Tulsa Zoo Celebrates Second-Highest Yearly Attendance

TULSA, Okla.- The Tulsa Zoo's attendance topped 622,000 guests during its 2013-14 fiscal year, marking a milestone for the zoo.

This attendance total is the second-highest in the zoo's 85-year history, just shy of the 669,928 guests who attended the zoo in 1997 after the opening of the Tropical American Rainforest.

According to a press release, this record-breaking year can be attributed to the zoo's temporary dinosaur exhibit, Zoorassic Park.

Significant births and hatchings also drove guests to the zoo, including a snow leopard cub, nine aldabra hatchlings and a siamang baby.

The zoo continues to implement new exhibits, such as the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve, which is slated to open later this year, the Lost Kingdom Complex, which is slated for 2016 and guests can continue to enjoy Zoorasic Park until October 31.