Admission to the Little Rock Zoo will cost $1 on Saturday, July 13, for Hiland Dairy Dollar Day. Free parking will be provided, and the zoo will sell Hiland products, including iced tea, milk and other beverages, for $1 while supplies last.


The zoo will offer interactive programs for the entire family, along with hydration stations with free water and first-aid stations. Guests can also bring refillable water bottles. According to a release by the zoo, each of these measures “will allow Arkansans to take advantage of the annual family event safely.”


Hiland is an annual sponsor of the zoo and has committed almost $900,000 in the form of cash sponsorships and in-kind product donations over the last 15 years. As part of the annual sponsorship, Hiland is giving a $10,000 capital gift this year in addition to sponsoring the November fundraising event GloWild. The company has provided in-kind product donations for Café Africa for special events and has created free advertising opportunities for the zoo on its milk cartons. The annual sponsorship totals for this year are nearly $98,000.


“Hiland Dairy has a history of over 160 years of serving Arkansas families and communities with the best of the best dairy products, and that’s a commitment to families and to quality,” said Susan Altrui, director of the Little Rock Zoo. “Hiland Dairy and the Little Rock Zoo share those traits.




Altrui encourages families to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the Dragon Kingdom exhibit, which features 14 animatronic dragons. According to the release, the zoo unveiled a new bearded dragon named Steve to invite families.


“The Little Rock Zoo is all about families,” said Mike Flagg, a representative of Hiland Dairy. “We love to serve this community.”


Flagg said he was “excited for the future of the zoo and happy to see so many families at the zoo this year.”


Hiland Dairy Dollar Day will be held at the Little Rock Zoo this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit click here.


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