COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Boo at the Zoo is not only a fun, family-friendly Halloween event, but it’s also one of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s largest fundraisers for new and existing wildlife conservation projects.
“Unlike most accredited zoos, we don’t receive any tax support,” Rachel Wright said with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. “So we really depend on admissions from these events to help us continue providing the excellent animal care you all expect from us as well as fund zoo improvements and conservation.”
Part of the proceeds from Boo at the Zoo goes towards their program, ‘Quarters for Conservation,’ which provides funding for wildlife conservation projects.
“75 cents from every ticket goes to support our Quarters for Conservation program, which has raised more than $4 million since we started it in 2008 to support front-line conservation programs that help species like giraffes survive in the wild,” Wright said.
Boo at the Zoo has 29 trick-or-treat stations around the zoo, a lighted pumpkin patch, a spooky graveyard, a pirate’s cove, animal exhibits, and a haunted house.
“We put on a haunted house every year for Boo at the Zoo and it’s handmade,” Wright said. “It’s really unique and around every corner, there’s a new and exciting display that’s kind of spooky but not too scary because we know we have lots of little ones coming through.”
There are four dates left but three are sold out. The date on Monday, October 31 has plenty of space. Tickets must be purchased online in advance on the zoo’s website. The event goes from 4 p.m. to 8:30 that Halloween night.
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