LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Ticket prices are going up again at the Los Angeles Zoo, the fifth ticket increase in as many years.

The $1 increase will bring tickets for children 12 and younger to $12, up from $5 when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took office in 2005. Admission for adults will climb to $17, up from $10 seven years ago. Senior ticket prices will be $14.

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The rise in admission prices is expected to generate $720,000 in revenue, according to Assistant City Administrative Officer Raymond Ciranna.

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The increase was called for as part of the city budget proposed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and approved by the City Council Tuesday.

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