“Boo at the Zoo” a Huge Success!

This Halloween, Santa Fe’s 22nd-annual “Boo at the Zoo” hosted about 6,000 kids and their parents as they walked one of the trails through the zoo to collect candy from a host of costumed characters. The mile-long trail was transformed into 14 themed areas, including “Toy Story,” “Jurassic Park,” “Scooby Doo” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”

The event, around now for more than two decades, was brought about by students in Santa Fe College’s Zoo Animal Technology Program as a way to give to the community. In place of an admission fee, attendees were asked to bring a single canned good. The cans collected were then given to Gainesville Harvest and Catholic Charities, which feed students and families in need.

Raigen Sumrall, student at Santa Fe College’s Teaching Zoo dressed as King Louie from “The Jungle Book”.

* Some information from this story appears courtesy of “The Independent Alligator