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Knoxville Zoo offers buy-one, get-one deal
Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo is offering “Buy One, Get One Free” admission tickets now through Feb. 29 during Kroger BOGO Days. 
“It may come as a bit of a surprise to our guests, but winter is a great time to visit the zoo,” said Lisa New, President and CEO of Knoxville Zoo.  “We’re lucky to have many days of mild weather, and most of our animals enjoy being out and active on those days.  Our red pandas and river otters are especially lively this time of year.”  
On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see many favorites, including elephants, gorillas, penguins, chimpanzees and reptiles, in their indoor viewing areas. 
A December trip to the zoo may even include a visit with Santa Claus, too, when the Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure indoor play area hosts Santa’s Village. Santa’s Village will offer visits and photo opportunities with Santa as well as holiday-themed crafts Dec. 6 and 10 through 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.  
Half-price admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online at Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 29, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon. 
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392 from Interstate 40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 
Admission and ticket sales stop one hour before the zoo closes. For more information, please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300 or visit