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National Zoo Lover’s Day April 8, 2018

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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Today, April 8th, is National Zoo Lover’s Day. Needless to say – I am a big zoo fan.
– 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 232.
– 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.
Why not go out and visit your favorite Zoo today, enjoy the outdoors and see some amazing animals?

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1. Terry Phelan - April 8, 2018

Statistics and animals… what could be better… >

2. Peggy in NJ - April 8, 2018

Thank you for those lovely photos. Just visited the Philadelphia Zoo the other day – enjoyed seeing a red panda traveling in the Zoo 360 overhead trail system and the four lionesses in another part of the trails. Check it out!

3. Bonnie - April 8, 2018

Get post of you shining your light!

Bonnie - April 8, 2018

Of course Mercury retrograde made be type get instead of great

4. Mary Radice - April 8, 2018

Didn’t know there was a such day as National Zoo Lover’s Day….so cool….beautiful pics as always – love the moment you had with the baby bear!! 🙂


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