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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Saint Louis Zoo leaders are celebrating record-setting attendance in 2012.

The Zoo brought in 3,519,926 visitors, and is among the top zoos in the nation for attendance.

Attendance in 2012 is well above 2011's total of 3,019,597 and the Zoo's earlier attendance record, set in 2009, at 3,101,830.

The Saint Louis Zoo was also given an overall satisfaction rating of 9.4 on a 10 point scale by visitors. This is the best score ever received.