Kids come out for nighttime fun at “Zoo Boo” in Merced

Dozens of children dressed in a variety of costumes visited Applegate Park Zoo over the weekend for the zoo’s annual “Zoo Boo.”

The family-friendly event gave children a chance to check out the animal’s nocturnal digs and participate in trick or treat and other activities.

The event also included face painting, a carnival and games presented by the KIWIN’s clubs at El Capitan High and Merced High.