Congratulation to the Denver Zoo! The Denver Zoo attendance for 2012 broke the previous record set in 1995.
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Denver Zoo served a record 2,065,410 people in 2012 through zoo visits and outreach education programs, the highest in the zoo’s 117-year history. This is the first time Denver Zoo has reached more than 2 million guests. A total of 1,988,593 guests visited the zoo while 76,817 people participated in the zoo’s outreach education programs in schools, libraries and community centers throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The 2012 attendance number beat the previous attendance record set in 1995 when 1,984,097 people visited the zoo or participated in outreach education programs.
“Certainly the opening of our groundbreaking new exhibit, Toyota Elephant Passage, played a large role in our 2012 success. In addition to maintaining our local audiences, our work with our partners at Visit Denver also helped attract more tourists interested in seeing the new exhibit,” says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper. “We are fortunate to be a family favorite that continues to gain popularity.
The Denver Zoo also reached a record-number of 68,450 member households in 2012, breaking their previous membership record of 64,040 member households set in 2010.