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The Toledo Zoo opened in 1900 in Toledo, Ohio and was named the #1 zoo in America by USA Today. It holds 4800 animals and 700 different species. In the 1980s, the zoo was involved in a gorilla breeding project. One of the male gorillas involved in the program was named Max.