Jacksonville Zoo announces record-breaking attendance

Zoo awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for sixth year


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announced Thursday it had record-breaking attendance in the month of May.

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More than 102,000 guests visited the zoo that month.

The zoo said several factors contributed to the success: beautiful weather, Destination: DINO, the gardens in bloom, young animals and a "kids free" promotion at the end of the month.

“We are thankful for the ongoing dedication from the public,” said Chairman of the JZG Board Jed Davis. “With the continued support of the community, new and exciting events like ‘Night at the Zoo’ on the horizon, and a commitment to excellence that shines through to our guests, JZG anticipates reaching its next major milestone of one million visitors in 2016.”

The zoo was also awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the sixth year in a row, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.