Akron Zoo

a photo of a zoo animal
ELENA BELL / AKRON ZOO

The Akron Zoo is partnering with Canton City School District preschools through a first-of-its-kind program focused on developing social emotional intelligence and literacy. Zoo staff members visit preschool classrooms with animals and read books to the students. Zoo spokesperson Elena Bell says bringing animals into classrooms helps students reflect on how they relate to other people.

View of Lake Erie
Jeff St. Clair / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 28:

pic of Pride of Africa
AKRON ZOO

The Akron Zoo has received the largest gift in its history –$1.5 million from an unnamed donor.

The donation was made to the zoo’s ROAR campaign, which is a fundraiser for two new exhibits. One of them is the new Pride of Africa, a habitat for a larger group of lions. The other is Wild Asia, featuring white-cheeked gibbons. Spokeswoman Elena Bell said the primates have been highly requested.

MARK AREHART / WKSU

As temperatures plummet below zero throughout the region, many will try and keep warm inside at home or work. But what about the animals at the Akron Zoo?

Sherrod Brown
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 16:

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