Around 500 people attended the new Boo at the Zoo event this past weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, a series of different Halloween features and events were organized at the Greater Vancouver Zoo on 264th Street in Aldergrove.
“There was some spook-facular fun” had by guests, said zoo operation manager Tess Zhang.
There were costume parades both Saturday and Sunday, And all the children under 12 were granted free admission on Halloween, when they dressed in costume and were accompanied by an adult.
As well, the zoo organized a haunted house set up in the animalism Saturday through Monday.
And a Spooky Night safari walk – held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – attracted about 50 visitors and some of the best reaction, Zhang noted.
“The zoo had its first Spooky Night Walking tours. The tours turned out to be very successful,’ she said. “Parents and children could see different behaviours of animals and learnt creepy facts.”
A guest commented on their Facebook page: “Just have to say we went on the walk tonight. And it was amazing. The ladies who did the tour were very knowledgeable and we learned some new things… I was super impressed and my girls loved it as well. .. can’t wait to go again next year.”
Guests were also invited to participate in a “great pumpkin smash.”
And none seemed to enjoy Halloween, and the pumpkins that went along with the ghoulish occasion, more than the animals who were allowed to devour the carved orange squash after the festivities were over.
For more information about upcoming community events at the zoo, people can visit their website: www.gvzoo.com.