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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?