The fourth and last weekend day for the annual 'Boo at the Zoo' event at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo brought out large crowds, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Zoo Director Phil Frost said that beautiful weather both this weekend and last made the Halloween-themed event a great success, attracting about 13,000 visitors last weekend, 7,500 on Saturday, and this Sunday's crowd was shaping up to equal Saturday's. He noted that when the event goes well, it can constitute approximately 10 percent of the Zoo's annual attendance, with corresponding amounts of revenue raised by concessions and gift shop, which helps fund operations. Trick-or-treat bags, handed to kids as they left for the day by gloved volunteers, helped to not only make the event more COVID-19 safe, but doing it that way made it easier for the kids to concentrate on enjoying the zoo's animals, said Frost. Regular zoo admissions apply to the event, but it's free for Friends of the Zoo members.