Nashville Zoo gets 1 millionth visitor of 2018

Posted: 5:19 PM, Nov 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 18:19:52-05

The Nashville Zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor of 2018 on Thursday. 

It's the first time the zoo has ever reached a million guests in one year.

The lucky guest was Kristyn Marci, who brought her two-year-old son, Asher, and 4-month-old son, Cohen.

The family got a gift bag full of zoo-themed gifts and a free one-year membership to the zoo – which should come in handy, since they visit about once a week.

At just 21-years-old, the Nashville Zoo is one of the youngest in the country.

In the last ten years, the zoo has averaged 8-percent growth each year.