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Zoo tops 1,000,000 visitors again, admission going up 25 cents

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

The Woodland Park Zoo reports that attendance has topped 1,000,000 visitors for the eleventh year in a row. Last year the zoo had 1,094,514 visitors.

The zoo also raised $68.5 million of its $80 million goal in the “More Wonder More Wild” fundraising campaign.

The zoo will introduce two new species to its exhibits later this year – warthogs and Visayan warty pigs, which have mohawk-like manes.

Visayan warty pig; photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of Oregon Zoo.

“The exotic pigs will be showcased in two naturalistic exhibits evoking the endangered warty pigs’ fragile habitat in the Philippines and the warthogs’ arid savannas of East Africa,” according to a press release. The exhibits will open this summer.

Photo of warthog by Siri-Maura Giles, courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo.

Adult admission prices are going up 25 cents, effective immediately. Winter fees are now $11.75 for adults, and $8.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Beginning May 1, summer rates will go up to $17.75 for adults, and stay at $11.50 for children. Toddlers 2 and under are free.

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