Archive: Tri-County Seniors Invited to Free Day at the Zoo September 7

August 18, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

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, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Seniors 62 and older and a caregiver will receive free admission, parking and rides on the Tauber Family Railroad.

Senior Day will also feature live music, tram tours, bingo, a scavenger hunt, a senior resource area and zookeeper talks highlighting some of the Zoo’s senior animal residents.

The Zoo’s newest senior citizen is a 29-year-old female polar bear named Tundra, one of the oldest polar bears in captivity.  She arrived in June from the Indianapolis Zoo, which is permanently closing its polar bear exhibit.

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 of a ballot proposal to fund the Zoo.