Ten thousand, four hundred fifty-seven: that is how many people have to walk through the gates of the Palm Beach Zoo between now and the end of the day on September 30, 2013, to help the Zoo set a new attendance record by the end of its fiscal year. With 304,015 guests attending last year, staff is hoping more people will come by that deadline to help the Zoo make history. The Zoo is now making a call to action, asking the public to visit and help build on a wild legacy, more than sixty years in the making.
“We thank the many people who have been coming to the Zoo and supporting our mission,” said Andrew Aiken, President and CEO of the Zoo. “As a non-profit organization, we rely on attendance to continue operations. We are hoping this will be another year for the record books, because the more our attendance grows, the more we have an opportunity to educate the public about conservation.”