Naples Zoo has announced all time record attendance, having welcomed 369, 841 guests in 2013.
The Zoo has doubled attendance in around ten years, with record breaking attendance each year since 1988, except during 1995 due to Hurricane Wilma.
Naples Zoo takes pride in introducing guests to some of the more unusual animals like Malagasy fosas, Tonkin bug-eyed frogs, and African honey badgers. In addition the Zoo’s keepers are focussed on connecting with guests through presentations and cruises. Over winter, the new cheetas have proved popular.
So far in 2014, Naples Zoo has opened “Wonders of the New World”, an exhibit of South American Wildlife including giant anteaters, two-toed sloths and Patagonian cavies.
Commenting on the new attendance record, Jack Mulvena, President and CEO of Naples Zoo, said, “We are so grateful for everyone who came to the Zoo in 2013. As a private, non-profit organization, the more families we welcome translates into that many more people connecting to nature and supporting our conservation and education mission here and around the world."