Cleveland Zoo passes million-visitor mark again

Attendance down from previous year.
MCT Regional News
Feb 2, 2014

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo attracted 1.12 million visitors last year, the 21st consecutive year it has drawn more than a million.

Attendance was down from 1.17 million the previous year. The zoo blamed the decline on a rain-laden summer. The attendance record for the zoo is 1.4 million in 1993, shortly after the opening of its RainForest exhibit.

Attendance last year peaked on Aug. 2 with 13,842 visitors and hit a low of 179 on Jan. 22, when the outside temperature was 11 degrees.

The zoo says it is Northeast Ohio’s most visited year-round attraction.

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