Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo launches the first of several special events for the month of October on Saturday, Oct. 12, with “Howl-O-Ween,” a celebration of the zoo’s red wolves and the effort to save this highly endangered species.

Red wolf keepers will be meeting visitors and answering questions about the wolves at 1:30 p.m. at the Red Wolf Exhibit in the zoo’s North America exhibit region. In addition, demonstrations of Native American dancing, storytelling and art will be held in the park’s Junction Plaza at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.