The Denver City Council has approved the Denver Zoo’s proposal to increase admission prices, meaning that we’ll all have to pay a bit more to get in.

Last month, the Denver Zoo submitted a request to the Denver City Council to increase the admission prices for guests, in order to help with operational costs such as repairs and renovations, better food for the animals, and a pay increase for the zoo’s staff. And on Monday, April 9, the council approved that proposal.

This increase will be in effect on May 29.

Now, visitors will have to pay an extra $2 to $3 in order to get a look at their favorite animals, like Cherah the newborn Sumatran orangutan or the baby sloth, Charlotte. Adult tickets will rise from $17 to $20; children’s from $12 to $14; seniors from $14 to $17; and children 3 and under can still get in for free.

Once the winter season starts in November, though, prices will go down by a couple bucks — $15 for adults, $10 for children, and $13 for seniors.

What do you think? Do you think the increase in prices is fair? Or is it too much of a hike? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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