Sunday, March 19, 2006

KOMODO DRAGONS - Expanded Akron Zoo enjoying new popularity

Cleveland.com has an article on the expanded Akron Zoo which is proving an attraction to lots of new visitors.
The Akron Zoo's new jaguars, dragons and bats have sent the park's attendance into orbit.

New animal exhibits, including Legends of the Wild and Komodo Kingdom, boosted last year's attendance to 223,918, a 41 percent increase over 2004's record-breaking attendance of 158,681.
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Last October, the zoo opened the 35,000-square-foot Komodo Kingdom Education Center, home to a Komodo dragon, Galapagos tortoises and Chinese alligators. The facility has interactive exhibits, a restaurant and classrooms.