Things are getting more and more curious at the Akron Zoo.

The zoo announced Tuesday that it plans to add more critters to its Curious Creatures exhibit in the Komodo dragon building.

The new residents at the zoo will include tree monitors, flamboyant flower beetles, spotted turtles, pinkfall trigger fish and spotted jellyfish.

They will be added throughout June.

Zoo spokeswoman Elena Bell said the zoo will also reintroduce the Partula snail to public display.

The snails were part of a previous breeding effort at the Akron Zoo to reintroduce them in the wild where they became extinct in the 1990s.

The Akron Zoo along with other zoos sent shipments of the carnivorous snails to the islands of Tahiti in 2016 and 2017 where they have successfully been introduced into a predator-free reserve.

This marks the second season of the Curious Creatures exhibit at the zoo that lets visitors learn about animals and critters with strange and unusual adaptations needed to survive in the wild. It features more than 20 species, along with interactive areas and a learning lab.

The zoo is at 500 Edgewood Ave. in Akron and is open seven days a week.

Entrance to the exhibit is included with admission of $12, $10 for senior citizens and $9 for children ages 2 to 14. Children under 2 are free and parking is $3.

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Craig Webb can be reached at or 330-996-3547.