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VOL. 130 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Here's to Zoo, Kid

Spring break, warmer weather drive large crowds to Memphis Zoo

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(Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)

Spring is in the air, and the Memphis Zoo is one of the first places many Memphians flock to enjoy the great outdoors.

In this photo, 3-year-old Olamide Tom surveys the zoo’s giraffes on Tuesday, March 17. She was among those drawn to the zoo for the day, which combined spring break for Shelby County Schools with one of the first real breaks in the city’s winter weather.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 84 122 20,754
MORTGAGES 113 158 23,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 31 3,078
BUILDING PERMITS 128 315 42,909
BANKRUPTCIES 53 110 13,290
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 35 6,657
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 52 7,841
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 45 4,688