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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — Gladys Porter Zoo will have special discount admission prices for three select weekends only. Guests can rack up some impressive savings with 60 to75 percent off regular admission rates and see the new zoo babies that have recently debuted, including a baby orangutan, baby capybaras, baby flamingos and an adorable baby red-flanked duiker.

Admission for Brownsville residents will be only $4 per adult (ages 14+) and $3 per child (ages 2 to 13) on September 8th, 9th, and 10th. The following weekend on September 15th, 16th, and 17th, discount days will be held for residents of Cameron County, Willacy County, and Matamoros, Mexico. Admission will be $6.00 per adult and $4 per child.

Upper Valley and out-of-valley residents can take advantage of this discount on October 13th, 14th, and 15th. The admission rate will be $6 per adult and $4 per child for those living in Hidalgo County, Starr County, Reynosa, Nuevo Progreso, and outside of the Rio Grande Valley.

When purchasing tickets at the gate, guests will need to present proof of residency, such as a driver license or utility bill, to receive the discounted rate. Only one person per family or group will need to present proof of residency. Visitors living outside of the United States may present a passport or other identification to satisfy this requirement.

Since opening in 1971, the Gladys Porter Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation and preservation of nature. The Zoo is currently home to approximately 1,400 animals representing over 300 different species. Guest favorites include the Zoo’s troop of Western lowland gorillas as well as the Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience.

For more information about the Zoo and on the discount weekends, visit gpz.org or call (956) 546-7187.