Oakland Zoo’s Spookfari sleepover delights children
on November 1, 2018
For the second Halloween season in a row, the Oakland Zoo hosted a “Sundown Spookfari.” The zoo staff opened up their grounds for families to stay overnight and learn about some of the animals. Families went on a “trick-or-treat” tour around the children’s zoo, as the kids learned about “tricks” that animals could do and received bags full of candy from zoo staff. The night ended with a campfire in a meadow where the families slept in tents. Over the course of the night, some families could hear the baboons in the nearby monkey cages. In the morning, the kids decorated Halloween-themed boxes of food for the meerkats and hyenas, and then took a tour to watch the animals eat their treats.
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