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Zoo cuts prices in bid to top visitor record

Published 09/12/2011 | 05:00

DUBLIN Zoo has cut admission prices for the rest of the year in a bid to break a new admission record.

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Visitors to the zoo who normally pay up to €15 per adult ticket can get in for just €2.50 from now until December 31.

The reason is to lure as many people as possible through its gates in order to mark the millionth visitor before the end of the year.

The zoo broke its previous attendance records in 2010 when 963,043 people went through the turnstiles.

And this year the numbers of visitors are edging even closer to the millionth mark with more than 980,000 visitors to date, a spokeswoman said last night.

"Every year we've been creeping towards it, but this could be the first time," she said.

However, there is a small catch.

The reduced fee is only available to those who log on to the zoo's Facebook page and hit the "like" section in order to download a flyer with the special admission offer.

However, one flyer will suffice for any number of visitors attending the zoo together.

Along with the reduced fee, the lucky person who is the millionth visitor will also get a special prize, the spokeswoman added.

Irish Independent

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