NASHVILLE, Tenn.- This summer's record heat has affected a lot of people and businesses including the Nashville Zoo.
A spokesperson over at the Nashville Zoo says anytime temperatures are hitting 100 degrees plus, they expect a decrease in attendance. In the past week the number of visitors has plummeted 30-percent.
In an attempt to help visitors beat the heat the zoo has plenty of shade, and water features for everyone to cool off.
Overall this year however business is booming for the zoo, with a 30-percent jump in overall attendance so far this year. In fact: they have hit the 100,000 visitor mark, not once, but three times.
"To give you a comparison, it would be like the CMA Music Festival taking place three times in a summer in Nashville instead of once. We're seeing a great year, we really have no complaints. With that being said, it does get hot outside; it is hot right now and heat does affect attendance," said Jim Bartoo, with the Zoo.
Even with the 100 plus degree day Wednesday, a lot of families showed up and had a really good time.