Thousands Turn Out to Support Wildwood Wildlife Park at 7th Annual "Zoo Boo"

By: Elizabeth Schilder Email
By: Elizabeth Schilder Email

It's hard to believe we're almost to the middle of October and only weeks away from Halloween. Some kids got an early start on their trick-or-treating today as the Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua hosted their 7th annual "Zoo Boo."

Thousands of eager trick-or-treaters and their families packed the zoo including Patrick, Jenny and their three kids.

"It's a place they get to trick-or-treat safely and we love to zoo too so it worked out great," Patrick tells NewsChannel 7.

While the kids are partial to the dear and goats, Jenny enjoys the opportunity to do something out of the usual.

"I think it's really fun to dress up together," She says. "There's really no other place you can to get your family to dress up like pirates and hang out for the day."

Thanks to the beautiful weather, Park Director Judy Domaszek says they were able to bring out even more animals that last year.

"They get out the ferrets, the hedgehogs and the children can see them up close and I really believe if they see them up close they can appreciate them."

While the kids are getting hyped up on sugar, the zoo is raising money to feed the animals throughout the winter.

"The feed truck comes in every Friday and it can be anywhere from $1,000 up on that feed truck,' Domaszek explains.

Needless to say, "Zoo Boo" leaves the animals and the parents very happy.

"I think we'll walk away with the memories," Jenny says adding, "I think they'll always remember the time we spent together."

"Zoo Boo" is the park's final event for the season before closing their doors Sunday. But don't worry if you missed out on the fun. The zoo will re-open May 1st, 2014.

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