NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY

NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY

Each year on April 8, National Zoo Lovers Day is observed.  This would be a perfect day to visit a zoo and be one of the millions of people who visit them each year. Enjoy seeing your favorite animals swinging from the trees or splashing in the water and have a fun-filled day.

A few zoo facts:

•The Vienna Zoo is the oldest existing zoo and was opened to the public in 1765.

•The United State’s first public zoo, Central Park Zoo, opened in 1874 in New York.

•There are 350 zoos in the United States

•Approximately 175 million people visit a zoo each year.

•Disney’s Animal Kingdom has had more than 9.8 million annual visitors.

•More than 3.2 million people visit the San Diego Zoo each year.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit your local zoo and use #NationalZooLoversDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

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