The end of the summer season at Dublin Zoo is marked with an open day for 150 Dublin families.

Facing a challenging financial position, Dublin Zoo has embarked on a number of promotional activities to attract a greater number of visitors.

Dan O'Sullivan from Dublin City Council describes the day as

an excellent piece of entertainment - a new dimension

Margaret Sinanan, Dublin Zoo, speaks about the public support that has helped to keep the zoo going, having received over £150,000 in donations. However, things are still financially critical with the zoo

Existing on very little money and a lot of hope

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 September 1990. The reporter is Alasdair Jackson.