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Next free day at the zoo will be a Tuesday

Updated: 2013-05-18T04:08:27Z

Zoo moves its next free day to a Tuesday

The next day for free admission to the Kansas City Zoo for residents of the zoo tax district will be June 25, a Tuesday.

The previous free day for residents of Jackson and Clay counties was on a Sunday and drew 29,455 people. On that day, April 7, a disturbance in the parking lot led to arrests and an injured police officer.

Julie Neemeyer, a spokeswoman for the zoo, said Friday the decision to move the next free day to a Tuesday was prompted by concerns over the zoo’s capacity and a desire for visitors to have a more enjoyable experience with a smaller crowd.

In addition to offering free admission for tax-district residents, the zoo will be open longer on June 25, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Four free days a year were promised to voters if their county joined the zoo tax district.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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