by Channel 2 News Staff
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Wednesday was Access Zoo Day, a chance for the elderly and people with disabilities to get around the Alaska Zoo a little easier.
Visitors could catch a ride on one of more than 10 golf carts -- on loan from the Anchorage Golf Course -- driven by volunteers from AARP.
The day is meant to give those who have difficulties walking the trails easier access to the exhibits.
"We advertise it for senior citizens or people with disabilities that can't walk around the zoo too easily because of the terrain and so we offer them just normal admissions but they get to ride around in golf carts to make it easier to see everything," the zoo's executive director Patrick Lampi said.
There is another Access Zoo Day in September.