CLEVELAND - It's a major milestone for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. On Monday, the Zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor of 2012.
This marks a total of 20 straight years with one million or more in attendance.
This year's one millionth visitor was Tara L. of Parma Heights, Ohio and her three children, Patrick, Piper, and Phineas. The family won a Zoo prize pack including a ZooParent animal adoption package from the Cleveland Zoological Society, limited edition Zoo posters and many other goodies.
"The Zoo is very fortunate to have such a supportive community surrounding it in Northeast Ohio," said Zoo Director Steve Taylor. "The public votes with its feet, and to have sustained such an attendance record for so long is evidence that people enjoy coming here and spending time with their families."
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free.
The Zoo is located at 3900 Wildlife Way and is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90, and 480.
To learn more, visit www.clemetzoo.com call (216) 661-6500.