Almost everyone has a distinct memory from their childhood of going to the zoo or aquarium.
There’s something magical about going to this place in your city where you can see and learn about incredible animals from all over the world. Huge animals with sharp teeth, long tusks, or glowing eyes, right there in front of you.
I asked some of our team members here at WeDidIt about their memories of the zoo or aquarium as kids.
Besides playing an important role in education, zoos and aquariums also play an important role in conservation efforts around the world and in their local communities. Look no further than our friends at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, who just this past winter rescued nearly 100 sea turtles in their area suffering from a condition known as “cold stun.”
With over 450 zoos and aquariums across the country, I decided to crunch some data and to learn more about these nonprofits.
Here’s what I found.