Adelaide Zoo and its animal residents are gearing up for some spooky fun come Halloween night as the zoo's popular celebration, Boo at the Zoo, gets set to be wicked fun for the whole family.
On Friday 31 October, Adelaide Zoo will transform into a festive and not too scary Halloween destination for families, an event that drew more than 3,500 visitors last year.
At the sold out event, ghoulish guests will enjoy a children's trick-or-treat trail, a series of special Halloween themed animal presentations, giveaways and much more!
Adelaide Zoo Events Coordinator, Ebony Priest says Halloween tends to cater to those looking for bone chilling frights, however families with young children are now on the hunt for safe and family friendly options to celebrate the spooky day.
"Like so many of our special events, Boo at the Zoo has been designed to cater to families, and in this case, to turn a usually frightening event into family friendly mischief - it's a great excuse to experience the zoo in a different way," Ebony said.
"I have no doubt the population of bears, tigers and monkeys will double at Adelaide Zoo on Halloween, as children and parents alike are encouraged to dress the part – whether scary or sweet.
"Although the animals are still the stars of the show, this year's wicked fun includes seven trick-or-treat stations, more refreshments and bigger, thrilling entertainment transforming the zoo into an experience like no other!"
Zoo keepers have also been busy brewing spooky tricks and treats so the animals can join in the Halloween fun too. Ghoulish guests will be treated to a jam-packed Halloween enrichment schedule as Adelaide Zoo residents chow down on pumpkins and use the ghoulish décor to strike an adorable pose.
More thrills will be had as guests see the tigers tear into Halloween enrichment treats, meerkats scurry across a haunted pumpkin patch and coatis tuck into carved Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins stuffed with treats.
Adelaide Zoo will close early for regular daytime visitors at 3:30pm on Friday 31 October to transform the zoo into a haunted Halloween spook-tacular. A series of specially themed zones will complete the ghoulish décor including a creepy graveyard, witches den and a haunted house.
Boo at the Zoo kicks off at 4pm with final entry at 6pm. This is a sold out event and tickets will not be sold at the gate on the night.
Join in the mischief Halloween night! Ticket holders can find more information on the Adelaide Zoo website.