27th Annual Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, Il, 2013-10-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Get ready to say boo to the bears and get ghoulish with the gorillas at Lincoln Park Zoo’s beloved Spooky Zoo Spectacular.

Join the zoo’s Auxiliary Board on Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a FREE, safe, and totally spooky event that is perfect for the whole family.

Trick or treat throughout the zoo, compare costumes with spotted leopards and
camouflaged lizards, or get into the fun with festive fall crafts. Feeling brave? Head for the zoo’s haunted house, an eerie enclave located at the Kovler Sea Lion Pool.

“Spooky Zoo Spectacular is the perfect way for the whole family to let their scary sides show in a safe, fun, and wild environment,” said Auxiliary Board President Annessa Staab. “Halloween at Lincoln Park Zoo goes way beyond candy! There are activities for every age, from toddlers right up to mom and dad.”

Little ones will love the Toddler Zone, bigger kids will go crazy for DJ dance troop Charizma, and everyone will want to catch Spooky Glee, a chance for local show choirs to wow the crowds with music and dance.

Prefer the cute to the creepy? There are plenty of adorable new additions throughout the zoo, including the Eastern black rhinoceros calf born in August. Also, don’t miss the pair of playful Western lowland gorilla youngsters at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular is sponsored by BP and Illinois Farm Family. The Auxiliary Board also thanks US Bank.


Media Contact:
Sharon Dewar
(312) 742-2246

Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both globally and locally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member-supported organization and one of the nation’s only free, privately managed zoos. For more information, call 312 -742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org.