"Boo at the Zoo" provides safe fun, supports local zoo

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun this Halloween weekend, you may want to head over to the Amarillo Zoo. The fifth annual "Boo at the Zoo" event features a weekend's worth of games, activities, and special exhibits designed especially for children. This year's exhibits include the Creepy-Crawly Petting Zoo, a giant toad the size of a dinner plate, and even a real-live Sasquatch.

Boo at the Zoo is meant as a safe and educational alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. "We kind of gear it toward families and young children, so it's a great opportunity for Mom and Dad to bring out the kids, grandparents to bring out grandchildren, for kind of a safe, fun, non-scary Halloween event," says Volunteer Services Coordinator Mike Boley, "No blood, no gore, nothing like that - just good family fun." The festivities will continue through the weekend, starting at 5:30 tomorrow (Oct. 26) afternoon, and noon on Sunday (Oct. 27). And be sure to bring a trick-or-treat bag for all the treats that will be handed out.