Kids Have Spooktacular Time At Annual Boo At The Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-Witches, goblins and more swarmed the Topeka Zoo Saturday for a "spooktacular" event.

Zoo Director Brendan Wiley says he expects 5,000 visitors at the "Boo at the Zoo" event that went from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween candy, skeleton heads, cobwebs, ghosts and bats decorate the backdrop for Topeka's Boo at the Zoo, something that hundreds of kids were eager to be apart of and trick-or-treat.

"Boo at the Zoo is a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy the Zoo in a little different atmosphere. There's a scavenger hunt, the animals get Halloween themed enrichment activities. There's just a lot of fun stuff to do," says Wiley.

From flopping around in an inflatable obstacle course to dressing up in Halloween costumes, kids say they are ready to fill their bags with candy!

"I'm dressed up as the joker," says 10-year-old Ella Powell from Gardner, Kansas.

"I like seeing all the costumes and seeing how people are creative in their costumes," says 9-year-old Austin Powell.

"The favorite part is the candy!" says 4-year-old Chandler Morgan Day.

Kids say not only did they have fun trick or treating, and receiving candy, they're also excited to see the Zoo animals.

"Probably the lions and the tigers because I'm an animal lover," says Austin Powell.

"The elephants are my favorite!" says 6-year-old Mason Voth.

Kids agree they had a "spooktacular" time.

The next Boo at the Zoo is next Saturday, October 26th, and Wiley says it's regular admission price.


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