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NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY – April 8

National Zoo Lovers Day - April 8

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

Our research was not able to find the creator of National Zoo Day.

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