21 October 2014
Australia Zoo is gearing up for a spooktacular event this Halloween - celebrating with games, competitions and our always-in-costume characters, our DEVILS!
But they aren’t the scary kind, despite their spooky calls and their sharp teeth. In fact, our keepers say that Tasmanian Devils are some of their favourite animals in the zoo! Did you know that more than 5000 years ago, Tassie Devils were prevalent in all areas of Australia? These days they are only found in the wild in Tasmania, as their name suggests, and are considered endangered.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors raises funds for causes that search for a cure for the Devil Facial Tumour Disease, the cause of their depletion in numbers. You can come see our Tassie Devils at Australia Zoo this Halloween - including Ebony and Raine. Or for an extra special Halloween treat for yourself (and these guys) you could adopt one of them, with proceeds from your adoption put back into conservation!
We’ll have plenty of other treats on the day including free spooky face-painting until 11am, a fancy dress competition, and a chance to win some great prizes by finding the black cats hidden around the zoo! We’re also giving you the opportunity to be the judge of our staff pumpkin carving competition, so you can pick the winner.
There’ll be plenty of games including Zombie Races and the Super Spider Egg Snatch, as well as the chance to brave the giant croc slide with a scare factor of a different kind.
And for those that get in the gates early, the race is on to get to the Australia Zoo Information Desk to secure one of the 40 tickets available to watch Surviving Earth in an exclusive screening with Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin. Bindi features in this climate change documentary that aims to highlight the effect humanity has had on the earth. Tickets available from 9am on October 31 at the Information Desk for a $10 donation to Wildlife Warriors – but be sure to watch the preview first, just in case this is a bit too spooky for the little ones!
There’s plenty of treats on us this Halloween, Friday October 31st at Australia Zoo. Tickets available here.
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