Akron Zoo GO

From capybaras to pikachus, there are plenty of critters to see at the Akron Zoo.

The most recent Unbox Akron box included a ticket to the Akron Zoo and a tote bag with the Akron Zoo logo. So we — Roger Riddle and Rachel Whinnery — got into the spirit* and spent an afternoon at the zoo.

We’re quite lucky to have some interesting animals in the heart of our city. Rachel captured many of them with her iPhone camera, while Roger captured… Pokemon. Check out the photos of wildlife below, then visit the Akron Zoo to see everything up close. (Look for Pokemon at your own risk.)

*proof of spirit at end of post

I had been hearing a rumor that the Akron Zoo was the best place to catch the elusive Pikachu, so I was using this trip to find out if it was true. Turned out it was. The "Near By" screen was showing there were three in the area. - Roger
“I had been hearing a rumor that the Akron Zoo was the best place to catch the elusive Pikachu, so I was using this trip to find out if it was true. Turned out it was. The “Near By” screen was showing there were three in the area!” – Roger
Capybara at the Akron Zoo
“Capybara goes for a dip on a hot summer day.” – Rachel
Sweet! A Clefairy! - Roger
“Sweet! A Clefairy!” – Roger
Poison dart frog
“Don’t touch! The poison dart frog had to get its name somehow…” – Rachel
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“Are you kidding me?! A Parasect!! I am so glad we came to the zoo Rachel!” – Roger
Bats at Akron Zoo
“Going batty at the Akron Zoo!” – Rachel
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“I know, right?!” – Roger
Otter at Akron Zoo
“You otter come to the Akron Zoo to see all the cute critters.” – Rachel
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“Call all your friends who play Pokemon Go and tell them to come out here to the zoo. You gotta see all the wild Pokemon that are out here!” – Roger
Komodo dragon at Akron Zoo
“Komodo dragons seem to rule the zoo. Isn’t this one gorgeous?” – Rachel
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“Oh my god! There it is! I found a Pikachu out here!!” – Roger
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“Best. Day. EVER!! So glad we came to the zoo!” – Roger
Go wild at Akron Zoo!
“Go wild at Akron Zoo!” – Rachel  “We’re FABULOUS!” – Roger

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