It's the day of ghosts and goblins, little kids and candy, pumpkins, games, and animals at the zoo! I'm fortunate to have a wonderful local zoo only a few miles from me. It's on the small side, with great natural habitats, a terrific staff, loads of active volunteers, and a dedicated rescue and rehab program (they just released two rehabbed turtles back into the ocean last week). They've spent the past two weeks anticipating Halloween with their fun Boo at the Zoo celebration. Since it's become my favorite place for morning walks since moving here, I've been happily immersed in all the festivities of the pumpkin and ghostie season. As have the animals! Here are a few of my favorite photos I've taken over the past two weeks.
My kangaroo buddy took time out from playing with his ball to pose for a photo. I'm thinking he may have a modeling career on the horizon.
Just hanging out until dark. Siamang Ape, Sapphire says that's when the real fun begins!
Did someone say candy? This meercat is all in for Halloween!
This friendly macaw wins best natural costume. His colors are even more vibrant in person!
Looks like someone got lost during last year's festivities. At least he had a bottle of rum to keep him company!
Masaya, the jaguar enjoying a pre-Halloween treat.
This little lorikeet thought my glasses were the treat!
The lorikeet above stayed with me the entire time I was in the aviary but here's one of her buddies so you can see them in all their colorful glory.
And, finally, here are the humans in some of our finery from Halloweens past. I do enjoy this holiday...as if you couldn't tell!
Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you still dress in costume? If so, what will you be this year?
Do you have a local zoo? Do you ever visit?
What's your favorite Halloween candy?
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