News

Houston Zoo Cancels Free First Tuesday Afternoon

View Comments
Animals at the Houston Zoo. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

Animals at the Houston Zoo. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8 Renee Zellweger Releases Statement About 'New Face' Rumors

listicle 3 Houston Zoo Cancels Free First Tuesday Afternoon 4 Things You Should Be Doing To Make Your Day Better

77820352_8Top 10 Horror Films

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Zoo has suspended free admission on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month due to large crowds clogging traffic.

Zoo officials say about 12,000 people headed for the complex during a three-hour period on June 5. A statement Monday from the zoo says the traffic congestion created a potential hazard for emergency vehicles.

The cancellation means no free Tuesday afternoons on July 3 and Aug. 7.

Zoo officials say the free admission on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month will resume in September.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,198 other followers