The cost of spending a day at the Los Angeles Zoo will increase thanks to a vote by the Los Angeles City Council.
Admission fees will increase by $1, so that it will now cost:
- Adults: $17
- Children: $12
- Seniors: $14
Groups of 15 people or more can get a special rate of $14 for adults and $11 for children ages 12 and younger.
The fee increase was assumed in the spending plan for fiscal year 2012-13, which started July 1. The additional revenue will contribute about $720,000 to the city's budget.
In April, the Los Angeles Zoo saw record attendance with more than 215,000 visitors -- a 20-year high for the month. The surge was due in part to the Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles exhibit, which opened in March.
An earlier version of this story misstated the admission increase would generate $780,000 for the city of L.A.