The new record, despite those triple-digit temps, is 989,622. (For those not into math, that’s a full 6,901 more.)
According to the city institution, it helped that its first baby elephant, Malee, celebrated her first birthday this past spring, not to mention the arrival of the male Asian elephant named Rex.
Perhaps we can rally the community to make it a million turns of the turnstile by this time next year. Help us get the word out to local horny teens that you may be able to glimpse live acts of carnal lust among the animals. That beats YouTube.