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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Prices go up at Sedgwick County Zoo

BY DENISE NEIL
The Wichita Eagle

The Sedgwick County Zoo raised its admission fee by 50 cents on Jan. 1.

Admission now is $12 for adults and $7.50 for children and seniors. Previously, it was $11.50, $7 for children and seniors.

Zoo memberships are more expensive, too. The cost will be $65 a year for two people, up by $5. Other membership levels are available.

The increase was needed to help offset costs at the zoo in a tough economy, said spokeswoman Christan Baumer. Also, 25 cents of every gate admission and $2.50 of every membership now will go directly toward wildlife conservation, she said.

"It's going to be a substantially larger amount of money we're going to be able to raise to support conservation efforts, which is where we feel we should have been all these years," she said.

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