Brookfield Zoo welcomed 2.3M people

January 18, 2013 2:11:40 PM PST
Brookfield Zoo hits new, all-time attendance record.

Zoo officials say in 2012 more than 2.3 million people walked through its gates. That shatters a previous record high set in 2010.

Great weather in December is credited for helping push attendance to new highs. The Brookfield Zoo is 78 years old and is run by the nonprofit Chicago Zoological Society.