Zoo putting the 'fun' in fundraising

MINOT, N.D. - "Lions, tigers and scares, oh my," at the Roosevelt Park Zoo this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. during the annual Boo at the Zoo.

Members of the community are invited to join friends and family at this fun event, which announced its partnership with the Minot chamber of commerce, bringing fun games and seminars to the event.

Costumes are encouraged as children are welcomed trick or treat trail to view animals and satisfy their sweet tooth.

It’s a fundraiser for the zoo, and all that money is invested back into habitats here, on zoo grounds. It’s just a fun event for families. Come out in your costumes, show off those fun costumes. We have hot chocolate, cotton candy, and all of our animals here that are getting pumpkin enrichment for the day. So we'll have fun fall themed activities and it’s just a great day to get out,” said Jennifer Kleen, Executive Director of the Minot Zoo Crew.

The fundraiser, more specifically, will be raising money to expand certain zoo habitats for big cats, particularly tigers, who will be moving where the current duck pond exists. The zoo estimates this expansion will cost roughly five million dollars, over one million of which has already been raised.