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Tri-County Seniors Invited To Free Day At Detroit Zoo

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a day at the Detroit Zoo on Senior Day, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Seniors 62 and older, and a caregiver if needed, will receive free admission, parking and rides on the Tauber Family Railroad.

Presented by UnitedHealthcare Great Lakes Health Plan, Senior Day will feature live music, tractor train tours, bingo and a senior resource area. The day’s activities will also include animal enrichment and zookeeper talks highlighting some of the zoo’s senior residents.

The fall Senior Day is one of two free days for tri-county seniors held annually at the Detroit Zoo in appreciation for voter approval in 2008 of a ballot proposal to fund the zoo.

Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696, in Royal Oak. Admission is $12 for adults 15 to 61, $10 for senior citizens 62 and older, and $8 for children 2 to 14 (children under 2 are free).

For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit www.detroitzoo.org.

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