Portland, OR. This Red Panda is one of many animals that had a chance to play with pumpkins this October at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo is also encouraging parents to bring their costumed kids to ‘Howloween’ for treats and fun. The zoo provides a safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about healthy habitats for wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.

Treat bags are available at the end of the scavenger hunt for an additional fee of $3 per participant. In keeping with the zoo’s mission. Activities are best suited for children ages 2-12, but all are welcome.

Here’s a video with those cute animals playing with their pumpkins:

Here are some snapshots of the animals:

From Oregon Zoo:

What’s different for Howloween this year?

  • Make sure your costumes include masks that cover your nose and mouth.
  • Instead of collecting candy and toys throughout the zoo, Howloween participants may purchase pre-filled treat bags that can be collected at the end of their scavenger hunt. Treat bags are $3 each; tickets for the treat bags will be available for purchase online.
  • All tickets must be purchased in advance, in timed-entry segments. Please note that due to capacity restrictions, even infants need to be counted. Infants are free with a paid adult admission, but must have a ticket.
  • Click here to see other safety measures.