The Little Rock Zoo Hosts Disability Day

Published 08/30 2014 08:11PM

Updated 08/30 2014 08:13PM

Little Rock Zoo
Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Little Rock Zoo held it's first "Disability Day" today.

It was a day of fun and awareness for disabled Arkansans.

The Little Rock Zoo partnered with the Arkansas Governors Commission On People With Disabilities to organize the event.

People with disabilities and their families enjoyed free lunch and even received a discount on admission.

Organizer Leonard Boyle says they, along with the animals, wanted to bring the disabled community together for a memorable day.

"Bring people with disabilities out of their homes. We want them to get out and enjoy the recreational facilities and amenities that the state has to offer," Boyle said. "We thought that the zoo was the perfect place to roll that out."

Boyle also said the zoo is working closely with their office to become more wheelchair friendly.

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