NC Zoo schedules events with Halloween theme

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ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo is launching several special events in October, including one on Saturday featuring red wolves entitled “Howl-O-Ween.”

Organizers said Red wolf keepers will meet visitors and answer 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.

Other events will include face painting for kids from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the  North America Plaza.

Later October events will include “Batology,” a special program on bats to be presented in the zoo’s Sonora Desert exhibit the weekend of Oct. 19-20. “Boo at the Zoo,” the park’s annual Halloween carnival for kids is planned for the weekend of Oct. 26-27.