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City Living - August 17, 2013

International Youth Day

During a celebration of International Youth Day, Monday August 12, that culminated with a free, well attended multi rock concert in the Plaza Liberacion, 115 teens from throughout the state competed as part of a state campaign of risk prevention in the city’s center. The youths had three hours to cover 15 stations in Plaza Tapatia and the Plaza de Armas where they competed in sports, fire brigades and cultural activities to learn more about accident prevention. An exam about what they learned was given at the end of the session. First and second place were taken by teams from Guadalajara and third place by a group from Tlajomulco.

Zoo cost: 1 peso

To celebrate the Guadalajara Zoo’s 25th anniversary for the rest of this month, children from three to 11 years old pay only 1 peso to enter. This promotion doesn’t cover many of the zoos special attractions. Discounts for children are available for many of these attractions in different packages.  To see everything the Zoo has to offer, the Diamante (Diamond) package cost is only 185 pesos for adults and, during August, 91 pesos for children.  This includes zoo entrance, the bird and reptile show, the Australian Village, the Herpeteriom, the Tropical Jungle, the Ranch Veterinarian, the baby animal area, the Center for Animal Investigation, Monkeyland, a trip on the Skyzoo aerial tram, the Aquarium, the Safarai Masai Mara and as many rides on the Panoramic train as you wish. In order to take advantage of all these attractions and just wander the zoo to look for your favorite animals, you’ll have to get there when it opens at 10 a.m.  Parking is 42 pesos for the whole day. Wheel chair rentals are available for 40 pesos per hour and children’s carrages for 55 pesos for the whole day.  Water and food may be brought into the park, but no glass containers or soda pop are allowed. An amusement park with typical fair rides is also located within the zoo. The zoo closes at 6 p.m.

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