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Attendance swells at zoo

A record 83,331 zoo-goers spent the day at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo headquarters during its Earth Week – Party for the Planet celebration yesterday, Wednesday, April 23. That is the highest number of visitors in one day since 1941.

Not since the African Plains opened has the Bronx Zoo seen this many visitors on one day. That record-breaker attendance day happened back on May 4, 1941 when attendance swelled to 84,727.

The Bronx Zoo has maintained consistent attendance over the years and welcomes nearly two million visitors annually. With the opening of the Bronx Zoo’s new Madagascar! exhibit in mid-June, the zoo expects to attract even more new guests as WCS aims to connect people to wildlife and wild places. For general information and to purchase Bronx Zoo admission tickets online, visit

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