Families get Halloween frights at Forest Park’s ‘Spooky Safari’

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A “Spooky Safari” at Springfield’s Forest Park Zoo added to the Halloween occasion as a trick-or-treat replacement for many families.

There were enough ghosts and goblins between the cages to make even the animals shudder with delight. And there was no question that the children came away with the feeling that their trip to the zoo fulfilled all their wishes for a truly memorable Halloween.

One family told 22News that the safari was exciting for their children.

“She got a pumpkin and arts and crafts books and candy and there are still a lot of animals out,” said Anne Asselin of West Springfield.

Saturday’s Spooky Safari also included a raffle and a virtual costumes and pumpkin carving contest.

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