During Spring Break, the Fort Worth Zoo set a record for attendance with more than 125,000 visitors over a 9-day period.
Between March 12-20, the zoo estimates 128,840 people visited the zoo, which houses nearly 7,000 animals over 64-acres.
"We once again saw record crowds at the zoo during spring break, though this year those numbers were spread throughout the week rather than just concentrated on our half-price Wednesday," said Michael Fouraker, Fort Worth Zoo executive director.
The Fort Worth Zoo was recently ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, and more than 1 million people visit the 100-year-old zoo each year.
"Our Zoo is recognized nationally as one of the best in the country, and our attendance numbers bear that out," Fouraker said. "Our spring break numbers have edged up for years, but for the third year in a row, we have seen a large increase."
The Fort Worth Zoo is open 365 days a year and regular admission rates are $12 for adults, $9 for children (ages 3 to 12), free for toddlers 2 and under and $9 for seniors. Admission is half-price every Wednesday throughout the year.
For more information, visit the zoo's website at www.fortworthzoo.org.