Admission fees likely to go up again at L.A. Zoo

Ticket prices are expected to go up again at the Los Angeles Zoo, with the City Council voting Tuesday to impose its fifth increase in five years.

On their last day before they leave for a two-week break, council members will take up a plan to boost zoo admission fees by $1 across the board for adults, seniors and children -- part of the budget plan proposed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in April.

Entry fees have steadily climbed at the zoo as the city's budget picture worsened, with the price more than doubling for kids 12 and under. In 2005, the year Villaraigosa took office, that fee was $5. Under the latest round of increases, the price will hit $12.

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-- David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

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