Boo at the Zoo hosts Halloween fun this weekend

The El Paso Zoo will host its annual Boo at the Zoo- El Paso’s Wildest trick-or-treat in town on October 24-25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This family-friendly event provides a safe environment to have some ZOO-rrific fun while celebrating Halloween.

Guests are invited to wear their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treat candy stations and fun fall activities. Boo at the Zoo features: pumpkin bowling, a creepy crawly glow in the dark bug room, an alligator alley haunted house, Zoo-rassic park, an inflatable bounce house and slide, a Halloween maze, live entertainment, and more! Watch the animals enjoy special Halloween enrichment treats, including pumpkins and piñatas

The first 2,000 kids each day will receive a recyclable trick-or-treat bag. Activities and candy stations are provided at no cost with paid admission (with exception of face painting, caricatures, giraffe feeding, train and carousel rides). Zoo parking is limited.

Additional parking will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum across the street from the Zoo at no cost.

Boo at the Zoo provides only certified sustainable palm oil candy and palm oil free candy at each candy station to bring awareness to wildlife habitat destruction worldwide.

As an ingredient, palm oil is found in at least four out of 10 household products. Worldwide palm oil consumption is doubling every 10 years. This oil is produced from palm oil plantations that are cutting down critical wildlife habitat to expand operations, mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia.

More than 85 percent of all palm oil globally produced and exported is from Indonesia and Malaysia, where the palm oil industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat loss, climate change, animal cruelty and human rights abuses.

Large-scale deforestation linked to unsustainable palm oil practices is pushing many species to extinction. Many animals species worldwide connected to the animals at our Zoo- including Asian elephants Savannah and Juno, Sumatran orangutans Ibu, Khaleesi and Butch, and Malayan tigers Seri, Belahat, Melor – could go extinct in the wild if nothing changes and the palm oil industry continues its current practices.

Wildlife-friendly trick-or-treating is made possible thanks to candy sponsor Walmart.

Author: City of El Paso