ONE OF Ireland's biggest and best tourist attractions are throwing open their doors to the public for half price this weekend.
Dublin Zoo continue their celebrations of World Animal Day this weekend as they invite people from the capital city and beyond to spend the day with the animals in Phoenix Park.World Animal Day fell on October 4th, and with last week's half-price tickets proving a big hit they've decided to keep the party going this weekend, with discounted entry available on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October.
The only catch is that the discounted tickets are available in person at the zoo only-- so be sure not to buy your tickets online as you'll be paying full price!
With awareness and activism surrounding animal rights increasing, the Zoo are eager to assure people that the charity adheres to strict codes of pratice when it comes to animal welfare, and state on their website that the animals "live enriched lives in natural social groups, they are fit and healthy, able to breed and raise their own young. They can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat".
Dublin Zoo is first and foremost a charity: it is home to over 400 animals, takes part in breeding programmes to help prevent certain species from dying out and partners with 36 global conservation organisations.
If you're a bit too far away to take advantage of the discounted tickets, don't despair--- you can watch livestreams of the zoo's elephants, penguins or giraffes here!