NC Zoo festival highlights red wolvesPosted on 10/13/10
ASHEBORO, NC - The third week of the month-longZooFest 2010 continues at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, Oct. 16, with activities from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Saturday's event, HOWL-O-Ween, celebrates red-wolves, with information stations, games, crafts, face painting and howling contests.
Zoo guests can visit wolf information stations from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the red-wolf exhibit, check out the hands-on information available and then meet and talk to keepers there at 1:30 p.m.
There will be games and crafts at the North America Plaza, Prairie Outpost and Junction Plaza and face painting for kids of all ages at the "kidZone" exhibit. And those wanting to howl like a wolf (or just learn how) can compete with others in a wolf-howling contest at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. at Junction Plaza and kidZone.
ZooFest 2010 will continue Oct. 23 & 24 with the zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and featuring game booths, entertainers, music, story telling, costume contests and parades.
All the fun takes place each weekend during regular zoo hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is included in the regular zoo admission of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $6 for children (ages 2-12).
ZooFest is made possible through sponsorship by Coca-Cola and through the help of UNC-Greensboro student volunteers.
The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Dee Freeman, Secretary; Beverly Eaves Perdue, Governor.