Bee carved into pumpkins at the Lake Superior Zoo
Photo by Rene Williams
By Drew Kerner and Rene Williams
The Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, MN, held a trick or treat event called Boo at the Zoo on October 16th and 23rd. Anyone who paid the $14 one day or $10 advanced admission could trick or treat at the 45 booths available while taking a regular tour of the Zoo. Some University of Wisconsin Superior students such as Viviane Colletta, Faith Harnisch, Drew Kerner, and Rene Williams attended this event.
The Zoo was beautifully decorated in graveyards and Halloween decorations. Walking around the bear exhibit doubled as a pirate cove with buried treasure. The Australian exhibit was decorated like a haunted house.
There were also many things reminiscent of our proud Yellowjackets. There was a trail dedicated to the importance of honey bees and bees in general, appropriately decorated with pumpkin carvings of bees and beehives.
Local businesses and midwestern corporations handed out candy at their booths. Some booths even gave out kettle corn and coffee due to the cooler weather. Sadly, due to the weather, some of the animals that would typically be on exhibit were tucked away like the lemurs, which Williams looked forward to.
But overall, the best experience there was seeing the many costumes on display. Some costumes were scary, and some were cute, which brought back the memories of lost normalcy due to COVID-19.