Annual Boo at Zoo Kicks Off in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated Oct 11, 2009 at 7:11 PM CDT

Although Halloween is still a few weeks away, the trick or treating action has already begun at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.

Kids dressed their best Halloween costumes turned out today for the official start of Boo at the Zoo.

It's a place for kids to practice their candy gathering skills and visit with the critters.

Also among the day's activities were a haunted hayride, themed animal centers, and pumpkin treats.

It's the zoo's largest fundraising event of the year.

Anita Johnson with the Lake Superior Zoological Society says the money goes to help the Zoological Society with all of our programs, "Our education programs and our conservation programs. It helps us to feed the animals and take care of everything we need to at the zoo."

About 8,000 people attend the event each year.

If you didn't get a chance to attend today's festivities, don't feel tricked... the zoo's got more treats for kids with costumes next Saturday, October 17th, from 4-10pm.