COLUMBIA , SC — If you were at Riverbanks Zoo last Saturday and thought you’d never seen it that crowded during spring break, you were right.
Riverbanks set a one-day spring break attendance record Saturday when 12,979 came through the gates.
With one rainy day, the spring break week didn’t break the all-time record, but attendance still hit 55,175 for the seven days ending April 7.
The spring break week record is 63,513, set in 2010.
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Saturday: 544 climbers toured the Sky-High Safari ropes course, 4,800 pieces of lettuce were handed out at the Giraffe Overlook and nearly 1,000 cups of nectar were fed to the birds in the Lorikeet Aviary.