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Flip, Flap and Fly April 7, 2013

Posted by judylobo in Traveling.
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Red-Crested TuracoToday’s beautiful animals were all photographed at my favorite zoo, the Central Park Zoo. Enjoy!

Tomorrow, April 8th, is Zoo Lover’s Day.
– It is estimated that over 600 million people visit zoos each year.
– There are more than 2,800 zoos and aquariums in the world.
– Germany has more zoos than any other country – 414!
– The US has more than 350 zoos. The total number of AZA accredited zoos and aquariums is 221.
– Over 30 US zoos have more than 1 million visitors a year. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has the most with 9.5 million visitors each year.
– The Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest zoo in the US. It opened on July 1, 1874.
– The oldest running zoo in the world is the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn. It was founded in 1752.
– With over 1,500 species, Germany’s Berlin Zoo has the largest variety of animals in any zoo in the world.
– The largest zoo in the US is Red McCombs Wildlife with over 12,500 acres.

Why not go out and visit your favorite Zoo, enjoy the outdoors and see some amazing animals?

FLIPFLAPFLY

Comments»

1. Bonnie Luria - April 7, 2013

What is that red headed beauty at the top?

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judylobo - April 7, 2013

That is the sensational Red-crested Turaco!

2. roberta4949 - April 7, 2013

wow, awesomely beautiful birds, never knew there was a solid yellow parrot, wow, can’t get over how beautiful these birds are thanks for sharing these photos. when the flowers bloom around here I plan on taking photos and putting on my blog wisdom of the ages.

3. maryschwalm - April 7, 2013

We need one more zoo factoid, how many different zoos have you visited? Almost HALF of AZAs accredited ones, no??

4. saima - April 7, 2013

awesome as always!!! Love the bat shots especially!

5. ladyofthezoos - April 7, 2013

Love this post!

6. April Rivkin - April 7, 2013

Enjoyed your zoo summary. I didn’t know there was a zoo Lovers’ Day..

7. fotobuff14 - April 7, 2013

I did not know that there was a ZOO LOVER’S DAY. Shame on me. These facts are so interesting. Thanks Juidith for sharing them. Love Love Love these photos. Best bird photos I’ve ever seen.

8. Gloria - April 8, 2013

What a great montage! And I agree with Mary- How many zoos have you visited?

9. jessicaleeonan - May 11, 2013

Reblogged this on Zoo Keeper Girl.


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