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Pride of Africa at Akron Zoo
Posted on 06/21/2019
Image of Pride of Africa at Akron ZooThe Akron Zoo will open its new animal area, The Landon & Cynthia Knight Pride of Africa, June 29. The exhibit will feature a new habitat for African lions and white storks and introduce new species Speke's gazelle and crested guineafowl. The area will also include a new goat feeding area, an expanded train ride and a spray pad. 

The African lion habitat will feature a pair and a trio of lions. The zoo’s male lion, Tamarr, and lioness, Mandisa, will continue to be a bonded pair. The zoo recently welcomed a new male lion, Donovan, from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and two lionesses, Kataba and Msinga, from the Philadelphia Zoo. The two sisters will be introduced to Donovan. A multi-species habitat will include two Speke’s gazelle, four white storks and two crested guineafowl. A traditional Maasai livestock enclosure, called a boma, will be home to seven Boer goats.

With the new, expanded train ride, guests will have the opportunity to ride through Pride of Africa, catching glimpses of lions, gazelles and storks. A new, interactive area will give visitors a chance to learn more about the clean water crisis in Africa, as well as an opportunity to cool down under misters.

For more information visit akronzoo.org; or call 330.375.2550.

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