25th Annual Boo at the Zoo logo with ghosts and bats

Boo at the Zoo Another Huge Success

The Ursula pumpkin, from SF’s Student Life was the winner of the pumpkin decorating contest.

November 8, 2019 – The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo students and staff would like to thank the entire Santa Fe College community for celebrating the 25th annual Boo at the Zoo with them! The zoo welcomed 5,326 guests and raised 5,330 canned goods for Catholic Charities and Gainesville Harvest at SF. All donations will help community members in need this upcoming holiday season.

There were two entries in the pumpkin carving contest, one by Rose Christy, the other from SF Student Life. Zooies voted on the pumpkins, and Student Life’s Ursula pumpkin was determined the winner! Staff from Student Life won an encounter with our three Galapagos tortoises, Larry, Curly, and Moe.

A huge thanks to everyone who donated candy! The Admissions Department collected the most, donating over 40 bags. The Math Department wasn’t far behind with about 30 bags of candy. We could not put on this event without the generosity and support of the entire Santa Fe College community, and are looking forward to celebrating our 26th annual Boo at the Zoo next year!