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Release Date: November 16,2022

Akron Zoo and Akron-Canton Airport Launch New Partnership

November 16, 2022, Akron, Ohio – The Akron Zoo and Akron-Canton Airport are launching a new partnership, which includes two zoo-themed installations inside the airport.

The first wall is a two-story, 18-foot-high wall located next to the escalators leading to the airport gates. The wall features three different biomes – the ocean, savannah and rainforest – and the Akron Zoo animals native to those regions. The artwork includes three-dimensional plants and animals and video of Akron Zoo animals.

The second wall to greet travelers features the zoo’s Humboldt penguins. The multi-media display includes visuals of the penguin habitat, penguins, educational information and a video of the zoo’s actual penguins. This wall greets visitors as they exit TSA security.

“The Akron-Canton Airport is such a strong asset to our community,” said Doug Piekarz, president & CEO at the Akron Zoo. “We are thrilled to represent the Akron Zoo not once, but twice with our installations at our world-class airport.”

“As we form this partnership with the Akron Zoo, we believe it is a perfect fit for our ongoing efforts to create an exceptional guest experience at CAK, while curating a sense of place,” said Ren Camacho, president & CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. “We are delighted to share an important cultural attraction of our community with travelers, inspiring adventure around the Akron-Canton region.”

About Akron Zoo

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $9 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $5. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.  

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 1,000 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.

About Akron-Canton Airport

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