Cincinnati Zoo voted best in the nation

Zoo Director Thane Maynard said in a statement that the zoo was among 20 across the country to be nominated for the top title. 

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"The Cincinnati community loves their Zoo and got behind us as soon as the poll was announced. We thank everyone who voted to make us the Best Zoo in the Nation!" Maynard said. 

This honor comes after the zoo's PNC Festival of Lights that won USA Today's 10Best Poll for Best Zoo Lights.

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