooting FAQs: https://www.akronzoo.org/ticket-troubleshoot-faqs
We are so excited to share the future AAZK National Conference host videos with you and spark your excitement! Due to technical difficulties last night, the Virtual AAZK Awards Ceremony will be at 8pm EST tonight and the future conference videos will be featured at 7pm & 9:30pm EST with your 2023 & 2024 hosts: Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK & AAZK Omaha Chapter Tomorrow’s videos will be at 7:30 & 8:30pm EST and feature your 2021 & 2022 hosts: Los Angeles American Association of Zoo Keepers Chapter & Toronto Zookeepers AAZK
Did I miss it or do you still need to send the gift cards for the Handel’s ice cream fundraiser?
When the Zoo re opens, will you still collect aluminum cans?
Learn more about Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK - what the organization is, what AAZK stands for and how you can get involved - in today's Lunch and Learn! If you're intersted in more information about Cans for Corridors, visit https://www.akronzoo.org/cans-for-corridors.
Did you drop off your aluminum cans as part of our Cans for Corridors program in 2019? If so, you helped plant 1,686 trees in the Brazilian rainforest! In 2019, we recycled 3,000 pounds of aluminum cans! Drop your aluminum cans off here at the Akron Zoo, and we'll recycle them for you. Funds raised from the recycled cans are used to plant trees in the Brazilian rainforest, helping to create corridors for animals, such as jaguars, tamarins and more, to move from area to area in the rainforest. Cans for Corridors is organized by Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK. Learn more: https://www.akronzoo.org/cans-for-corridors
If you're interested in a Naom shirt, check out Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK on details on how to order a shirt!
Get your tickets for A Toast for Turtles, hosted by the Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers). The event, which runs Sept 19 and 20 at The Winery at Wolf Creek, helps raise money for turtle conservation efforts. Help save the turtles: bit.ly/toasttoturtles
Conservation superstars! Thirteen-year-old, Jaden, and two-year-old, Hawkins, were challenged by their parents to do a "Save the Earth" project over the summer. After learning about our Cans for Corridors project, the boys began a campaign to collect aluminum cans. With a goal of 5,000 cans, the boys made posters and even created a page. In just 6 weeks, they hit their goal, but that's not stopping them. Jaden and Hawkins have currently collected over 6,000 cans and are aiming for 10,000! We are sending a special shout out to Jaden and Hawkins for their awesome work this summer! Our Cans for Corridors project, in partnership with Akron Zoo Chapter of AAZK, collects and recycles aluminum cans. The funds from the recycled cans are used to plant trees in the Brazilian rainforest. You too can drop off your cans at the zoo: https://www.akronzoo.org/cans-for-corridors