Akron Zoo has seen the rare birth of a pygmy slow loris.
The rare pygmy slow loris was born at the Akron Zoo and is only the second time it has happened in the zoo’s history.
According to WKYC.com, Currently the baby is being raised by its mother off exhibit in the zoo’s Animal Care Center. The pygmy slow loris is a highly threatened primate and listed as a vulnerable species.
The article goes on to quote Akron Zoo President & CEO L. Patricia Simmons as saying, “The birth of this rare primate is critical to the future of this species. Trying to save threatened species like the pygmy slow loris and educate people about them is the vital role we, as an accredited zoo through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, play. Births like this are extraordinary and I commend our Animal Care Staff for their hard work.”
For the size of the city, Akron has a wonderful Zoo with many well made exhibits and interesting animals, including this new addition.