Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monkeys Are Their Business ... And Business Is Good

More than 1 million people visited the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2010, marking the 18th consecutive year that the popular attraction has surpassed the million-visitor mark. Despite a tough economy, the zoo saw just a 2 percent decrease in attendance from 2009 with a total of 1,130,518 visitors coming through the gates last year. Here are some of the other numbers behind the zoo's year:

322,700 - Number of visitors who walked through the DINOSAURS! exhibit

20 - Number of days where the temperature was 90 degrees or higher

183,502 - Number of visitors in July, the zoo's busiest month

177,978 - Number of visitors in June, the zoo's second-busiest month

22,212 - Number of visitors on July 26, the zoo's most well attended Free Monday of 2010

44 - Number of visitors on Dec. 13, the 2010 day with the lowest attendance

(And, in case you were wondering, the photo above is one of the zoo's two new golden lion tamarins born on Dec. 27, 2010.)

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