Akron Zoo breaks attendance record this year

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- It has been a record-breaking year at the Akron Zoo.

The zoo says it broke its attendance record this year with about 330,000 people passing through the gates so far.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/UpOdqq ) says the debut of endangered snow leopard cubs and an octopus named Cora have helped drive up attendance.

The zoo's previous high was set in 2008.

A zoo spokesman says they've been able to reach out to community groups in showcasing what the zoo has to offer.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com