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Band-Aids, Babies And Marriage Proposals: 11 Fun Facts About The STL Zoo

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You may have stayed away from the Zoo over the Fourth of July weekend, because of the festivities in  Forest Park. But you have plenty of time to get there this summer. As you make your plans, here are a few things about our Zoo that might surprise you.

For example, did you know the Zoo studied camels in Kenya this year to evaluate their milk as a human beverage? Or that it documented the number of endangered Humboldt penguins in Punta San Juan, Peru?

Here are 11 other fun facts about the St. Louis Zoo in 2013 (some extrapolated from visitor polling).

St. Louis Zoo by the Numbers

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Watch penguins on the loose at the Zoo in January 2013.

Follow Nancy Fowler on Twitter: @NancyFowlerSTL

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