AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron Zoo is introducing a new exhibit this summer that showcases some of the planet's more peculiar species such as the naked mole rat and Venus flytraps.
Zoo officials announced Tuesday that the new Curious Creatures exhibit will open June 3 in the Komodo Kingdom Education Center, which previously housed the popular Journey to the Reef display.
The zoo's new inhabitants also include red-eyed tree frogs, walking batfish and electric eels as well as several carnivorous plants and more.
Doug Piekarz, the zoo's president and CEO, says Curious Creatures allows the preserve to engage guests in their exploration of biodiversity like never before.
The exhibit features more than 20 animal and plant displays, an interactive learning lab and a strength tester where guests can virtually challenge the mantis shrimp.