Free Admission to San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park

December 16th, 2007

Firefighters and other first responders who helped San Diego during the recent wildfires are invited to enjoy free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park through the months of December and January. This special admission is being offered as a way of saying “Thank You” to all those people who worked heroically to control and extinguish the fires and support fire victims.

The October 2007 wildfires had a catastrophic effect on many neighborhoods and businesses, including the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, which lost more than 600 acres and two structures to the fire. “The Wild Animal Park has been threatened by wildfire three times in its history,” said Bob McClure, director of the Wild Animal Park. “This fire was the most challenging event we have faced so far. We cannot begin to express our thanks for the help we received during this time.”

The Zoological Society of San Diego is offering complimentary general admission to the first responder and up to three immediate family members; this includes firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical officials, 911 dispatchers, Cal Fire, California Department of Forestry and U.S. Forest Department personnel who battled the recent Southern California wildfires. To avail themselves of the special offer, qualified firefighters and other emergency response workers may present current photo identification and credentials demonstrating proof of employment at the guest relations booths for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park. Each first responder will receive one single-day complimentary general admission for themselves and up to three immediate family members (parking fees at the Wild Animal Park are not included in the special offer). In addition, first responders also will receive a 20-percent discount for single-day tickets for up to 6 additional guests.

The free admission offer runs through January 31, 2008.

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