Akron Zoo is at 505 Euclid Ave. Among the zoo's 700 animals are red pandas, Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, jaguars and three species of lemurs. The interactive Tiger Valley exhibit includes Sumatran tigers, sloth bears and lions. Grizzly Ridge features grizzly bears, bald eagles, otters, red wolves, coyotes and an aviary. Komodo dragons and Galapagos tortoises are among the favorites at Komodo Kingdom. Children may feed the animals at the Ohio Farmyard Encounter or take a train ride. The Lehner Family Zoo Gardens include more than 7,000 plants and flowers. The zoo is decked out in holiday lights during the Wild Lights event in December.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.