The Nashville Zoo has been named one of the top 10 in the country, according to Charity Navigator.

The zoo operates as a nonprofit working toward the conservation of wildlife.

Charity Navigator examines more than 8,000 nonprofits each year to show how money is being used.

The zoo released a brief statement about the honor:

As Nashville Zoo works toward creating one of the top zoo’s in the country, we understand that accountability and transparency are two important principles to which we must always adhere. A top ten ranking reassures both current and potential Zoo supporters that we are executing our mission in a fiscally responsible manner, while providing the highest level of accountability and transparency to our stakeholders.

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