WCS's Queens and Prospect Park Zoos Celebrate Halloween with Boo at the Zoo

  • Festivities include treats for everyone – even the animals

New York, N.Y.-date – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo are hosting their annual Boo at the Zoo – a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, all day Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals. The events promise spine-tingling surprises and terrifying thrills for zoo-goers of all ages.

On both days of the Halloween weekend, animals will receive enrichment in the form of pumpkins. The animal keepers at all WCS wildlife parks provide daily enrichment to the animals to help keep them mentally and physically active and healthy. This weekend, guests can watch pumas, baboons, sea lions, bears, and more receive their favorite treats inside a pumpkin.  
WCS’s Queens Zoo - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31:
Pumpkins for Animals
Pumas and bears will get terrifyingly tasty treat-filled pumpkins.  
1 p.m. Pumas
2:30 p.m. Andean bears
WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31:
Pumpkins for Animals
Zoo residents search for their favorite treats in a Halloween pumpkin.
10 a.m. Pallas's cats
11 a.m. Geoffrey tamarins
12 p.m. Hamadryas baboons with infants
1 p.m. North American river otters
2 p.m. California sea lions
3 p.m. meerkats

Sophie Bass: 212-439-6527; sbass@wcs.org
Barbara Russo: 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild: 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – $8.00 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo
– Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April.  The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.

The Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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