OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's zoo has attracted more than 1.6 million people this year to set a new attendance record, and it's not even November yet.
The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium broke the previous record of 1,602,831 visitors on Friday. The old record was set in 1995.
Zoo officials say this year's improvements at the attraction helped boost attendance. For instance, the Susanne and Walter Scott Aquarium was renovated before this year, and the guest services building was redone.
There were also a number of significant animal births this year, including baby giraffes, a baby zebra and a baby sea lion.
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