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Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers
Today the zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor this year.

DUBLIN ZOO SAID this year has been a record year for them in terms of footfall, announcing today that they welcomed their one millionth visitor to the zoo this year.

Visitors 

Julie O’Mahony, a mother from Delgany, Co Wicklow was named the one millionth visitor when she and her family arrived at the Zoo for a midterm treat today.

So why this year?

The zoo said that there are a number of factors that are contributing to high visitor numbers, such as the new arrivals including two Asian lion cubs, a Rothschild giraffe calf, a Goeldi’s monkey and Meerkat pups.

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Dublin Zoo also welcomed three Asian elephant calves during the summer months.

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Leo Oosterweghel, director at Dublin Zoo said:

The recent baby boom has helped to attract visitors, with new births in the past few months including a Rothschild giraffe, a Goeldi’s monkey and  Asian lion cubs. The arrival of three Asian elephant calves was the pinnacle.

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