ST. LOUIS -- Just four-and-a-half months into 2012 and the St. Louis Zoo has already had more than 1 million visitors.
The zoo said Monday that attendance through May 13 was 1,089,097, a record for the first five months of any year.
Numbers could rise even higher with a new attraction opening soon. Sea Lion Sound opens June 30 and offers close contact with marine mammals such as California sea lions and harbor seals.St. Louis man charged in Minneapolis-area triple slaying