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Louisville Zoo adds parking fee to offset costs

Mar. 17, 2013 @ 04:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Zoo is increasing the price of admission by $1 and now charging an additional fee for parking.

Tom Kaferle, assistant zoo director, told WAVE-TV in Louisville that they don’t like to raise fees, but they were necessary to offset rising costs and fund upkeep on the zoo for future generations.

Non-members will be charged $5 for parking and an additional dollar for general admission. The parking fees alone are expected to generate a half million dollars a year for the zoo.

General admission is $15.95 for adults and $11.50 for children.