Posted at: 12/01/2012 12:15 PM
Updated at: 12/01/2012 7:28 PM
By: Whitney Jones, KOB.com
Zoo-goers will now have to pay $12.50 to see the Albuquerque zoo's exhibits.
Albuquerque city councilors voted in November to increase entrance fees from $10 to $12.50 for adults and $4.50 to $5.50 for seniors.
The entrance fee for children remain s the same at $4. Children ages three and under can still get in free.
New Mexicans who come with a valid proof of residency can get a discount; Adults would pay $9 and seniors $4.50.
The new prices went into effect Saturday.
The new prices are suppose to help shore up deferred maintenance funding at the 85-year-old zoo.
For more information visit the city's BioPark webpage.