Kids Start Trick-or-Treating at Boo at the Zoo

By KBJR News 1

October 13, 2012 Updated Oct 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Although the winter season is still a few weeks away, Halloween is right around the corner.

Much of the Trick-or-Treating action has already begun at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.

Kids in costumes turned out for the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo.

It's the zoo’s largest fundraising event each year, and about 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Kids Trick-or-Treated around the zoo, enjoyed Halloween pumpkin treats, took a haunted Hayride and visited the haunted shack's haunted tunnel.

They also explored the Halloween themed animal centers.

Boo at the Zoo organizers say the activities allow kids to learn more about the zoo animals and practice safe trick-or-treating.

"Going out in town, that can be a little scary as far as cars and things like that,” Anya Russom of Boo at the Zoo said. “But here, you know you are in the zoo, you get to see a whole lot of stuff and get to meet a bunch of people who are dressed up too."

If you missed Saturday’s activities, Boo at the Zoo will be open next Saturday from 10 until 4.